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Consultant in Orthodontics

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Dentistry and oral medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a full-time consultant appointment within a very busy Oral Health department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Main duties of the job

This is a full-time consultant appointment within a very busy Oral Health department. The appointee will work with other Consultants in Orthodontics as well as Consultants in OMFS (Orthognathic), Plastic Surgery (Cleft) and Restorative Dentistry (Hypodontia) providing multidisciplinary care. The appointee will help the department achieve the waiting time targets and referral to treatment time targets. The candidate must have an interest in treatment of Facial Deformity and Cleft Lip and Palate.

About us

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital provides Orthodontic and Oral and Maxillofacial services across Norfolk through close links with adjacent trusts Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn and The James Paget hospital on the east coast. The catchment area covers a population of 1.4 million people and also includes Ipswich Hospital who merged with Colchester hospital to form the East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). This post be based at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital with general clinics being performed there. At present the Orthodontic Service covers patients from the Norfolk and Norwich and James Paget Hospital and has the potential to expand its remit further. There is full engagement from the wider consultant body, specifically the Head and Neck and Oral Health Consultant team .

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for detailed information on the main responsibilities of the post.

Interview to be held on the 18th April 2023.

Person Specification

  • Entry on GDC Specialist Register.
  • MFDS or equivalent.
  • CCST in Orthodontics or equivalent.
  • M. Orth or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a SAC approved 2-year minimum training programme in a Fixed Term Training Appointment (FTTA) in Orthodontics or within six months of completion, or equivalent, which follows on from the pre CCST training period of 3 years.
  • ISFE in or within 6 months
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register Via; CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) CESR or European Community Rights An appropriate higher qualification

Clinical Experience

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCST in Orthodontics.
  • Ability to manage complex orthodontic problems.
  • Experience in the use of a full range of orthodontic treatment techniques.


  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.


  • Previous responsibility for service improvement. Management skills

Teaching Experience

  • Willingness to become involved in the training commitments of the department.


  • Experience of supervising junior dental colleagues.

Research Experience

  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals.


  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty
  • Training and expertise in children's safeguarding


  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest


  • Commitment to develop an appropriate special interest

Communications and Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries 

BMJ Ref: BMJ-107724/234-MS1887


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