DFT HEE - Midlands and East
Dental Therapist Educational Supervisor Application Forms 2019-2020
The Dental Therapist Educational Supervisor application process has been updated this year to align the process across the whole of the Midlands and East Region. However, as currently the Dental Therapist Foundation Scheme is based in West Midlands, only West Midlands based applicants can apply at present.
All applicants are asked to complete an application form (downloaded from below) and this form will be marked and scored by an independent panel. Current Educational Supervisors who are re-applying will have to provide information and reflective comments on their current experiences and performance. The only applicants who will receive an interview are those who are new to the process, or those who are returning after a break of a year or more.
Current Educational Supervisors who are in the middle of a multi-year appointment do not need to re-apply, but will instead have a separate Performance Review form sent to them.
The Application Form is an interactive .pdf file and will respond to your individual circumstances. The form and its content will adapt to the area in which your practice is based and also to whether you are a New Applicant or a Current ES. As you work through the form, boxes for comments and additional pages will open. Full and descriptive answers will help the selection panel greatly in their assessment of your application.
In order for the Application Form to function correctly it is essential that it is opened in Adobe Reader. This is a free download and if you do not have it installed on your computer you can obtain it from here:
Some computers are set up to open .pdf files in alternative programmes or web browsers. In particular Windows 10 tries to open the form in 'Edge' web browser, whilst Macs try to open the form in their own 'Preview' reader. The forms will then not open and differing error messages will appear. To avoid these difficulties and to ensure that the forms are opened in Adobe reader, follow these steps.
- Download and save the forms .(pdf files) in a folder on your computer or desktop - do this by using a 'right click' on your mouse for the link to each form and then (depending on the web browser you use) select 'Save Link as......' or 'Save Target as.....' which will allow you to choose the folder into which you wish to save the individual forms.
- Open Adobe Reader on its own, and then use the ‘File’ command (top left corner) and then ‘Open’ command to browse to the place where you have stored the contract .pdf file
- Adobe Reader should then open the form and you should have no further problems. You will be asked to save the form with a new name. You can also save the form at any time whilst completing it and then return to it later.
All applications need to be received at HEE-M&E before 10.00am on Thursday 6th December 2018.
Here are some supporting documents which you should read before you start completing your application. You can download and save each of these by using the link buttons. These two documents give you information about the Application Process and about Dental Foundation Training
The buttons below will download the 2019-20 HEE-M&E DFTT person and practice specifications.
Guidance about the Digital Signing process can be downloaded here.
Application Forms for All Applicants
If you are a new applicant or you are a current HEE M&E Educational Supervisor (not part-way through a multi-year appointment) you need to download and save this form in a folder before opening it in Adobe Reader for completion. The best way to download this form is to 'right click' your mouse on the button and then (depending on the web browser you use) select 'Save Link as......' or 'Save Target as.....' which will allow you to choose the folder into which you wish to save the form:
IF you 'left click' your mouse on the button, your web browser may try to open the form and then give a warning that it may not be able to display this .pdf form - if that is the case, look for the download button that will appear at the top right of your screen and then you will be able to save the .pdf form in a folder of your choice.