Eligibility to work in the UK and identity checks
Appointment to all positions is subject to the verification of eligibility to work in the UK, as per the Asylum, Immigration and Nationality Act 2006. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to bring original documents to verify their eligibility to work in the UK to their face-to-face interview. Further details of which documents are required will be provided along with the interview confirmation details.
All shortlisted candidates invited to a face-to-face interview will also be asked to complete a screening form. Once a job offer has been made, we instruct a company called Verifile to administer pre-employment checks on our behalf and they will conduct the following checks:
Obtain references from all previous places of work and full-time study for the last three years. If you have been out of work, a personal reference will be used to cover gaps of six months or more.
- Criminal Record Checks
For roles where you will be in contact with young people or vulnerable adults, you will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau (if based in England or Wales) or from Disclosure Scotland. For all other roles you will be subject to a Basic Disclosure check which is carried out by Disclosure Scotland. A copy of our policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders and the Storage, Handling, Use and Retention of Disclosure Information is available upon request.
- Identity check
In order to verify your identity, you will be asked to provide original documentation containing your full name, signature, date of birth and full permanent address. Further details of what types of documentation are acceptable will be provided along with the interview confirmation details.