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Pre - Employment Vetting

As part of its safer recruitment and selection process, Powys County Council operates a strict pre-employment vetting procedure. All applicants will be required to undergo the checks outlined below.

Declaration of Previous Convictions

The following statement is included on all documentation where there is a requirement for an Enhanced DBS check - Because of the nature of the work involved, the post you are applying for may be covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). This makes certain regulated activity (i.e. work with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults) exempt from the Act and therefore, requires individuals seeking to work with these groups to be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check amongst others.

The DBS filtering guidance is available on the Home Office website.

Powys County Council Policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders [23KB]

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) and Children and/or Adults Barred lists check

Successful applicants seeking to work with children and/or young people will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check; this will include a check against the barred lists for children and/or adults where appropriate.

If you are not normally resident in the United Kingdom or have been resident outside the United Kingdom for more than 6 months, an additional police check will be carried out with the normal or most recent country of residence.

PSN Users

All IT PSN users with access to GCSx Email, DWIP CIS, Tell Us Once, JARD, Central Government Blue Badges system, Libra Court Bookings and Register to Vote will be required to complete a Basic Check if they have not already undertaken a standard or enhanced DBS check.

 

Contacts

  • Email: recruitment@powys.gov.uk
  • Phone: 01597 826409
  • Address: Recruitment Team, Powys County Hall, Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG

 

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