NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship Paediatric Dentistry ST1 (1 post)
1 post available in Paediatric Dentistry (ST1).
The University of Sheffield, in partnership with Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has developed an exciting pathway of academic clinical training opportunities.
Please note:- Only the following applicant groups will be considered in this round of Academic recruitment. Applicants that do not meet the criteria of these applicant groups may be removed from the recruitment process during longlisting or at any other stage of the recruitment process:-
•Applicants that are scheduled to be clinically benchmarked in the current round
•Applicants who have previously been successfully benchmarked in the current recruitment year
•Applicants who hold an appropriate NTN/DRN
Applications are now invited for an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Dentistry ST1 level in Sheffield from August 2019.
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 (in this case Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and have an honorary contract with the University of Sheffield.
ACF trainees undergo training in the generic skills required for a clinical academic: scientific methods, statistics, research governance, critical appraisal of research publication, grant writing etc. This training is via a Masters Programme in Research Methods provided by the University of Sheffield and for which funding is provided by NIHR. Academic Clinical Fellows will join the well established Sheffield ACF programme within the Graduate School of the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health:
Trainees do not necessarily complete the whole MSc; they can choose the modules most relevant to them, and also choose from the continuing development programme. The major part of the academic placement will be the preparation of scientific research proposal for a PhD project, funding for which will be sought from an external body such as the NIHR, MRC or the Wellcome Trust. Generally the preparation of the proposal is based on preliminary experimental data gathered while on the research placement. Trainees are also eligible for a £1,000 bursary per year to support research training activity (e.g to attend academic conferences).
ACF trainees would 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 Description for this post is available to download from the right of this page.
NIHR have produced some Frequently Asked Questions for applicants. You are advised to read this document in full before submitting your application.
Further sources of information
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
- Yorkshire and the Humber Academic Training webpages
- University of Sheffield
Details of the recruitment process are provided below.
The recruitment process for this Academic Clinical Fellow post will follow the timeline below:*
|Applications Open||10:01 on 26th April 2019|
|Application Deadline||16:01 on 24th of May 2019|
|Longlisting||22nd - 29th May 2019|
|Shortlisting||May 30th - June 6th 2019|
|Invites||7th -9th of June 2019|
17th of June 2019
*Please note that all dates are indicative and subject to change.
Applications will only be accepted through the Oriel online application system.
For guidance on creating an account, registering and submitting your application using the system please refer to the Oriel Applicant User Guide which can be downloaded from the Oriel Resource Bank.
The deadline for submitting applications is 16:01 on 24th of May 2019. After this time no applications will be accepted. There will be no exceptions to this deadline. You are advised to complete and submit your application ahead of the deadline to allow for any unforeseen problems.
Applicants for this post will be required to meet the relevant Clinical eligibility criteria for the appropriate specialty and level listed at:-
- Please note - (applicants applying for Surgical, Medical or Psychiatry specialties at ST3 or above may be required to consult the relevant Core Training person specification):-https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/Recruitment/Person-specifications
AND the Academic eligibility criteria listed at:
It is an applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria. All applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria during longlisting. Any applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be longlisted out of the process and will not progress to the next stage.
For more information about eligibility please refer to the Applicant Handbook and the NIHR website. Additionally, the qualifications and professional registration requirements plus other eligibility criteria can be found in the person specification. The person specification for this specialty is available from the Job Description or the Specialty Training website.
Eligibility requirements pertaining to UK Visas and Immigration are available on the Specialty Training Website in the 2019 Applicant Handbook.
Please note: By allowing applicants to progress to the interview stage, Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber DOES NOT accept or confirm that applicants meet all eligibility requirements. This includes immigration status, evidence of achievement of core competencies or equivalent, and requisite length of time in training as per the national person specification. This list is not exhaustive, and is applicable to all eligibility criteria.
Applicants may still be withdrawn from the application process at any stage, including after the interviews have taken place, if the evidence pertaining to an eligibility criterion is found to be unsatisfactory by Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber.
Shortlisting will take place following the completion of longlisting. Where possible we aim to give applicants at least one week's notice to attend an interview. However, unforseen delays in shortlisting mean this is not always possible.
Interview Dates and Venue
The interviews for this post will take place at Don Valley House on the 17th of June 2019.
View the interviews page for further information about the venue and for directions.
Documents Required at Interview
There are a number of documents that you are required to bring with you to interview.
Please bring the following original documents:
- Photo identification (passport or driving licence including paper part) AND 1 COPY
- Evidence of your current immigration status AND 1 COPY
- Evidence of your GMC registration and Licence to Practise AND 1 COPY
- Evidence of your Foundation and/or Core Competences as detailed in your application form AND 1 COPY
These documents will be checked against a checklist and the photocopies will be retained on your recruitment file. If you are appointed to a training post, these documents will be transferred to your trainee file.
The interviews will consist of a single panel interview.
The panel may wish to review your portfolio so you should bring this with you to the interview.
Travel and Subsistence Expenses
Applicants attending interviews are entitled to a travel and subsistence allowance. Claiming is done online through our Selenity system. You are advised to read the guidance document in full before incurring any expenses.
Claim forms must be received within one month of your interview date. Claim forms received after one month will not be processed. Receipts must be attached for all travel and subsistence claimed except mileage.
All recruitment offices will be using Oriel to make offers to Academic Clinical Fellow training posts in 2019. Oriel can be accessed at https://www.oriel.nhs.uk/
Please refer to the Oriel Applicant User Guide which can be downloaded from the Oriel Resource Bank for further information about receiving and responding to offers.
Receiving and Responding to Offers
If you are offered a post you will have 48 hours from the time of your offer, including weekends and bank holidays, to decide whether to accept, reject or hold it. You must respond to the offer through the UK Offers System. No other form of response will be accepted.
IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO YOUR OFFER WITHIN 48 HOURS, THE OFFER WILL EXPIRE AND THE POST WILL BE OFFERED TO ANOTHER APPLICANT. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY FURTHER OFFERS.
Any offer made through this recruitment process is an offer of an allocation to a training programme; it is not an offer of employment. Offers of employment can only be by an employing organisation following completion of satisfactory pre-employment checks.