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.


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All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change

Recruitment Timeline

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Applications will only be accepted through the 2019 Oriel Recruitment Portal

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Eligibility & Longlisting

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All Offers through the Oriel Recruitment system

The Oriel Recruitment Portal will be used to make all offers to training posts in 2019.





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.