Hospital Support Assistant roles


Untitled design (10).png“I left the navy over 20 years ago, which is when I moved to Dorset and started working for Dorset HealthCare. I love my job as I enjoy working directly with patients in the hospital – it makes the role different every day. I mainly support elderly patients and you get a lot of fulfilment knowing you can cheer them up whilst doing your job. I treat them all with care and respect like I would treat a grandparent.”

Mark, Bridport Hospital

About our Hospital Support Assistant vacancies

Love variety? Then you'll love our new Hospital Support Assistant role! This is a multi-skilled role where you'll work as part of the cleaning, catering and portering teams, wherever the need is highest at the time. You'll provide effective patient-focused services within our community hospitals, filling in to fit the daily needs of the community hospital you are based in. Perfect for someone who is looking to expand their knowledge and skills across multiple roles, and enjoys every day being completely different.

A bit more about joining the Hospital Support Assistant Team: 

  • We are looking for people who have the right values and want to make a difference
  • Full training and support will be provided, although cleaning and catering experience is preferred (but not essential)
  • Access to free career coaching and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to join a basic digital skills training course, with topics including how to operate a computer, using email, navigating our online systems, and support in accessing further training courses
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • NHS and Blue Light Card discounts, helping you save money on your shopping and much more
  • Nine staff networks available for you to join and bring positive change to our overall Trust
  • Candidates need to be physically fit and applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Apply now

To read about the vacancy and start your application form, please click on the role below that best suits you.

Hospital Support Services Assistant (Porter), Forston Clinic (Dorchester) - 29 hrs
Facilities Support Services Assistant (Cleaner), Bridport Hospital - 20 hrs

Any questions?

If you are unable to apply online, you can request a paper application form by contacting 
or 01202 277091.

If you have any queries about the vacancies or to request an informal chat with one of our managers, please contact or 01202 277091.

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