Some posts, particularly those dealing with young people and vulnerable adults, require that Orkney Islands Council carry out a criminal record check on the successful candidate. Checks are made through Disclosure Scotland which has been established to process checks for all registered bodies in Scotland. A link to the Disclosure Scotland website is available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.
If the nature of the post requires a criminal record check you will be asked to complete a criminal convictions declaration form. Orkney Islands Council encourages all applicants to provide details of their criminal record at an early stage in the application process. Failure to disclose convictions which are later revealed in the criminal check process may result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.
It will be clearly detailed in the vacancy advertisement and job description if a post requires a criminal record check.