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 when a position arises.

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

Peer Lead for Employment

We are looking for a capable person with an understanding of the vocational landscape in Dorset to join our innovative charity. This is an exciting post, working in partnership with our local NHS provider, driving forward and supporting employment opportunities for people in Dorset who experience difficulties with their mental health.

Please click this link to find out more information about this exciting opportunity on the Charity Job website.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role please email:

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 -