If you are successful in the shortlisting process and invited for an interview, the panel may choose to ask questions to test the depth of your knowledge and experience on the requirements set out in the job description.
We recognise and welcome our responsibility to remove any barriers in our Recruitment and Selection process for people with disabilities. We have tried to do this, but if you have a disability and identify any barriers in the job description or application form, please tell us of these in your application. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to the job.
The job for which you are now applying may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 provides that certain criminal convictions become ‘spent’ after the passage of time, that is the law will treat them for the most purposes as if they have never happened and it is not necessary to disclose them on application forms.
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 contains certain classes of employment where a person can be asked to disclose spent convictions. The job for which you are now applying falls within that order.
However, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) provides that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.
If you fail to disclose that you have been convicted of a criminal offence or received a caution, reprimand or warning this may lead to dismissal or disciplinary action by Co-operative Care Colne Valley. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be considered only in relation to an application for which the order applies.
For details of which criminal convictions must be declared please refer to the government guidance.
It is your responsibility to read this information in full and complete the application form accurately.
For jobs that are subject to a disclosure, please note that a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the nature of the position for which you are applying and the circumstances and background of the offence/s.