This section of the application form will only be viewed by those who need to see it as part of the recruitment process. Any information disclosed will be treated with the strictest of confidentiality.
Depending on the role you are applying for, Aspen Healthcare may be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check or where relevant, a Disclosure Scotland (DS) check. The level of check obtained will depend on the role requirements and if the position conducts ‘Regulated Activity’.
Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, some professions within the health and care sectors are exempt from Section 4 (2) and applicants are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provisions of the Act.
If you have a criminal record and:
- are unsure about what might be revealed about you as part of a DBS/DS check;
- unsure about the type of information you should consider declaring when completing the application form or;
- need some further guidance please contact the local facilities Human Resources Department for assistance and obtain a copy of Aspen Healthcare’s Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy Statement (GP-PERS50) for further clarity.
Aspen Healthcare will only take into account relevant criminal records and information that is relevant to the position being applied for. Failure to make adequate disclosures could result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal or your application being withdrawn from the recruitment process.