ICT and Digital touches every single area of the council - and everyone who works with us.

Talking and listening to people who use our services about their needs means we can use the latest tech like our digital platform or Microsoft 365 capabilities, to come up with solutions that work for them, this includes devices and tools to help us work smarter and more flexibly at Dorset Council too.

We offer exciting and challenging opportunities to make a real difference to our colleagues and the people of Dorset.

Now there’s a chance to join us as we extend our transformation journey even further. 

Jobs information session

We held an open event for people to find out more about working with us, and had some great feedback.

"I'm now aware that I could give some more detailed examples of work and achievements that match the criteria to hopefully score higher on your scoring system."

"I almost didn't attend the webinar but I'm so glad I did as the whole vibe was great and had definitely cemented my interest in working for Dorset Council!"

Poppy Dunn, User Adoption Officer

"Working for the council is such a different experience, you can have such an impact..." Read more about why Poppy works for Dorset Council.

Lou Butcher, Content Designer        

"I really do think I have the best job in the council!" Read more about why Lou loves being a Content Designer for Dorset Council.

James Ailward, Head of ICT Operations

"I’m more productive working remotely, due to having fewer distractions." Read more about what’s it like working in ICT Operations at Dorset Council.

Emma Webb, Business Solutions Analyst

Emma Webb - Business Solutions Analyst
"I am responsible for maintaining the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and the street naming and numbering service." Read more about why Emma likes working for Dorset Council.

Colin Wood, 5G RuralDorset Programme Manager

"Two years ago, you could write everything I knew about wireless communications on the back of a SIM card.  Fast forward 18 months and I’ve been named a 5G Trailblazer by Ericsson. Read more about what it's like being Dorset Council's 5G RuralDorset Programme Manager.

What it's like to be a developer

"...you feel like you've actually made a difference to the service and to the council." 

Service Design at Dorset Council

Meet Vicky, Laura, and Nicky, as they share what they love about working as a Service Designer in the Digital team.

Starting their career, our digital apprentices

"There’s no such thing as a stupid question and they encourage us to ask questions and learn."

Joanna and Jade recently joined as digital apprentices
. Read more about their first few months in the Digital team."

Our recruitment process

This information will help you with your application to work for Dorset Council and tell you more about our recruitment process.
Advice on how to apply for a job with Dorset Council from our Human Resources and Recruitment team.

What we are proud of

We are proud of:
  • being highly commended for our work twice at the Local Government Awards and shortlisted for the 2023 Digital Impact award
  • supporting our transformation programme, aiming to save £27 million over three years
  • our involvement in three Local Digital Fund projects nationally with other councils
  • participating in Local Government Association cyber security improvement work on behalf of the sector
  • being an early adopter of Integrated Care Records through our Dorset Care Record work
  • how we are using user-centred design to improve customer experiences
  • our workforce digital champions programme helping people to use Office 365 to improve productivity, accessibility, wellbeing and resilience
  • developing solutions to respond to business need such as the Ukraine crisis, Housing Energy Efficiency and Lone Working.

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How we can shape Dorset's future together

Roles available

Find out more about current roles available with ICT and Digital and Change.