Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)
From 17th June 2013, the new subscription update service allows individuals to keep their DBS
certificate up-to-date so they can take it with them when they move to similar jobs. There is an
annual subscription fee for this service. Further information for applicants is available from
Do you hold a DBS certificate issued after 17th June 2013 and subscribe to the update service?
Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not 'protected' as defined by the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 (exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013)?
The amendments to the exceptions order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.
Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the
Disclosure and Barring Service Website.
Right to Work
The law on preventing illegal work is set out in sections 15 to 25 of the Immigration, Asylum and
Nationality Act 2006. These rules came into force on 29th February 2008. If you were born in the UK,
have a British passport, a national insurance number or live in the European economic area then you
do not require a work permit.
Do you require a work permit to work in the UK?
If you have a home office letter or stamp in your passport indicating that you have
permission to take employment, we will need to see this document before employment is confirmed.
You will be required to provide documentary evidence to verify the status of your right to work in
the UK at interview. If you have provided this documentation in a previous period of seasonal
employment we will not need to see it again (unless it is over 2 years since you worked for us and
provided that there were bi restrictions on your right to work in the UK in the documentation
This can be one of the following forms of ID. If you supply a birth certificate as part of your
documentation it must be a full certificate:
Birth Certificate & P45/ P60
Full Birth Certificate & HMRC Document Showing NI Number
Work Permit or Letter from the Home Office
Please provide the names and addresses of two people that we can contact for employment
references, from either your last or current job. If you have not work for five years please
give details of two people (not family members) who have known you for at least two year. If you
have recently finished studying or are still at school / college, one of your references should
be a tutor or head teacher. References will only be applied for on an offer of employment.
Offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references.
Data Protection Act 1998
Information provided by you on this application form may be copied for use during
the recruitment procedure. All information given about yourself will be treated in the strictest
confidence and not divulged to anyone outside the company. Once the recruitment procedure is
completed, the data will be stored for at least six months and then destroyed. If you are the
successful candidate, relevant information may be taken from this form and used as part of your