Safer Recruitment, safeguarding children and adults at risk
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All our recruitment and selection practices reflects this commitment.
Employment references for Safer Recruitment roles should not be from a colleague. They should be from your manager, supervisor or someone who is in a position of authority.
If you are not currently working with children or adults but have done so in the past, it is important that you provide a reference from this employer.
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requires applicants to give details of any convictions that are not spent. Failure to disclose such convictions could result in disciplinary action, dismissal, or your application for the applied post being removed. More information can be found on the government website. We may ask you to complete a basic check to verify the information provided on unspent criminal convictions.
If you are shortlisted and invited to interview, you will be asked to complete a form to provide this information.
In line with the agency worker regulations, if you are assigned within Portsmouth City Council as an agency worker, you are able to apply for posts that are open to council employees.
When applying, please include the following information in your application: the agency you work for, the area you are on assignment in and the post reference number