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- Please allow yourself enough time to complete this form in one session as there is not an option to save and come back to it later.
- The questions marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory and require an answer. You do not have to answer all of the other questions, but it would help us if you do.
- You might wish to read through the form first to make sure you have the required information available. For example, you will need to be able to provide details for references and an emergency contact, and give details of your qualifications and work experience.
Your data privacy
This explains why we ask for your data, what we do with it and how long we will keep it. It also explains how you can find out what data we hold about you and how you can ask us to delete it.
Select or enter your title.
Enter all previous addresses you have lived at within the last seven years including the dates you lived there (from and to).
Your qualifications, experience and reasons for applying
Briefly list any qualifications or courses you have taken including dates of completion. For example, A-Levels and university degrees, or training such as a first-aid certificate.
Briefly outline all your work experience, paid or voluntary, including details of the role, start and finish dates and the employer or organisation's name and address . This could include your current and former paid employments and any voluntary work you have done.
Briefly explain what has attracted you to apply, giving details of any relevant experience you have.
Briefly outline some information about yourself, such as your interests and hobbies.
Your availability and travel information
We need to be sure you can commit to this volunteering role for a minimum of two years and give the time required, including volunteering at weekends. See the role description (opens in new window) for more information.
Please provide the name and contact details of your current employer, plus two people (unrelated to you) whom you have known for five years in a personal, academic, work or voluntary capacity who have agreed to provide a reference for you.
Criminal records check
Owing to the nature of its activities, this role is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and its associated Order. This means applicants need to disclose details of any warnings, reprimands, cautions and convictions which would not be removed as part of the police filtering process when carrying out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. See GOV.UK for guidance on this ‘filtering’ process (opens in a new window).
You will have the opportunity to discuss these details during your interview. You will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check (which has replaced CRBs) before you can proceed as a volunteer.
Criminal records will only be taken into account when the conviction is relevant; having a conviction will not necessarily bar you from volunteering.
Because of the need to protect children who are looked after by West Sussex County Council Children’s Services, in addition to the conditions stated above it is necessary to enquire about the following.
If you have selected yes to the above question, we will require more details.....
This volunteer role is subject to an enhanced disclosure check via the DBS and you will be asked to complete an online DBS form before you start and every three years (whilst you continue to volunteer). The information will only be used in connection with your application as a volunteer, or for your continued role as a volunteer Independent Visitor.
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