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Criminal Record Checks
Applicants who are non-uk nationals, or who are UK nationals and have spent more than 3 months out of the country in last 5 years period, will be asked to supply a criminal record check from the relevant country. This is part of our safer recruitment process. If you are successful, an offer will not be made until we have seen an up to date certificate and are satisfied that it is authentic.

A link is provided below which provides you with information on costs and timescales. It is entirely up to applicants to decide on when to apply for this check, however you may wish to take account of the timescales indicated in obtaining these records.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants

If you have any queries or concerns about this or any other aspect of recruitment or making your application for a job; please contact 0131 657 2000 in the first instance and ask for the HR Department.

Queries regarding the post itself should be forwarded to the named contact on the job advert.

Registration for New Employees

Anyone commencing employment for the first time as a social service worker, in a group for whom the SSSC Register is currently open, will have to apply to register as soon as possible and must achieve registration within six months of starting their job.                                                              

This will apply if:

  • You are new into social services
  • You are currently registered with the SSSC and are taking up a new a role with the same employer on a part of the SSSC register that is open
  • You are currently registered with the SSSC and are taking up a new role with a different employer on a part of the SSSC register that is open  

For further information and a link to the SSSC website click here:-

www.sssc.uk.com

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