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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; this is our opportunity to welcome you to Dorothy House and for you to meet some of your colleagues and our Executive Team. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about our strategic priorities and our values.

Colleagues who deliver care across our community will additionally attend a clinical induction where the focus is on the principles and practicalities of palliative and end-of-life care.

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 also 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. 

Systems & software

We provide taught courses and online resources to help you use a variety of software and, depending on your role, support you in getting recognised IT qualifications.

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.

Opportunities available