Audiologist, Band 5

Adults & Children

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£23,023 to £29,608 p.a.


Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 14 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email

Would you like to make a difference in Audiological care? If so, we may have just the role for you.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual wishing to gain sound experience in a very busy and friendly service and who wishes to develop their skills and knowledge further. If you’re looking for experience in adult services, complex services for patients in balance, tinnitus, adults with learning difficulties, community ENT and secondary care ENT this could be the role for you.

We are a community based service which means we provide specialist care to patients at our main hub at Shelley Road in Bournemouth, domiciliary care within patients own homes and we work from 10 other outstations across East Dorset from Christchurch to Wareham therefore you will be expected to cover any one of our out stations at any time (travelling expenses are reimbursed).

Our team at East Dorset Audiology are proud of being caring, competent and compassionate, with patients at the heart of what we do. We aim to provide high quality services which improve the health, well-being and independence of the people within our community. We are currently looking for an Audiologist to join our friendly team who possesses and who demonstrates behaviors that underpin this vision for audiological care.

We also have a comprehensive Paediatric service for babies, pre-school and school age children and we are working with other local Trusts to provide a Pan Dorset Local Children’s Hearing Service. As a service we are also working towards IQIPS accreditation which will enhance the service even further.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, well-motivated, flexible and will provide a comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitation service for our adult patients. Good communication skills are essential, together with the skills to provide excellent patient care and make clinical decisions as you will be required to work both solo and as part of a team.

In return we can also offer you:

    • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional developmen
    • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and the chance to further your career in a nurse led environmen
    • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and trainin
    • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday workin
    • NHS Pension schem
    • Health & Wellbeing servic
    • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on servic
    • NHS discount
    • Salary sacrifice scheme including work related learning, childcare vouchers, cars, cycles, home technology equipment and buying and selling of annual leav
    • Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service or are able to present a valid portable DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

Don’t just take our word for what it’s like to be part of the team, read one of our staff’s testimonials or come and visit us to find out more.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mrs Amanda Theobald, Operational Manager, on 01202 443859 or via email on

Our vision:

is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our ambition:

is to inspire patients, partners, local people and professionals alike by achieving excellent clinical outcomes and experiences, by supporting people with compassion and kindness, and by being experts in our roles.

Our Behaviours:

How we do things around here is just as important as what we do and what we achieve. Our behaviours provide a guide to bringing our vision to life, and help everyone think about how they approach their work and other people. The behaviours below, have been identified by those within and external to Dorset HealthCare as being the most important, and are behaviours we hope everyone will experience at Dorset HealthCare.





Reliable and Trustworthy

Be part of an organisation leading the way to challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.


Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Information for applicants’ for further guidance on the recruitment process. Please also ensure that you have read the job description and person specification carefully.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response - please apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

Please note the Trust does not pay interview expenses.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and to accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).