ICT and Digital touches every single area of the council - and everyone who works with us.

Talking and listening to people who use our services about their needs means we can use the latest tech like our digital platform or Microsoft 365 capabilities, to come up with solutions that work for them, this includes devices and tools to help us work smarter and more flexibly at Dorset Council too.

We offer exciting and challenging opportunities to make a real difference to our colleagues and the people of Dorset.

Now there’s a chance to join us as we extend our transformation journey even further.

Jobs information session

We held an open event for people to find out more about working with us, and had some great feedback.

"I'm now aware that I could give some more detailed examples of work and achievements that match the criteria to hopefully score higher on your scoring system."

"I almost didn't attend the webinar but I'm so glad I did as the whole vibe was great and had definitely cemented my interest in working for Dorset Council!"

Poppy Dunn, User Adoption Officer

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"Working for the council is such a different experience, you can have such an impact..." Read more about why Poppy works for Dorset Council.

Sam McLaren, Service Improvement Analyst

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"I am motivated and passionate about making a difference." Read more about why Sam works for Dorset Council.

James Ailward, the Head of ICT Operations

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"I’m more productive working remotely, due to having fewer distractions." Read more about what’s it like working in ICT Operations at Dorset Council.

What it's like to be a developer, Chris Brown

"...you feel like you've actually made a difference to the service and to the council." 

Joining remotely as a Service Designer, Caitlin Bartlett

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"I hoped there would be lots of opportunities to contribute and learn. And, well, I wasn’t wrong!" Read more about joining Dorset Council remotely as a Service Designer.

Service Design with James Symonds

"If we can get everyone thinking in the same way, then we can get more benefit from what we do."

What we are proud of

What we are proud of:
  • our transformation programme, aiming to save £27 million over 3 years
  • over 2,500 employees supported to work from home at the start of the pandemic
  • innovative approaches to increase engagement generated over 7,000 responses to the Dorset Local Plan
  • moving from six systems to one Planning system. That involved moving:
    • 285 employees to the new system
    • 47 years of data
    • 4.3 million documents

Celebrating the innovation taking place in Dorset.

How we can shape Dorset's future together

Roles available

Find out more about current roles available with ICT and Digital and Change.