Criminal Convictions Declaration

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    To be considered for a post within Bid Solutions, we need to be satisfied about your character and ability to meet our clients’ legal requirements. This form must be completed by all applicants. Please ensure that you read the Guidance Notes for Applicants (found at the bottom of the page) prior to completing this form. For further information please contact the Recruitment team on telephone number 0208 1583952.

    Please answer all questions. If you answer YES to any question, please provide full details in the space indicated at the bottom of the form. Please note you are entitled to withhold information about ‘Spent’ convictions. Sentences of more than 4 years can never become spent.

    Question

    Yes/No

    Notes


    1. Are you currently bound over or have you ever been convicted of any offence by a Court or Court Martial in the United Kingdom or any other country?
    YesNo
    If YES please include all details of the order binding you over and/or the nature of the offence, the penalty, sentence or order of the Court, and the date and place of the Court Hearing. You do not have to tell us about parking offences.

    2.Have you ever received a police caution, reprimand or final warning?
    YesNo
    If YES, please include details of the caution, reprimand or final warning, including the date and reason administered

    3. Have you ever been charged with any offence in the United Kingdom or in any other country that has not yet been disposed of?
    YesNo
    If YES, please include details of the nature of the offence with which you are charged, date on which you were charged, and details of any on-going proceedings by a prosecuting body. You must inform us immediately if you are charged with any offence in the United Kingdom or in any country after you complete this form and before taking up any position offered to you. You do not need to tell us if you are charged with a parking offence.

    4. Are you aware of any current police investigation in the United Kingdom or in any other country following allegations made against you?
    YesNo
    If YES, please include details of the nature of the allegations made against you, and if known to you, any action to be taken against you by the police.

    5. Have you ever been dismissed by reason of misconduct from any employment, office or other position previously held by you?
    YesNo
    If YES, please include details of the employment, office or position held, the date that you were dismissed and the nature of allegations of misconduct made against you.

    6. Have you ever been disqualified from the practice of a profession or required to practice subject to specified limitations following fitness to practice proceedings by a regulatory or licensing body in the United Kingdom or in any other country?
    YesNo
    If YES please include details of the nature of the disqualification, limitation or restriction, the date, and the name and address of the licensing or regulatory body concerned.

    7. Are you currently the subject of any investigation or fitness to practice proceedings by any licensing or regulatory body in the United Kingdom or in any other country?
    YesNo
    If YES, please include details of the reason given for the investigation and/ or proceedings undertaken, the date, details of any limitations or restriction to which you are currently subject, and the name and address of the licensing or regulatory body concerned.

    8. Are you subject to any other prohibition, limitation, or restriction that means we are unable to consider you for the position for which you are applying?
    YesNo
    If YES, please include details of the nature of the prohibition, restriction, or limitation, when and by whom it was made.

    If you have answered YES to any question, please use the space below to provide details. Please indicate clearly the number of the question(s) you are answering.

    DECLARATION

    I have read the Guidance Notes for Applicants that accompanied my application form, and I consent to the information provided in this declaration form being used by Bid Solutions for the purpose of assessing my application.

    I confirm that the information that I have provided in the Declaration Form is correct and complete. I understand and accept that if I withhold information or provide false or misleading information, this may result in my application being rejected, or if I am appointed, in my dismissal

    Your email

    Please enter your full legal name

    Guidance Notes

    A spent conviction is a conviction which, under the terms of Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, can be effectively ignored after a specified amount of time. The amount of time for rehabilitation depends on the sentence imposed, not on the offence. The more serious the conviction, the longer the period of rehabilitation. For example, if you have received a prison sentence of more than four years, the conviction will never become spent, but cautions become spent immediately (apart from conditional cautions which will become spent after three months).

    The Act aims to rehabilitate offenders by not making their past mistakes affect the rest of their lives if they have been on the right side of the law for some time.

    Unless applying for particular types of work (see below), a person who has spent convictions and cautions does not have to disclose them to prospective employers. Employers cannot refuse to employ someone with spent convictions.

    However, when applying to work in certain types of employment, for example, working with children or vulnerable adults, certain professions such as law, health care, and pharmacy, senior management posts within certain sectors and employment where matters of national security are involved, the application form will state that it is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. In these situations, you will need to disclose all your cautions and convictions, and they may be disclosed on your DBS criminal records check.

    Bid Solutions policy requires all short-listed applicants to declare criminal convictions that are unspent as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Order legislation.