Application to become a Personal Assistant (PA)
Personal Details
Medical History
Previous Applications
Work Restrictions
Offences

Please note that if you have been convicted of any of the following offences your application will not be approved:

  • Any offence against children, young people or vulnerable adults
  • Murder
  • Offences involving serious violence or threats of violence
  • Offences involving serious theft or fraud where duties allow access to substantial financial resources
  • Sexual offences of any nature
  • Serious burglary or arson, where duties involve substantial responsibility for security of buildings or equipment
  • If you have been placed onto the following lists:
    • DBS adults barred list
    • DBS childrens barred list
    • Section 142 of the Education Act (List 99)
  • For all other offences appointment is subject to a risk assessment

The role you are applying for is exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

This means you cannot withhold information about any conviction. All information given will be verified against a returned DBS check. The term “conviction” relates to a finding of guilt following a hearing in a court of law, including Courts Martial. Prospective employees for jobs exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act working with children or vulnerable adults will also be asked to declare official warnings, reprimands, registration as a sex offender, cautions, bind-overs and other relevant matters. If you are Approved, not disclosing such convictions could result in us taking you off of the Approved list. Any information given will be completely confidential and will be considered only in relation to an applicant for a role to which the Order applies.

References
Approval cannot be confirmed unless we are in receipt of 2 references, as deemed satisfactory by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
Training, Skills and Qualifications
Current Employment
Working Preferences
Confirmation