Enquiries: 01305 251150

Updated 22 May 2024

What is our temporary staffing bank?

If you need employment to work around your current lifestyle and help create that work-life balance you are striving to achieve, Dorset County Hospital bank can help you create the flexible working schedule you want.

Bank shifts are available across all our services – enabling you to expand and gain further NHS experience, as well as discovering where the right fit is for you before perhaps deciding you want to sign up permanently.

Our bank offers flexibility to a wide range of professionals to work as and when they want to, including doctors and nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals, healthcare assistants, administration, support staff and more.

Whether you would like an occasional shift, bank the hours you require to maintain your professional registration, considering a different role after retirement or planning to return to work after a break - we can help you get the work you want without being tied into contracted hours.

Click here to read the Temporary Staffing Handbook.

What are the benefits of joining the bank?

Besides the flexibility, you will also be eligible for many of the benefits, including:


The NHS Pension Scheme is one of the best in the country with a generous employer contribution.

Holiday pay

As a temporary member of staff, you may be eligible for holiday entitlement based on the hours you work.


As an NHS employee you will be eligible for a number of discounts across high street stores and various websites with NHS Discounts.

DCH Staff App

You can download the DCH Staff App which gives you easy access to online systems on your phone as well as further exclusive discounts and special offers. Visit the staff intranet (StaffNet) while you are at work to find the QR codes for downloading the app under Staff Communications - Comms Portal - Staff App.

Competitive pay

Competitive hourly rates including unsocial hours enhancements.

Flexible working to suit your lifestyle

Take control of when you want to work – we want to help you get that work / life balance right and offer a range of flexible working options.

Make a difference

Your skills and support are vital to ensuring high levels of care are maintained. You will be working as a crucial part of our NHS family and we want to ensure you have the best possible experience working with us.


Where required, uniform provided by us.


Paid mandatory training, role-specific training and ongoing access to training and development opportunities.

Support when you need it

Friendly bank team available seven days a week to support you with any queries about your role including bookings, pay and training.

You can also access a range of staff health and wellbeing services.

Online booking

We use electronic rostering which gives you even more freedom to work when it suits you. Access shifts anytime and anywhere through our online platform.


Gain NHS experience by moving around different areas of the trust, subject to appropriate skills and training.

Weekly pay available

Work this week, get paid the next! You choose whether you want weekly or monthly.

How to apply

To apply to join our Temporary Staffing Bank, please visit our vacancies page or search for vacancies on NHS Jobs.

Nursing and healthcare assistant bank roles will be listed under Nursing and Midwifery and administrative roles will be under Administrative Services.

Contact us

Please do get in touch with our friendly team for more information.



Nursing Bank Coordinators 01305 254620

Administrative and Medical Bank Coordinator 01305 253157

Bank Engagement Coordinator 01305 255017

Share your availability!

We encourage all staff who regularly pick up bank shifts to let us know their preferences and availability for shifts in advance.

This means we can notify you when last minute shifts become available. You can do this yourself via Employee Online here - see the guidance document linked here for more information or reach out to the Temporary Staffing Team for support. 

Cancelling shifts

If you need to cancel any shifts please send an email to staffing.enquiries@dchft.nhs.uk and it will be actioned by a member of the team.