Contract of Employment
The FT/Educational Supervisor contract is an important document that must be signed as soon as possible after you have qualified. It is a nationally agreed contract and is therefore the same for every FD in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It must not be altered or adapted in any way without the express permission of the Dental Postgraduate Dean. Have a good look through it and the accompanying guidance notes before you sign it to familiarise yourself with its contents.
It is important to point out that the contract is an agreement between three parties, your practice, your Educational Supervisor and yourself. All three parties are bound by the obligations it contains which are designed to help all parties have a good FT year. It is a contract of employment which gives you, the FD, the legal rights of an employee.
Below is a summary of the main obligations of all parties under the contract, but it is important to read the contract and guidance notes through which are contained in appendices of this handbook.
You will also have attached to your Contract two Appendices which cover the Practice's Grievance Policies and the Practice's Disciplinary Rules.
It is also worth noting that in addition to the contract you and your ES will also have to sign Educational Agreements which place obligations upon you and your ES to the benefit of you and your learning and experience during the year.
Responsibilities of the Practice
Responsibilities of the Educational Supervisor
Responsibilities of the Foundation Dentist