The challenges for our leaders have never been more far-reaching or more exciting.

In Dorset, we are transforming our approach to health, care and wellbeing. As a leading Integrated Care System (ICS) more of our public services will work closely together to tackle all of the factors affecting health and wellbeing – including employment, housing and transport. We are focused on enabling our leaders to develop new ideas and insights, to work effectively and to drive innovation and change. We need people with energy, passion and vision, with a proactive approach to any challenge. We want our leaders to flourish as part of a leadership culture that is ahead of the game and ready to face the challenges ahead. We have diverse opportunities for leaders from operational roles such as Directors and senior managers to clinical leadership roles such as nurse leaders.

The health and care sector provides an enormous range of services to some 53 million people in England. Without skilled and dedicated managers to lead and run it, we would not be able to do what we’re here for – treating and caring for patients.

Health service managers, many of whom have a clinical background, are responsible for commissioning and delivering local healthcare, through the management of hospital, GP and community health services.

If you like the idea of a career in management, the sector offers unrivalled opportunity and variety. Leaders are also needed in all parts of the system, including community health providers and mental health trusts,. You could be a manager running a GP surgery or ambulance station, or a chief executive controlling a large hospital with a budget of millions of pounds.