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A special drop-in recruitment event will take place in Dorchester on Saturday (25 March) to
highlight the wide range of NHS jobs on offer in Dorset.
Dorset HealthCare will be hosting an open day at the Corn Exchange, in High East Street,
from 8am–1.30pm. It will showcase the many roles currently available – not just in nursing
and other clinical jobs, but also finance, IT, estate management, catering, housekeeping,
business admin and other professions.
The Trust runs 12 community hospitals around the county, as well as specialist inpatient
services and a host of community-based teams supporting both physical and mental
It employs around 5,500 people, employing often very different skills but all focused on
making local lives better. Some of those staff will be on hand at Saturday’s event to
answer questions and talk about working for Dorset HealthCare.
The Trust is currently running a major recruitment marketing campaign, targeting public
transport in both the Dorset area and London. Since the campaign kicked off in early
January, the number of job applications coming through the Dorset HealthCare website
have trebled compared to the same period in 2016. And a similar recruitment day in
Bournemouth on Saturday (18 March) attracted more than 70 people.
The London adverts focused on nurses and other allied health professionals, but the Trust
needs to fill all kinds of posts which support and deliver frontline care.
Fiona Haughey, Director of Nursing and Quality, said: “Caring for people involves lots of
different elements, and everyone who works here contributes to that. I would urge anyone
who has ever thought about working for the NHS, or who already works in the health
sector and wants to take their career in a new direction, to drop in on Saturday and find out
You can learn more about Dorset HealthCare and the roles available by visiting
www.joindhc.co.uk, where you can also see video case studies of staff and apply directly
If you are interested in attending Saturday’s event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to
give us an idea of numbers.