General Dental Council – Fitness to Practice Lawyer

General Dental Council

Job description

Salary: £54,276 – £63,855

Location: London / Hybrid (2 days in the office)

Contract: 1x Permanent and 1x 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Hours: Full time 

We have an exciting opportunity in our In-house Legal Presentation Services Team. We are looking for two Fitness to Practise Lawyers (FtP) to join the team. Our Fitness to Practise Lawyers conduct a substantial Fitness to Practise caseload including complex matters of the Council’s FTP presentation cases and ensure cases are presented to one of the GDC’s Practice Committees in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The role

  • Managing an FTP caseload in accordance with team procedures to a high standard.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Determine the evidence required and obtain that evidence (witness statements and expert evidence as appropriate).
  • Ensuring that cases are transparently case managed to the final fitness to practice hearing or another disposal as appropriate.
  • Supervise and direct the work of more junior team members.
  • Encourage and support more junior team members to develop their knowledge and skills. 
  • Engage in team and organisation project work when the opportunity arises.

About you:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualified solicitor, barrister, Chartered Legal Executive, or foreign qualified equivalent.
  • Extensive knowledge of the legal framework relating to healthcare regulation.
  • Ability to handle a high-volume, high complexity caseload.
  • Strong drafting and legal analytical skills.


To reward you for your hard work and commitment, we offer a flexible hybrid working environment, as well as an attractive benefits package that includes: 

  • Pension contributions up to 10%
  • 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • 28 days holiday after 2 years of service
  • Life assurance and income protection
  • Staff discounts 

How to apply: 

For further details about the role and to apply please visit

Closing date: 23:59 on 10 March 2024 

Please note that we reserve the right to bring this recruitment campaign to an end without notice, and we encourage all interested candidates to submit an application as soon as possible. 

The GDC is committed to equality and diversity. We encourage and support the recruitment, retention, and career development of people from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds.

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