Capel Manor College is required to obtain a criminal record check for employment and voluntary appointments. It is of fundamental importance to the College to ensure so far as possible that those who take up appointments do not pose a risk to students in its care. It is therefore important for the College to apply for and review the past criminal records of any successful applicants for positions, before making a formal offer of appointment. The College considers it also essential that the confidential and personal Disclosure information from the Disclosure and Barring Service is used fairly and sensibly in order to avoid unfair discrimination of applicants for appointments at the College. Candidates are selected for an interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.
The College agrees to comply with the provisions of the Disclosure and Barring Service Code of Practice, a copy of which can be found on: www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice
Having a criminal conviction does not automatically prevent you from working at the College, criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only where the conviction is relevant and would prevent someone’s suitability. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s). Failure to disclose a criminal conviction may result in offers of employment being withdrawn and or disciplinary action if the candidate has commenced work with the College.