Current Vacancies

We are always looking for ways to further develop our workforce and expertise.

If you feel that you have specific skills and experience that you could bring to our growing organisation, please do send a copy of your CV to for our consideration.

The Forum is committed to the wellbeing of its staff and offers a progressive and supportive work environment for all of our team.

IPS Employment Team Leader

Based at Hahnemann House Bournemouth

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new team leader to fully implement Individual Placement and Support (IPS) across Dorset’s secondary care mental health services. The IPS employment model is internationally recognised as the most effective way to support people with mental health problems to gain and remain in paid employment. It is based on over 20 years of research. This appointment is a partnership position, employed and managed by Dorset Mental Health Forum but working jointly with Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust. This post will involve working across a range of agencies, employers and services, providing expert advice and support. We are looking to recruit a team leader who believes passionately in valuing the expertise of people who have experienced mental health issues and championing people’s rights to effective support in finding and maintaining employment. This is an exciting opportunity to be responsible for developing and growing this Dorset wide service. We are looking for someone who can build on the existing good practice and partnership work to fully implement IPS; to able to provide IPS focused leadership and supervision for the employment specialists and to effectively evaluate the impact of the service.

The closing date for this post is Friday 24th May 2019.

Application forms and role description -

IPS Team lead job description.

IPS Team lead application form.

Please email completed application form to

Please ensure that you title the email 'IPS Team Leader Application'.

Herrison Hospital Research Project

The Dorset History Centre holds the records for Herrison hospital (previously Dorset County Lunatic Asylum) and they are looking to gather together a small group of volunteers together to research the stories of Victorian patients.

The aim is to use these stories to develop projects in partnership with us here at the Dorset Mental Health Forum.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Maria Gayton, Community Engagement Officer at the Dorset History Centre, on 01305 228947 or email:

Further details of the project can be found in the attachments below

Herrison Research Project details.

. Herrison Project Role Description.

. Herrison Project Context Statement.


Governance Vacancies

The Forum is always looking for people who may be interested in getting involved with the Forum’s governance.

These voluntary roles include Governance Partners and Trustees who contribute towards the charity’s success and strategic development.

If you are interested in these roles, please send your CV to -