Providing HR Support to Wareham Businesses

If your Wareham based business is looking for high-quality HR and employment law support, you’re in the right place. Here at The HR Dept, we are already providing a comprehensive selection of employment law and professional HR services to businesses in Wareham and we’re ready to support you, too.

Our team of qualified and experienced HR experts have an unparalleled understanding of the field, allowing us to provide your business with support covering everything from employment contracts and on-boarding to disciplinary management procedures, absence management, redundancies, benefits, training and more.


A Bit About Wareham

The beautiful historic market town of Wareham is located on the River Frome and positioned just eight miles from Poole, making it one of the most popular places to live and work in Dorset.



Wareham is well-positioned on a dry point between the rivers Piddle and Frome, and archaeologists have identified signs of activity dating back to around 9,000 BCE. Although the current town of Wareham was established by the Saxons, Neolithic and Bronze Age pits have shown that pottery and flint working have occurred here since 3,700 BCE, and there is also evidence of a small Roman settlement in the area.

The Saxon name of Wareham was first recorded in 784 and is derived from the Old English ‘wer’ meaning a weir or fish trap, and ‘hamm’ meaning a homestead or enclosure surrounded by water. Wareham’s town walls are its oldest feature, constructed in the 9th century by Alfred the Great as protection from invasion. At the end of the Saxon age, Wareham was one of the county’s most important towns and was home to two mints issuing Royal money.

Approximately two thirds of the town was destroyed by fire in 1762, which is why much of the area’s architecture dates to the Georgian times, with many structures constructed from Purbeck limestone and red brick.


Location and Travel

Wareham is positioned on the A351 between Lytchett Minster and Swanage, which provides excellent links with the A31, A35, and the M27. In addition to its link with Devon, Southampton, Guildford, Cadnam and Portsmouth, Wareham also benefits from easy road access to locations such as Sherborne and Dorchester. The town also has a well-serviced railway station on the South West Main Line, which runs between Weymouth and London Waterloo.


Local Amenities

As one of England’s only Saxon walled towns, Wareham has a long and rich history that can be explored in one of the area’s museums and cultural centres. Wareham is a popular tourist town, which has resulted in a thriving social scene with a selection of eateries, cafes and bars to enjoy. Additionally, Wareham is home to a selection of unique and independent shops, and its position on the water means that there are plenty of sailing and boating activities to enjoy.

North, West and East Streets sit at the heart of the town, which are home to everything from large supermarkets to restaurants, bakeries, pubs, and takeaways. The nearby Quay is a lively meeting place, which hosts a weekly market and a program of activities and events throughout the year.

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