​Come and find out about the great career opportunities in the NHS

17th October 2017

Mini poster - advertising for NHS jobs careers evening

Are you thinking of a career in the NHS? Do you have skills which could be put to use in a healthcare setting to help others?

On Wednesday, 1 November, Dorset HealthCare is opening its doors for a careers evening in Poole, spotlighting the wide variety of jobs and training opportunities available.

A host of roles are available in physical and mental health services, both in hospitals and community-based settings, across Dorset.

There are also lots of openings in the Trust’s support services, including estates management, catering, IT, finance and human resources.

And staff across all these areas will be on hand during the event to discuss their work, answer questions and explain how people of all ages and backgrounds can find their place in the NHS.

“There is a tendency to just think about nurses and doctors working in healthcare, but there is so much more to the NHS than that,” said Clover Lake, Vocational Co-ordinator with the Trust’s Learning and Development Team.

“We have roles for physiotherapists, community mental health workers, occupational therapists, healthcare assistants, health visitors and scores of different specialists, plus administration and other support service jobs.

“More than 30 different professionals will be at the careers evening to talk about what they do, what qualifications are needed, and the training available to help people develop and flourish. We will also provide information about the many apprenticeships and work experience opportunities we offer.

“It will be a very informal evening. Whether you are at school or college and considering your career options, or maybe thinking about a change in your working life, it will be a great introduction for anyone thinking about a future in the NHS.”

The careers evening will run from 6-8pm at Sentinel House on the Nuffield Industrial Estate in Poole (BH17 0RB). All are welcome, and there is plenty of onsite parking. For more information about the event, email clover.lake@nhs.net

Buses to Sentinel House


Dorset HealthCare provides community health services covering mental health, learning disability, addictions, brain injury, dental, and some primary care services, across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Community health services include district nurses, health visitors, school nursing, end of life care, sexual health promotion, safeguarding children, diabetes education, audiology, speech and language therapy, orthopaedic care, breastfeeding support and Dorset’s 12 community hospitals.

You can also find out more about the kinds of jobs available at the Trust at www.joindhc.co.uk

photo of DHC staff at Alderney Hospital