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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/04/2019.

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Student or newly qualified Nurses and AHPs

Job Reference: 152-S235.19

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Soon to be Qualified
Across Dorset
£23,023 to £29,608 p.a., pro rata

Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 12 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.

Are you due to qualify this year as a Nurse or Allied Health Professional?

If so, we are delighted to announce that we are holding an information and recruitment event:

Event Date: Saturday 13th April 2019

Event Time: 9am - 1pm

Location: Outpatients Department, Alderney Hospital, Ringwood Rd, Poole BH12 4NB

The event will include information on the following areas:

    • Presentations on our preceptorship programme
    • Sharing of experiences newly qualified staff who joined us last year
    • Information for working in our variety of settings
    • What our career pathways look like

This is a fantastic chance to explore opportunities with our dedicated and committed teams.

We have positions available across Dorset in a range of specialties including Community Nursing, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, District Nursing and Allied Health Professionals.

For all of these roles, we can also offer you:

    • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
    • An excellent preceptorship programme for all qualified staff and the chance to further your career
    • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
    • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
    • Inclusion in an excellent NHS Pension scheme
    • Access to our Health & Wellbeing service
    • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
    • NHS discounts
    • Salary sacrifice schemes including work related learning, childcare vouchers, cars, cycles, home technology equipment and buying and selling of annual leave
    • Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline

By submitting an application for this vacancy you will be registering your attendance at this event. We will also provide the opportunity to have an interview on the day.

There is free parking on site for the day and catering will be available.

For further details / informal visits contact: or call or text Lucy Edgington on 07776456840 if you have any further questions.



Our vision:

is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our ambition:

is to inspire patients, partners, local people and professionals alike by achieving excellent clinical outcomes and experiences, by supporting people with compassion and kindness, and by being experts in our roles.

Our Behaviours:

How we do things around here is just as important as what we do and what we achieve. Our behaviours provide a guide to bringing our vision to life, and help everyone think about how they approach their work and other people. The behaviours below, have been identified by those within and external to Dorset HealthCare as being the most important, and are behaviours we hope everyone will experience at Dorset HealthCare.





Reliable and Trustworthy

Be part of an organisation leading the way to challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.


Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Application Guidance’ for further guidance on the recruitment process. Please also ensure that you have read the job description and person specification carefully.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response - please apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

Please note the Trust does not pay interview expenses.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and to accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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