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11. Criminal record check

As a responsible employer we ask the successful applicant to complete a criminal record declaration so that we are aware of any criminal convictions.

We only require you to declare any unspent convictions if you are made a conditional offer of employment unless the role which you have applied for requires a higher level of check from the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS), in which case we will state clearly the level of DBS disclosure required on the job description paperwork.

If you declare an unspent conviction we may request further information. In these circumstances you are advised to seek guidance from Nacro and prepare a written disclosure statement.

We recognise the contribution that people with criminal records can make as employees and volunteers. Suitable candidates will not be refused posts if an offence is not relevant to the job for which they are applying.