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. 

Our mission is to help families flourish, through attachment led therapeutic services and workforce development in the vital importance of the first 1001 days to building foundations for healthy, happy and fulfilled lives.   

Our vision is to create a society, in which babies can flourish through sensitive, attuned parenting, early bonding and healthy attachment, to give children the best start in life.

How does that fit with your thoughts? 

We love people and want our team to feel loved in return. Have a read through our values below, and if you feel you have what it takes to join our team, we'd love to hear from you

Yipee...we are Recruiting!

Do you think you've got what it takes to be part of the DorPIP team? Please click the links to read more about the positions currently available.


  • Clinical Lead Therapist (30 hours per week)
  • Male Parent Support Worker (3hours per week)
  • Regional Fundraiser 




Build Relationships, Flourish


Be Part Of The Community, Embrace Equality & Diversity


Positive regard, Open, Empathetic, Respectful


Confident, Creative, Connected, Reliable


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.