Paralegal – General Dental Council

General Dental Council

Location: London / Hybrid remote working

Salary: £30,057 – £35,361

Hours: Full time

Contract: Fixed term contract until 14/03/2022

This Paralegal role offers excellent career development, including the opportunity to expand your analytical and research skills, whilst working for the public good, gaining invaluable experience of the healthcare regulation sector.

GDC’s Fitness to Practise function is vital in ensuring public confidence in the dental sector. We investigate concerns of shortcomings in conduct or competence where patients may be at serious risk. When appropriate we take action to mitigate that risk. In this key role, reporting to a Senior Paralegal, you will be responsible for administering a caseload of fitness to practise cases, ensuring that all actions are taken in a timely manner, under the guidance of a prosecutions lawyer. This will include preparing documents and witness statements, undertaking legal research, dealing with verbal and written correspondence, and ensuring records are accurately maintained.

About you

Evidence of legal qualifications or relevant experience in a similar role would be an advantage. More important will be a demonstrable experience of thriving in an environment where a high level of skill in writing, analysis and research was required, in addition to dealing with multiple stakeholders, including the general public. If you have the ability to compose documents and reports clearly and concisely using plain English, and can plan and organise your workload effectively, we would like to hear from you.

The people we interact with daily are incredibly diverse and we know how much of an asset empathy is to the way we operate. Your skills and expertise in equality and diversity, either as lived-in experience or as an ally, will be incredibly helpful in adding to the effectiveness of the team.

About Us

Our primary purpose is to protect patient safety and maintain public confidence in dental services. To achieve this, we register qualified dental professionals, set standards for the dental team, investigate complaints about dental professionals’ fitness to practise, and work to ensure the quality of dental education.

Our work matters and so do our people. We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion by recruiting and strengthening our teams with team members from different backgrounds, life experiences and viewpoints. Equality and diversity are not just words, they are what makes our teams strong and able to deliver. We want to be champions of diversity and to have a sense of belonging in the workplace, where everybody has the chance to contribute and to share what is important to them.


To reward you for your hard work and commitment, we offer an attractive benefits package that includes a generous pension scheme, flexi-time and 25 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays.

How to apply:

For a full job description, including the competencies you will be assessed on in your application, please visit Job profile (  Closing date: 23:59 on 18/10/2021

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