We will consider other convictions, cautions, reprimands, warnings and fixed penalty notices on a case by case basis. Whether an application passes depends on the nature and circumstances of the offence.
Police Checks and Security Vetting are carried out on you and your immediate family. The security service will also carry out checks to verify your identity and background.
DNA and fingerprints (biometric vetting)
We will take samples of your DNA and fingerprints and check against outstanding crimes. We do this after we make a provisional offer, but before a final offer to appoint.
You will have your financial status checked. You must not have any wilfully undischarged debts (e.g. County Court Judgements / Bankruptcy). This does not include mortgages, hire purchase, student loans or other loans that you are paying off normally.
Your application will be rejected if you have an active County Court Judgement or Voluntary Agreement. If you have been declared bankrupt you will not be eligible to apply until three years from the date of the Certificate of Satisfaction. If you have discharged bankruptcy debts you will need to provide a Certificate of Satisfaction.
Tattoos and piercings
We assess all tattoos and piercings before your application is progressed. Tattoos may preclude you from being recruited, depending on their content and position.
Visible tattoos and other visible body markings are unacceptable if they could reasonably be interpreted as:
'Discriminatory, offensive, obscene, indicate attitudes or views (e.g. misogynistic) inconsistent with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Behaviour.'
Careful consideration will be given to any tattoo on the neck, face and /or hands in deciding if it is acceptable. This includes considering the size, nature and prominence of the tattoo.
British National Party (BNP)
If you are a member of the BNP your application will be rejected. If you have previously been a member of the BNP, you may not be eligible for appointment. Your application will be assessed on an individual basis.
Contact the Resource and Succession Planning Team: