At DorPIP we have a wonderful team, and great trustees. All of us have varied backgrounds and experiences, helping to create something unique.   

As an organisation we are continuously growing, in order to support more families in Dorset and the surrounding areas. So we're often after more fantastic people to join us. 

We love people and want our team to feel loved in return. Have a read through our values, and if you feel you have what it takes to join our team, we'd love to hear from you. You might also want to take a look at the positions we currently have available. 

Our mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit, on baby, one family and one community at a time.   

How does that fit with your thoughts? 

Some of values we look for... 

Some of the essentials relating to this... 

Some of the nice to haves... 


Warm & nurturing disposition 





Go the extra mile for others 


Able to seek out solutions  

Give it a go attitude! 

Able to develop new ways of working 



Willingness to listen and learn 

Able to prioritise  

OK with asking for help when needed 

Dependable and reliable – will get the task done 

Zen master 




A flair for spoken and written language 

Reasoning and logic skills 



Seek clarification when needed 

Able to put across own ideas 

Comfortable with own self 

Has an awesome party trick 


Adventurous and inspiring spirit 

Willing to try new ways of working 

Up for taking on a challenge to raise money for DorPIP 


Able to actively seek solutions  

Use own initiative   

Baking extraordinaire  

Being connected 

Happy to work remotely – both individually and in virtual teams 

Meeting face to face on a monthly basis 

Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 




Positions Available

Yipee...we are recruiting, and we are really looking forward to meeting our new team members! 

Think you've got what it takes to be part of team? Please click the links below to read more about the individual positions currently available and to apply. 


Calling all volunteers - join our growing DorPIP family! 

We are always on the lookout for talented volunteers who are passionate about supporting local families in Dorset.... why not be part of our fun, friendly team? 

  • Fun, for you, your friends and family 
  • Up-skill yourself, build confidence and self-esteem 
  • Needed: to help others who are struggling 
  • Develop your network of friends 
  • Realise your potential and help others realise theirs 
  • Amazing chance to feel valued and be part of a team 
  • Inspire the next generation, lead by example 
  • Success breeds success, support a highly valued service 
  • Experience the joy in giving back ? 

Kirstie Gale DorPIP volunteer talks

Kirstie Gale talks about her own parenting experience, why she joined DorPIP and what she does as a volunteer.


Volunteer With DorPIP - SUBU Presents

If you would like to volunteer for DorPIP then thank you so much for your consideration. Please fill in the form and we'll be in touch.

Steering Group Member

We are very fortunate to have a great team of health professional volunteers in our Steering Group, who help guide our organisation. It is chaired by our Patron, Professor Dame Sarah Cowley; best known for her work at the Institute of Health Visiting. 

If you would like to find out more about becoming part of the DorPIP family and contributing towards our success as part of the Steering Group team, please get in touch.


To be a trustee of DorPIP is an exciting and fulfilling role, ensuring that DorPIP fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries through its vision, mission and values.  

The most effective boards are those which benefit from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets.  

The Process of Becoming a Trustee 

  1. You'll have an informal chat with our chair, Vivian Allen, about the role, what you can bring to the board and what you can expect from us 

  2. You will need to apply with a CV and covering letter, referring to the Person Specification and Role Description (available on request) 

  3. You will be invited to our trustee meetings to meet the board 

  4. After receiving your application, the board will vote on your appointment 

  5. We will need a basic DBS check from you 

  6. Subject to the DBS check and skill set the board will appoint you as a trustee 

  7. You will be invited to participate at a business development day 

  8. You will receive ongoing training with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council for Voluntary Services as a trustee 

  9. You will have the opportunity of ongoing training and development which is available via the Foundation for Social Improvement

Associate Psychotherapists

Our clinical team includes practicing psychotherapists, counsellors and infant mental health psychotherapists, all of whom are passionate about promoting infant mental health and contributing to the vision and aims of DorPIP.   

They have trained and qualified with a relevant professional organisation, as well as having a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience in working with parents and young children and infants.  

All of the team receive regular safeguarding training and DBS checks and clinical supervision occurs weekly. All are fully insured and are members of a professional association for psychotherapy, working to their ethical guidelines.  

If you are interested in working with us please do get in touch with us.