Stroud District Council

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check

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Some of our jobs, especially those working with vulnerable groups (children, vulnerable adults) require the successful candidate to undergo a criminal records check by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). Stroud District Council will pay for the CRB check to be undertaken on the successful candidate.

Failure to declare a conviction may disqualify you from appointment.

If a criminal records check is required it will be outlined in the job advert and job description for the position. The job advert will also state the level of check required.

Which jobs require Criminal Records Checks?

Jobs at Stroud District Council which typically require a CRB check include:

  • All Sports Centre Staff
  • Resident Scheme Managers – looking after sheltered housing for the elderly
  • Neighbourhood Wardens
  • Visitor Assistants at the Museum in the Park>
  • Contracts Officers, Housing Officers

When do we use Criminal Records Checks?

Standard checks: These are used where the job involves limited contact or regular supervised contact with children and vulnerable adults.

Enhanced checks: These are used where the job involves regular level of contact or the potential for unsupervised one to one contact with children or vulnerable adults.

What information will Enhanced level Criminal Records checks contain?

Standard checks will contain details of spend and unspent criminal convictions.

Enhanced checks will contain spent and unspent criminal convictions and also may include any additional police information.

How long will it take to obtain CRB disclosure clearance?

Assuming that all information is supplied accurately and when requested standard checks take an average of 2 weeks and enhanced checks and average of 4 weeks.

What if you’ve got a criminal record?

Please note that having a criminal record does not necessarily bar you from appointment with the council. A thorough risk assessment will be undertaken where factors such as the nature of the offence, its impact on the role in question and how long ago the offence was committed will all determine whether it is a bar to appointment or not.

The following policy information is available to download: