REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974
Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions, which for other purposes are regarded as “spent” under the provisions of the Act, and in the event of employment, any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Council. Convictions within the Armed Services, outside the UK or disciplinary action by certain professional bodies must also be included. Any information given will be completely confidential and will be considered only in relation to posts to which the Order applies.