Paediatric Dentistry.


The University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield, in partnership with Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has developed an exciting pathway of academic clinical training opportunities

Applications are now invited for two Academic Clinical Fellowship posts in Paediatric Dentistry who are applying to commence specialist training. One of the posts is associated with the University of Leeds, whilst the other is associated with the University of Sheffield. These new posts have been created as part of the Health Education England (HEE))/National Institution for Health Research Trainee Coordinating Centre (NIHRTCC) programme of Integrated Academic Training and offers candidates a comprehensive experience of clinical academic medicine working alongside internationally renowned clinicians and researchers. 

We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals with the potential to excel in both their clinical and academic training and who have the ambition to be the next generation of academic clinicians.

Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) are 3-year fixed-term national training posts.  They attract an NTN(A) and trainees undertake 75 % clinical and 25% academic training over the term of the post.  They are employed by the NHS Trust and have an honorary contract with the University of Leeds.

ACF trainees will also undertake a Research Training Programme provided by the University for which funding is provided by NIHR.  They also are eligible for a £1,000 bursary per year to support research training activity (e.g to attend academic conferences).

ACF trainees would also normally complete and submit an external funding application for a research fellowship to enable them to complete a higher degree (PhD) following the completion of their ACF fixed-term post, which would be completed as Out-of-Programme-Research (OOPR).

All Academic Clinical Fellowships are run-through posts, regardless of specialty.  A trainee entering an ACF post would therefore be guaranteed continued training to CCST in Paediatric Dentistry, as long as they progress satisfactorily (in both clinical and academic domains) through their training.

The full Job Descriptions for these posts are availbale to download from the right of this page.

Please note:  

All applicants who do not already hold a National Training Number (NTN) or Deanery Reference Number (DRN) in the GDC specialty to which they are applying for will be required to undertake the national clinical recruitment process and attend an assessment/interview for Paediatric Dentistry benchmarking in Birmingham on the 25th May 2017.

Academic Interviews will be held in Leeds on Wednesday 8th March 2017.


University of Leeds - 1 post

University of Sheffield - 1 post

All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for Sepcial Care Denistry ST1 will follow the timeline below:



Applications Open 10:00 Tuesday 10th January 2017 
Application Deadline 16:00 Tuesday 7th February 2017
Longlisting From Wednesday 8th February 2017
Interviews Wednesday 8th March 2017
Initial Offers Released by           TBC
Holding Deadline TBC 

Applications will only be accepted through the 2017 Oriel Recruitment Portal

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Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications  is Tuesday 7th February 2017. After this time no applications will be accepted. There will be no exceptions to this deadline. You are advised to complete and submit your application ahead of the deadline to allow for any unforeseen problems.

Eligibility & Longlisting

The eligibility criteria for ACF Paediatric Dentistry are listed in the  Person Specifications. It is an applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria.

All applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria during longlisting. Any applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be longlisted out of the process and will not progress to the next stage.

“By allowing applicants to progress to the interview stage, Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber HAS NOT accepted or confirmed that applicants meet all eligibility requirements.  This includes immigration status, evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies or equivalent, and requisite length of time in training as per the relevant national person specification.  This list is not exhaustive, and is applicable to all eligibility criteria.  Applicants may still be withdrawn from the application process at any stage, including after the interviews have taken place, if the evidence pertaining to an eligibility criterion is found to be unsatisfactory by Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber.”


More infromation to follow


Interview Dates and Venue

Interviews will be held at the venue below:

Health Education England, Yorkshire and Humber
Willow Terrace Road
University of Leeds

Date of Interviews - Wednesday 8th March 2017

Documents Required at Interview

Details will be available shortly

Interview Format

30 minutes Panel 

Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Applicants attending interviews are entitled to a travel and subsistence allowance. A claim form can be downloaded from the Downloads section on the right of this page. You are advised to read the guidance document in full before incurring any expenses.

Completed claim forms should be submitted to:

Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber (PGMDE)
Willow Terrace Road
University of Leeds

Claim forms must be received within three months of your interview date. Claim forms received after three months will not be processed. Receipts must be attached for all travel 


All Offers through the Oriel Recruitment system

The Oriel Recruitment Portal will be used to make all offers to training posts in 2017.


Allocation to Posts

Successful candidates will be allocated to posts in rank order:

  • The highest ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post.
  • The second ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post unless it has already been allocated to the first ranked candidate in which case they will be allocated their second preferenced post.
  • The third ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post unless it has already been allocated to the first or second ranked candidates. If it has, they will be allocated their second preferenced post unless this has been allocated to the first or second ranked candidates in which case they will be offered their third preference.

This process will continue until all posts are allocated or there are no more appointable 


Feedback will be provided at three stages of the recruitment process:


If you are not longlisted you will be provided with the reasons for this. If you are longlisted you will receive an email inviting you to book an interview.

Interview Ranking

You will be able to view your total interview score and rank online through their Oriel account once offers are released. Please note that a thorough Quality Assurance and validation process is carried out on all applicants’ scores following the interviews. No scores will be released until this process is complete.

Interview Scores

Following the conclusion of the offers process, all applicants will be able to view a breakdown of their interview scores including the scores they achieved in each interview station online through their Oriel account.