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Pre-employment Checks

Once you have been offered a job, we will then start your

pre-employment checks.


These checks are required by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who make sure services are providing care that is safe, caring, effective, responsive to people's needs and well-led.

The types of checks that are carried out and required: 

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Full Employment History:

We require your FULL employment History from the date you left full time education to date, covering any gaps. If your CV does not give your full employment history, you will be asked to complete this though CVMinder our Recruitment ATS.


Reference Checks:

We are required to obtain two employment references, one must be your current or last employer.  These are requested by email and we will require a business email address.


Right to Work:

You will be asked to provide proof that you have the right to work in the UK. This will mean that you will need to produce either a document or a combination of documents to confirm you are eligible. For example, a passport, a visa or immigration documents if you are a non- national.



If you have any qualifications relevant to the role, i.e. Care Certificate, NVQ or equivalent, Medication, Epilepsy etc then you will be asked to provide copies of those certificates. 


Fully Enhanced DBS Check:

As your employment will involve work that is a regulated activity you will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure with a barred list check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. This is in    accordance with the Police Act 1997 and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act  1974. (Better known as a DBS Check).

Failure to reveal information relating to convictions that you are required to identify could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment.

These checks are done online through an umbrella company called UCheck.

Please note this information will only be viewed by those who need to see it as part of the recruitment process. Any information disclosed will be treated strictly confidential.


Medical Questionnaire:

We require certain information before you start your employment, to ensure you will be able to perform the requirements of the job and give reliable service, and to ensure compliance with relevant Health and Safety regulations. The information is also required to establish whether any reasonable adjustments may need to be made to assist you in performing your duties, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

The information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and used only for the purposes detailed above in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

In some circumstances, we may request your consent to obtain further information from your GP.  We will not contact your GP without your prior written consent.

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