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Associate Dentist - Kick Start Your Dental Career with Smile Together

Job Reference: 00013552
Date Posted: 11 October 2017
Employer: Smile Together
Location: Penzance, Cornwall
Salary: Market Rate
Sector: General Dental Practice > Dentist
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 31 December 2017

Job Description

Join us to experience a unique and varied early career development opportunity working in a mix of structured settings. From GDP through our Brighter Dental company to essential, emergency and community dentistry through West Country Dental Care and orthodontics – we will help you determine your future career pathway!

Put your career in our hands and get the best possible start - by investing in you, together we invest in the future of dental care provision in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. All we ask in return is that you have a current Performer Number and that you remain with us for at least 2 years. Though evidence shows that you’re more likely to stay, specialising in your chosen field!

Your typical 2 year Early Career Pathway Programme:


Year 1:

4 days per week urgent care

1 day per week GDP or community (your choice)

Minimum of I allocated session of emergency care per month at a designated clinic and at an additional rate or equivalent pro rata

The opportunity to additional work out of hours at an hourly rate of £72.11

‘Golden Hello’ of £1000 after one month

Tailored mentoring, training and support package by month 3

Annual AGM

Six monthly review and career discussion

Year 2:

3 days per week urgent care

2 days per week GDP or community (your choice)

Minimum of 2 allocated sessions of emergency care per month at a clinic of your choice and at an additional rate or equivalent pro rata

The opportunity to work additional out of hours at an hourly rate of £72.11

Ongoing training and development

Annual AGM

Six monthly review and career discussion

Agreement of your retention bonus should you decide to remain working here



Our unrivalled early career development package includes:

  • Salaried non-associate position with NHS pension
  • Paid indemnity and GDC registration
  • Personal relocation support and package of up to £8k
  • 27 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays each year
  • Allocation emergency out of hours sessions at additional rates
  • Time to develop your patient skills, enabling genuine quality care provision
  • Dedicated training package - clinically to maintain your CPD and wider professional development via out Smile Together Training Academy
  • In-house mentoring and a friendly support network - both clinically and personally
  • Become a shareholder and have a voice in our business to help us drive forward as an exciting Employee Owned Community Interest Company
  • Staff benefits package with benefits tailored to you
  • Great work life balance in a beautiful part of the country with opportunity to work on the Isles of Scilly
  • Availability of private work
  • Paid business mileage
  • 100% laboratory fees covered
  • Access to reliable, state of the art equipment including digital x-rays
  • Flexible working to accommodate child or other caring responsibilities, extended study or other breaks
  • All interview and appointment expenses covered including travel and DBS check

Interested in Joining Smile Together?

For more information about how to apply via our flexible recruitment process, please visit www.smiletogether.co.uk, email joinus.smiletogether@nhs.net or call our HR Lead Tina Allen on 01872 246959 / 07796 993821.