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Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


We are looking for staff who wish to develop their career in an exceptional hospital.

At Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we never settle for average. Our teams are committed to providing an excellent standard of care that goes beyond the ordinary.

West Dorset is a beautiful part of the country with wonderful countryside and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Whatever your outdoor pursuit you can find it here - walking, climbing and water sports, sailing, surfing & diving! You will find excellent transport links to London and Bath. For further information about the area visit: www.dorsetforyou.com

The Trust has employed two new Practice Educators to support staff in practice and help achieve competencies and education programmes. 

We are also exploring different rotational programmes. One will be for experienced staff seeking to gain opportunities for promotion and will explore risk management, recruitment and retentions.

Assistance with accommodation may be available to support those looking to relocate to the area. This would involve providing three months single hospital accommodation, giving individuals time to settle in.

Please contact our friendly recruitment team on 01305 254655 or recruitment@dchft.nhs.uk to find out more or click here  for our recruitment pages.

Our Values

We launched our values - The DCH Way - after seeking input from staff throughout the organisation.

Thanks to the feedback we received, each of our values—Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence— truly reflect what we all feel is most important.

Underpinning each of our values is a set of behaviours that we all sign up to—what we all expect to see in each other and the way that we pledge to behave as we go about our work each day.

As work continues we will see our values becoming part of everything we do, including recruitment, appraisal, induction and leadership development. Our values will also form the basis of our revised Patient Charter.

Click here to find out more about each of our values or watch our video below: