The work for which you are applying involves substantial opportunity for access to vulnerable adults. It is therefore exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. you are therefore required to declare any convictions you may have, even if
they would be regarded as “spent” under this Act, or any pending prosecutions, cautions or bind overs. The information you give will be treated in confidence and will only be taken into account in relation to an application where the exemption applies.
The disclosure of a criminal record, or other information, will not debar you from appointment unless the selection panel considers that the conviction makes you unsuitable for appointment. In making this decision, we will consider the nature of the
offence, how long ago it took place, and what age you were when it was committed and any other factors which may be relevant, including appropriate considerations in relation to our Equal Opportunities Policy. Failure to declare a conviction, caution
or bind over may, however, disqualify you from appointment, or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light.
Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).
If you are selected for shortlisting you may be required to complete a declaration of health form and bring it with you to the interview. Failure to disclose a condition that may effect your employment could disqualify you from appointment.