Dorset County Hospital is the main provider for acute hospital services for West Dorset and Purbeck.

As a hospital of around 400 beds, nine theatre suits and an Emergency Department, who are part of the Major Trauma Network, we are always looking for doctors at all levels to join our outstanding teams. Whichever team you join, you can be assured that we can offer a supportive environment for learning and career development.

Working for the Trust can offer a happy work-life balance for you and your family, as it is surrounded by the stunning Jurassic Coastline and areas of natural beauty.

If you would like to work for a forward-thinking Trust where you can make a difference to the lives of our patients, please explore our current vacancies.

Why DCH?

Career Development

We are truly committed to supporting you in developing in you career. With incredible educational support, dedicated senior physicians and unique job opportunities, Team DCH is the perfect fit.


Our location speaks for itself. It’s filled with incredible countryside, breathtaking beaches and quaint villages. Dorchester offers so much, but there are close links to Bournemouth, Southampton, Winchester, London and more.

The Trust is simply located in one of the most beautiful counties across the South West.

Pastoral Support

Trained outside of the UK? No problem! We have dedicated mentors to support our internationally trained doctors.


As a Trust we aim to work collaboratively to improve the way we operate for the benefit of our patients.


Working at Dorset County Hospital, you will be entitled to many benefits. Some include:

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • NHS pension scheme

  • Relocation package

  • Multi-professional learning opportunities

  • Focus on staff wellbeing

  • In-house training opportunities, in both a clinical and leadership capacity

  • On-site Education Centre with a library

We will help you be the best you can be!

If you have been searching for the perfect role that allows you to utilise your skills and further develop your career, get in touch with us today!


Would you be the perfect fit for us?

We have roles to suit everyone