Our ED is changing and we want you to be a part of it!

Our incredible team is growing, as is our department. We are looking for Staff Nurses and Healthcare Assistants to join us on this journey of expansion and growth. With an incredible team atmosphere, and based in the heart of beautiful Dorchester, there are so many reasons to join us – and our team will tell you all about it…

“I chose Dorset County Hospital because Dorchester is a beautiful place to be. The team are really good and really supportive. It is challenging but rewarding and I’m sure you would all love working here.”

“The team are fantastic and really supportive. With being new especially, there are lots of things I’m learning and anything I don’t know I don’t feel uncomfortable to ask.”

“I’m the new Practice Educator for ED. I’m very passionate about developing the nursing team. The developments are so exciting and I’m really looking forward to expanding and becoming a bigger and stronger team. I think our team are ace!”

“I’m a Senior Healthcare Assistant who started in the Trust as Porter. I love working down here in Dorset and the team is incredible. We all support each – even on your worse day you’ll be picked up by the team. Joining us with be the best thing you will ever do!”

Do you want more information and to hear from our team? Watch the video below!

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with our recruitment team by emailing recruitment@dchft.nhs.uk or calling 01305 255792.


If you are still not sure if our Emergency Department or Trust is the place for you, take a look at some of the benefits…

  • A dedicated Practice Educator to support you with your development

  • A supportive, happy and hardworking team surrounding you

  • Being part of a growing and developing team and Trust, who truly care about each member of staff

  • On-site accommodation

  • Access to incredible education and training opportunities to support your career goals

  • NHS and Trust-wide benefits including 27 days paid annual leave, discounts and of course, the NHS Pension Scheme

What are all these developments we are talking about?


We are committed to growing our nursing team in our ED to meet the needs of our patients.


We are committed to expanding our ED (along with other areas) to meet the increasing patient numbers. As part of this you can expect modernised buildings, including changes to our paediatric facilities, resuscitation area and mental health rooms.

Are you ready to join #TeamDCH?

Click below for roles

Staff Nurse
Healthcare Assistant