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We are committed to a culture of development, progression and leadership

Our Education & Research team, alongside colleagues in HR, are committed to your development. From the moment you join us we will enable you to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience to fulfil your responsibilities and your potential. We have recently redesigned our management and leadership development offer to help build self-awareness and reflection, and our aim is to ensure all people managers are highly effective and have a positive impact on well-being, equality, diversity and inclusivity.

Induction and probation

When you join our team, you will be invited to a core induction, where there is an opportunity for you to meet some of your colleagues and our Executive Team.

You will also be invited to attend a clinical induction, where the focus is on the principles and practicalities of palliative and end-of-life care. This gives you an opportunity to meet with other new clinical staff to discuss your role and understand the values and the organisational structure of the community and inpatient teams.

All non-registered staff are required to attend a specifically designed training programme when they start at Dorothy House. The “Tulip Standard, Essentials of Care” is a 6-day training programme, which is part of your probation. It brings together staff from across the organisation to develop skills and understanding around the principles palliative and end of life care, to ensure all our unregistered staff feel competent and confident.

Ongoing development

Our statutory and mandatory training not only ensures compliance with our legal responsibilities, but also equips our workforce to keep themselves and each other safe.

We are committed to your personal development. We create a monthly Development Digest, which brings together the learning opportunities you can access, ranging from role-specific training to a wide range of other skills you may wish to build on.

Thrive and grow at Dorothy House

Our training and development is blended with a mix of in-person, live online and curated e-learning. Here are just some of the ways we support your development:

Coaching & mentoring

We have a wide variety of coaching, mentoring and team development programmes delivered through our Education & Research team, and through our partnership with the NHS.

Leadership development

We have developed programmes and resources to support current and prospective leaders, catering to individuals at all levels whether you are leading a team or starting out. 

Internal Clinical Training

We are committed to ensuring your training needs are met. There are regularly clinical updates around all aspects of palliative and end of life care.

Clinical Supervision

All staff are offered clinical supervision to support them in caring for those at the end of life.

External training

We are committed to your professional development, and team members have attended conferences, accessed role-specific training through professional bodies, and undertaken apprenticeships.

If you have a specific training requirement, just ask -  our courses are designed and delivered by our dedicated Education team around the needs of our workforce.

I found the Tulip Standard training course so valuable, taking on board all the information and knowledge from our dedicated team of trainers. It has given me the confidence and reassurance to deliver hospice at home care

Julia Harper, Hospice at Home carer

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Opportunities available