Minimum vetting levels
The following is a minimum level of vetting for any post within Hawthorn Estates Ltd and includes the following:
A reference from the current or most recent employer/s (to cover a 2year period of employment) or academic reference when no employment has been undertaken.
A character reference from a person who has known the candidate (in a professional capacity for at least 3 years) who can vouch for the applicant’s good character and competence for the post;
A confirmation of relevant qualifications i.e. original certificates and awards are produced by the applicant and recorded by Hawthorn Estates Ltd before confirmation of appointment
A confirmation of identity and right to work in the UK i.e. a minimum number of original documents to be produced by the applicant, in the applicant’s current name and recorded by Hawthorn Estates Ltd before confirmation of employment; (In accordance with the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996).
A criminal history self-declaration form where candidates are obliged to declare convictions in accordance:
Disclosure of Criminal Convictions
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 enables some criminal convictions to become ‘spent’, or ignored, after a ‘rehabilitation period’. A rehabilitation period is a set length of time from the date of conviction. After this period, with certain exceptions, an ex-offender is not normally obliged to disclose the conviction when applying for a job or when involved in criminal or civil proceedings. However, when applying for certain jobs, such as a particular property or sites a person is required to declare all convictions whether spent or not.
Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, as amended, certain convictions may never be spent:
- A sentence of more than 2.5 years in prison
- A life sentence
- Preventative detention
The equivalent for young offenders will apply.
All information is kept locked onsite and a DBS is required for all applicants but the level of disclosure is dependent on the job role.