Salaried Dental Officer

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Salaried Dental Officer ( Ref: 180556) Fixed Term for 12 months, Full time - 37.5 hours per week We have a fantastic opportunity for two qualified dentists to join our busy Public Dental Service, working...

Salaried Dental Officer (Ref: 180556)

Fixed Term for 12 months, Full time - 37.5 hours per week

We have a fantastic opportunity for two qualified dentists to join our busy Public Dental Service, working in a salaried dental practice setting within modern and well-equipped surgeries. This is an excellent opportunity to join an evolving remote and rural dental team, with a strong focus on patient-centred care and continuous improvement.

Post 1: This contract is permanent.

Post 2: This contract is fixed-term for 12 months. The reason for the fixed-term contract is to improve service delivery and is linked to external funding.  

Flexible working options available on discussion.

During a period of transition, we will require you to cover clinical requirements across NHS Shetland PDS Service. This will give an opportunity to experience a wide range of patient demographics and needs, provide care in different clinical settings and to experience variety as part of your working week.

As part of our salaried dental service, you will enjoy working with a full range of dental treatments for patients of all ages with a variety of dental needs across island, rural or town locations. With support from the SDO and Director of Dentistry, you will participate in a programme of supported CPD, with opportunities to develop expertise in specific areas, enjoying a close relationship with secondary care.

NHS Shetland provides a full range of dental services through the Public Dental Service; NHS General Dental Services, Community Dentistry, secondary care dental services (orthodontics, restorative and maxillofacial surgery) through a clinical network of visiting consultants; dental care for priority groups with special needs; school inspections and oral health promotion services. The workforce consists of dentists, therapists, hygienists, dental nurses, oral health educators and high-quality, dedicated dental support staff.

Shetland is a great place to live and to work, offering a strong and welcoming community spirit, a safe environment for children, excellent schools and first-rate transport links to the rest of the UK.

Terms and Conditions

  • We offer relocation assistance of up to £8,000 (subject to policy) and all posts qualify for a Distant Island Allowance of £2,256 per annum.
  • Salary range of £49,089 - £73,633 per annum (pro rata)
  • Remote Areas Allowance of £4,500 per annum (pro rata)
  • Recruitment and Retention Allowance of £25,000 paid over 2 years (subject to eligibility as set out in PCA (D) (2022)2).
  • Out of Hours Allowance & on-call payment (if undertaking on-call duties).
  • Up to 33 days annual leave per annum plus 8 public holidays (pro rata and depending on NHS service).

For an informal discussion, please contact Antony Visocchi, Dental Director, NHS Shetland on 01595 743000 ext 3043 or e-mail

Closing date: 7th April 2024

Interview date:   Interviews to be held on Microsoft Teams w/c 25th March 2024

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.