We take great care in the selection of our employees and are very pleased to have you with us. You are a vital part of the team. Your skills and contribution will help us to deliver our vision to make Dorset a better place.

Induction for new employees

Our structured induction programme is created to provide you with the information you need in the first few days, weeks and months with us. From an online digital induction to a face-to-face event where you will meet the Chief Executive, learn how your role contributes towards the vision and objectives that allow us to deliver more effective and efficient services for the people of Dorset. 

The way we work demands that we think differently and find new and innovative ways to deliver first-class services where everyone knows they have a chance to succeed and where nobody gets left behind.

This guide aims to provide useful information to guide you during your first few months. 

Finally, it’s not often you get a job where you can make a real difference for more than 375,000 local people. I hope you enjoy playing your part in helping to make Dorset a better place to live, work and play.

Chief Executive welcome video

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Dorset Council replaces the areas formerly served by the district and borough councils.

Complete these forms in order to progress your appointment with Dorset Council.
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The Dorset Council behaviours form part of everything you will do.
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Find out about our family-friendly policies, flexible working and discounts and savings.
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The Local Government Pension Scheme provides excellent benefits to support you and your family…
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The wellbeing of our employees is vital to ensuring a happy, healthy and productive workforce.
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Whatever your role is, we will encourage you to develop new skills and experience.
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Find out what our councillors do and the different wards, communities and political parties.
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We have various policies and procedures in place which are useful to read before your first day.
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Unions and their network of workplace reps help working people every day.