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Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

As an organisation using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Liverpool Hope University complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a DBS check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.

Recruitment of ex-offenders

The code of practice published under section 122 of the Police Act 1997 advises that it is a requirement that all registered bodies must treat DBS applicants who have a criminal record fairly and not discriminate automatically because of a conviction or other information revealed. The code also obliges registered bodies to have a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders

Liverpool Hope University is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users of its services, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, martial status, family responsibilities, trade union activity, political or religious belief, age, disability or offending background.

We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records.  We select all candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

The link below provides further information on the University’s policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders. 

Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders