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  • 1. CLINICAL TEACHER IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY Job Ref: A-571583 Department: School of Dental Sciences Location: Dental Hospital Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience Range: £30,685 - £57,084 pa Tenure: Permanent Hours of work: Full-Time Closing Date: 12 April 2010 Interview Date: To be confirmed ___________________________________________________ Informal enquiries to Dr E L Boyle on 0151 706 5215, email: denelboy@liverpool.ac.uk Application Procedure Applications should comprise: *A completed applicant information form * A copy of your full curriculum vitae *A statement indicating the reasons for applying for this post and how your training and experience is relevant. If you have any particular requirements should you be invited to interview, please make this clear in your application. Submitting Applications Applications may be submitted by e-mail to jobs@liv.ac.uk or by post or in person to: The Director of Human Resources (Recruitment), The University of Liverpool, Hart Building, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ ROYAL MAIL – Postal Pricing System. Please ensure that postal applications carry the correct postage according to the weight and measurement of the item, as items with insufficient postage will be held and delayed by the Royal Mail. Details of their pricing system are available online at www.royalmail.com or from a Post Office branch. Acknowledgement of Applications Please note that we are unable to acknowledge postal applications. If you would like an acknowledgement please enclose a stamped addressed card or envelope, and place it at the front of your application. If you e-mail your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement. Shortlisting and Interviews Shortlisting and interview arrangements are the responsibility of the recruiting Department. Please contact Mr David James, School Administrator (0151 706 5132) if you have a query after the closing date. Outcome of Applications Vacancies at the University often attract a large number of candidates and it is not always possible to respond individually to every application. If you have not heard from the recruiting Department by mid May 2010 please take it that your application has not been successful. Job Ref: A-571583 Page 1 of 9
  • 2. Asylum & Immigration The University will comply with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, which requires all employees to provide documentary evidence of their legal right to work in this country prior to commencing employment. Please be aware that you will be required to bring your passport (and visa if applicable) to interview so that it can be copied and verified by a member of the Selection Panel. For posts requiring a recognised degree level or equivalent qualification, and where there is no suitable UK or European Economic Area candidate, the University will take the necessary steps to secure UK Border Agency permission for a foreign national to take up employment. Should a candidate require a Certificate of Sponsorship in order to take up a post they will need to meet the UK Boarder Agency Tier 2 Points Based Criteria. A self assessment tool can be found on the UK Border Agency website at: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/pointscalculator A candidate may also be required to undertake an English Language test prior to commencing work at the University. Details of Home Office approved tests can be found at: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/pbsapprovedenglishlanguage Further information on the eligibility criteria for Certificates of Sponsorship can be found at: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/employers/points Diversity and Equality The University of Liverpool is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity. All employees and applicants for jobs will be considered on their abilities and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, caring responsibilities, colour, disability, employment status, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction. Training is available to support career progression within the University. Two Ticks Disability : Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) The University of Liverpool is commitment to the employment of disabled people, and as part of our commitment, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a post and consider them on their abilities. To apply for a post under the disability GIS, you must disclose your disability (as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act, 2005), and mark X in the yes box on the Equal Opportunities Employment Form. This form must be returned with your application form. Full details of the scheme are available at www.liv.ac.uk/hr/organisational-development/Two_Ticks.htm Accessibility If you require copies of documentation in alternative formats, for example, large print or Braille, please contact jobs@liv.ac.uk or telephone 0151 794 6771. If you have any other requirements which will help you access the application or interview process or employment opportunities at the University of Liverpool, please let us know by contacting jobs@liv.ac.uk or telephone 0151 794 6771. Smoking The University has adopted a Code of Practice on Smoking, copies of which are available from the Human Resources Department website www.liv.ac.uk/hr LH/03/10 Job Ref: A-571583 Page 2 of 9
  • 3. 1. The Council of the University invites applications for the post of Clinical Teacher in Restorative Dentistry in the School of Dental Sciences. The post will be predominantly based at the Dental School, but all staff may be expected to take part in teaching in outreach locations throughout the North West. The post is a full time appointment and is not available for job-sharing. 2. The appointee will work under the direction of the Teaching Lead for Restorative Dentistry (Dr AJ Preston) and will contribute to the integrated teaching of restorative dentistry. The appointee must be able to teach all aspects of Restorative Dentistry to the standard required by the General Dental Council for the graduation of new students. They must also be able to teach on the Taught Postgraduate courses. In addition to providing lectures and tutorials the postholder will supervise students treating patients on the combined restorative clinics. They must be prepared to be a personal tutor and to take part in the day to day running of Restorative Dentistry and the Dental School. 3. Teaching on the dental undergraduate programme is joint with medical students in the first year and takes a problem-based learning approach. All new staff are expected to be trained as PBL tutors and to take part in the programme. All academic staff are obliged to take part in the formal and informal assessment of students as directed by the Head of School. Staff are also obliged to take part in Peer Review of Teaching and participate in training courses offered by the University. The Teaching Leads in the Dental School for the main associated clinical areas are: Dr AJ Preston (Senior Lecturer/ Consultant in Restorative Dentistry) and Mr T Thayer (Senior Clinical Teacher in Oral Diseases). 4. Essential Qualifications and Experience You should have a minimum of two-years post graduation experience of Restorative Dentistry and experience of teaching restorative dentistry to dental undergraduates. 5. Background to the Post This post is intended to maintain and enhance the existing undergraduate teaching and postgraduate teaching provision. The post is based in the Dental School with an appropriate honorary clinical appointment with the Royal Liverpool Broadgreen Hospital NHS Trust. Primary responsibilities of the Appointment: • To support the core undergraduate teaching activities of the team in Restorative Dentistry through course design, administration and delivery. • To support the teaching of Restorative Dentistry to undergraduate students within the Dental School and contribute to the Departmental CPD activity. 7. Management Structure of the Dental School The School of Dental Sciences is a single School within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The Head of School is Professor Callum Youngson. The School has four Directorates: Undergraduate Dentistry, Dental Care Professionals, Continuing Professional Development and Postgraduate Dentistry. The Director of Research is Dr Janet Risk. There are currently 2 main research themes. Clinical Dental Sciences and Basic Dental Sciences. Areas of expertise within these themes encompass; Oral Microbiology, Oral Cancer and the Pathophysiology of Salivary Secretion (Dr J Risk); Mechanisms of Oral Development and Disease (Professor A Brook), Plaque-related Diseases (Professor S Higham) and Dental Public Health (Dr RV Harris). This provides a world-class team who feature strongly in oral research and associated fields of activity. Job Ref: A-571583 Page 3 of 9
  • 4. Within the University as a whole, the Dental School has very strong links within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The current Dean of the Faculty, Professor John Caldwell, is actively developing themed research throughout the Faculty. The Dental School has 35 full-time academic staff supported by over 100 part-time staff with many honorary appointments held by hospital staff. Within the Faculty, the Dental School is represented on the Dean of Faculty’s Support Group, and The Faculty Management Team. The School has its own Board of Studies which reports to the, recently restructured, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences for curricular and research matters. Strong links exist between the Dental School and Dental Hospital. The Clinical Director is Professor Anne Field. In 2004-5, the Dental School was successful in bids for ASNs in Dentistry to HEFCE and the Department of Health. In consequence, the School has expanded to an annual intake of 75 Home/EU undergraduates; 60 on the 5-year BDS programme and 15 on the 4-Year Graduate Entry BDS. Since September 2007, 32 undergraduates also annually study at the University of Liverpool BDS degree through a consortium arrangement with the University of Central Lancashire leading on delivery. The Dental School has a quality assurance role in monitoring the delivery. These changes mean that Liverpool becomes the largest undergraduate Dental School outside of London. 8. Research in the Dental School The main research activities in the Dental School fall within the two broad areas stated previously. Although there is no requirement to undertake research as part of this post, you will be encouraged to take part in ongoing projects within the department to help your professional development. 9. The precise job plan will be dependent on the experience of the applicant. 10. Clinical facilities Restorative Dentistry at the Dental School is taught in 3 multi-unit clinics each with 20 chairs and a 4 th clinic with 14 chairs, 5 of which are specifically equipped for endodontics. A further 19 chairs are present in the area where removable prosthodontic treatment is provided predominately. There are several side surgeries for consultations and specialist treatment. The School has two newly constructed and comprehensively equipped Clinical Skills Laboratories. The Skills Laboratories also have a good complement of specialised models and instruments for the teaching of restorative techniques. This facility has been updated and expanded in the early phase of the expansion. 11 Teaching At Liverpool the undergraduate dental students begin their clinical training with phantom head teaching in the first year and progress to the treatment clinics in the second year. Students are timetabled to attend the Restorative clinic at later stages of the 2nd year and throughout their 3rd, 4th, and 5th years. They undertake treatment in outreach clinics within General Dental Services and Salaried Dental Services during the 4th and 5th years. 12. Facilities Office accommodation and computer facilities are available within the School. The Dental School has with two large lecture theatres, seminar rooms, office accommodation, extensive IT support and well- equipped laboratories. The School is in close proximity to the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the main medical library. The website for the Department can be found at www.liv.ac.uk/dental. Job Ref: A-571583 Page 4 of 9
  • 5. The University of Liverpool The University was established in 1881 as a University College, and received its Royal Charter in 1903. The University has developed to occupy a single precinct of 35 hectares, which lies close to the heart of the city. The University has three Faculties, and the School of Dental Sciences is a member of the Life and Health Sciences Faculty. There are 13,627 undergraduate students and 2,741 postgraduate students. The University enjoys a very high research standing, and in 2006-2007 attracted an estimated £79 million external research income, placing it amongst the leading universities. Liverpool University Dental Hospital Liverpool University Dental Hospital (LUDH) is an integral part of the RLBUHT and forms one of the clinical directorates of the Trust. Located on the main teaching hospital campus alongside the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital (LUDH) occupies a self-contained building on Pembroke Place, originally constructed in the late 1960s. It has undergone a series of major refurbishments in recent years which have significantly extended and upgraded its surgeries, teaching clinics and patient waiting areas. The Liverpool University Dental Hospital (LUDH) provides a regional service to the inhabitants of Merseyside covering the full range of dental specialties, including oral surgery, oral medicine, paediatric and restorative dentistry, orthodontics and special care dentistry. There is also a Dental Public Health Unit. A dedicated unit for the treatment of children under relative analgesia was opened in 2007 and a further building project was completed in 2009 to provide additional sedation and oral surgery clinics in a purpose-built extension. There is a Dental A&E Department which provides emergency treatment for a limited number of patients and training for dental students. The Hospital has approximately 160 dental units, including six 20-unit teaching clinics, consultation and teaching suites for all the dental specialties and its own dental technical and histopathology laboratories. The ground floor houses the Hospital's Accident & Emergency department, alongside surgeries for dental extractions, minor oral surgery and designated clinics for the treatment of medically compromised patients and patients with latex allergy. There is a well designed General Anaesthetic extractions surgery and recovery area and operating facilities for day case patients requiring treatment under general anaesthesia or intravenous sedation. There are approximately 60,000 outpatient attendances per year, plus 9,000 self-referrals through the A&E department. Specialist departments include Restorative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Special Care Dentistry and Oral Medicine and a Consultant-led Dental Sedation Unit. There are strong links with the Regional Maxillofacial Unit (MFU) at Aintree Hospitals Trust, a leading centre nationally for the treatment of oral cancer. A number of consultants from the MFU have sessions in the Dental Hospital. The City of Liverpool The City of Liverpool provides an exciting social, cultural, historical and environmental milieu. The city centre has an excellent shopping centre, a great variety of restaurants, clubs, pubs and bars, and, of course, lies close to the River Mersey with its historic docks. Liverpool boasts excellent art galleries and museums (including The Walker Art Gallery and The Tate in the North), theatres, cinemas, and the renowned Philharmonic Hall, home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Liverpool is the home of The Beatles, and the recently opened Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts associated with Sir Paul McCartney. Job Ref: A-571583 Page 5 of 9
  • 6. It has two exceptional cathedrals facing each other along Hope Street, two famous football teams (Everton and Everton reserves), and two tunnels beneath the river. Architecturally, Liverpool is a fascinating city with a wide variety of types of buildings, public squares and civic parks. Liverpudlians have a well-deserved reputation for friendliness, a great sense of humour, and a capacity for enjoying themselves. Liverpool was awarded the European City of Culture 2008 and has attracted a lot of European financial support to develop the city infrastructure. See Website: www.liv.ac.uk, then http://www.liv.ac.uk/working/relocating_to_liverpool/index.htm 13. Honorary contract Appointment to this post is conditional on an appropriate honorary contract within the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust depending on clinical experience. The appointee will be required to have a medical check before being issued with a contract. 14. Golden Hello The post attracts a special HEFCE-funded “Golden Hello” to the value of £9K, subject to individuals satisfying the eligibility criteria, as follows:- a) Has a significant teaching commitment b) Has a contract for a period of more than 12 months c) Has become a member of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILT) or gained an award from an ILT accredited course in the last year, or is working towards becoming a member of ILT or gaining an award from an ILT accredited course. Alternatively has, or is working towards, some other recognised teaching award. This could be an award at the institution they are to be employed at. d) Has not previously taught HE at an institution that receives funds from a UK funding council. Direct Clinical Contact with Patients / Social Contact with Patients You will work in an area which will require direct clinical and/or social contact with patients. A system to control the risks is in place. Appointment will be subject to medical assessment by Occupational Health. CRB As the work involves working with young people and / or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be asked to make an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure. 15. This is a permanent post, but appointment will normally be for a probationary period of four years. Confirmation in appointment will be made at the end of this period provided that the Review Committee for the Faculty is satisfied that the appointee has fulfilled the criteria for confirmation. These criteria are: • that the appointee has applied himself or herself to research and the advancement of knowledge as shown by work completed or in an active state of preparation, • that he or she has satisfactorily undertaken such teaching and taken such part in University examinations as have been assigned, and • that he or she has performed such administrative duties within the department as have been assigned The satisfactory undertaking of professional duties associated with the appointment will also be taken into account. Job Ref: A-571583 Page 6 of 9
  • 7. If the appointee has been confirmed in appointment at this University or another equivalent UK institution, no further probationary period would be required in this post. Relevant experience at this or another institution, without confirmation in appointment, may be taken into account when determining the length of the probationary period. The University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy requires that all new probationary academic staff attend an Induction event, and undertake and complete the Certificate in Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Further details of the CPS can be obtained from Individuals may be exempted from all or part of the CPS, depending upon their qualifications and experience. 16. Whilst the post is a full-time one, outside paid work (in addition to a reasonable amount of examining and literary work) may be undertaken with the permission of, and under conditions approved by, the Council. 17. The Occupational Pension Scheme associated with this appointment is the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). Under the provisions of this scheme a member of staff currently contributes at a rate of 6.35% of his or her pensionable salary and the University such sum as may be required to maintain the full benefit of the scheme. Employees of the Faculty of Medicine who at the time of their appointment have been a member of the National Health Service Pension Scheme (NHSPS) in the previous 12 months, may apply to continue their membership of the NHSPS during their employment at the University. Full particulars of the schemes can be obtained, on request, from the Director of Human Resources. An acceptance of this appointment will be taken as an application to join USS or remain in NHSPS and have the appropriate contributions deducted from pensionable salary unless the Director of Human Resources expressly notified in writing either before commencing employment, within three months of that date or on expiry of three months notice, that the appointee intends to make his or her own pension arrangements. Should the appointee decide to make his or her own personal pension arrangements, the University will not contribute to the personal arrangement. No other form of supplementation of pension benefits will be available from the University. It may be possible for a newly appointed member of staff who has not been in USS to have his or her accrued benefits from his or her former pension scheme transferred to the USS. In such a case, USS will be asked to investigate a transfer payment and will provide, on actuarial advice, a proposal for a number of years' credit in USS which such payment would secure. The member of staff is at liberty either to accept this or elect to deal with his or her accrued benefits as determined by the rules of his or her former scheme. 18. The appointment is subject to retirement at the age of sixty-five and upon the basis of the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the University for the time being. The terms of appointment will be in accordance with the Education Reform Act, 1988. 19. (a) The University will normally provide financial assistance to newly appointed members of staff (excluding research staff funded from outside sources) who are required to relocate within a reasonable distance of the University. (b) Claims for relocation from any point in the British Isles In normal circumstances claims for reimbursement will not exceed; Job Ref: A-571583 Page 7 of 9
  • 8. (i) The full costs of removing furniture and personal effects to the new area; costs of storage incidental to the move will normally be met for a period not exceeding two weeks. The member of staff must personally obtain three written quotations from independent removal companies, if appropriate, or alternatively are permitted to submit claims for carrying out their own removal. The member of staff may choose any of the three companies, however the University will only reimburse the cost of the lowest quotation. The member of staff must submit a receipted invoice. (ii) Any identified costs connected with the move up to a maximum of one month’s gross basic salary (as payable on commencing the appointment attracting eligibility to removal expenses) as specified in your letter of appointment or Statement of Terms and Conditions. Such other expenses may include legal fees, estate agents and surveyors fees, preliminary visits to the area to view prospective properties, stamp duty, fixtures and fittings etc. Storage costs for furniture and personal effects may be reimbursed beyond two weeks from within the one month’s gross basic salary claimable by the member of staff. (c) Claims for relocation from Abroad Claims for reimbursement will be considered individually on their merits by the Director of Human Resources but will as far as possible be in line with the procedure set out in (b) above. (d) In making a claim for removal expenses a member of staff must:- (i) have received and accepted a written offer of employment with the University. (ii) acknowledge that should the appointment not last for a period of three years, the University retains the right to reclaim all, or a proportion of the payment made. Up to 6 months 100% reclaim Over 6 months up to 12 months 80% reclaim Over 12 months up to 18 months 60% reclaim Over 18 months up to 24 months 40% reclaim The requirement to repay removal expenses will be waived where a member of staff leaves before three years have expired through any change instigated by the University over which the individual has no direct control. Any claims for relocation should normally be made within three years of taking up an appointment attracting eligibility for removal expenses. Job Ref: A-571583 Page 8 of 9
  • 9. EMPLOYEE SPECIFICATION – Shortlisting Criteria Post Title: Clinical Teacher in Restorative Salary: £30,685 - £57,084 pa Dentistry Department: School of Dental Sciences Job Ref: A-571583 Attributes No. Essential Criteria Desirable Criteria (Identified from – Application form/CV/Supporting (Identified from – Application form/CV/Supporting Statement/Interview/References) Statement/Interview/References) 1. EXPERIENCE 1.1 Two year post graduation experience of restorative Experience of research dentistry Experience of restorative dentistry in a number of 1.2 Experience of teaching restorative dentistry to dental settings undergraduates Experience of publishing in journals 2. EDUCATION 2.1 Qualification allowing full registration with General Prizes in undergraduate degree(s) QUALIFICATIONS Dental Council MFDS RCS or equivalent TRAINING Doctorate Degree by Research Specialist Registration in Restorative Dentistry 3. SKILLS, GENERAL 3.1 Knowledge of restorative dentistry to the level of BDS Knowledge of restorative dentistry to Specialist level AND SPECIAL Knowledge gained through publishing in dental KNOWLEDGE journals 4. PERSONAL 4.1 Ability to work as part of a team ATTRIBUTES AND 4.2 Personal time management CIRCUMSTANCES Job Ref: A-571583 Page 9 of 9