University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant 

We undertake that:

  • the Armed Forces community should not face disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services in the area where they live;
  • special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved;
  • we offer a guaranteed interview to candidates who are eligible as part of this scheme and who evidence that they meet all essential criteria for a role.  

About us

University Hospitals Dorset is a three site acute NHS Trust with ‘university hospital’ status and an annual turnover of £730m, delivering highly regarded health services to the county of Dorset, and beyond.

We employ some 10,000 staff, with an ambitious £250m estates programme well on the way to delivering state-of-the-art facilities to meet the current and future healthcare needs of the populations we serve. 

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with over seven miles of sandy beaches you’ll find inspirational opportunities to achieve your perfect work/life balance. With the New Forest and the Purbecks on our doorstep, we’re also less than three hours from London by road or train. The thriving towns of Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch give way to idyllic villages and unspoilt landscapes just minutes from our hospitals. 

An inclusive workplace is a vital part of ensuring a supportive, innovative and welcoming culture for our fantastic diverse staff.  We have a number of staff network groups including The Armed Forces Support Group.