Everton Football Club recognises that anyone may have the potential to harm or abuse children in some way and we are committed to taking all reasonable steps to ensure that unsuitable people are prevented from working with children and/or vulnerable adults, and to create the safest possible environment.
The recruitment and selection process for positions working with children and/or vulnerable adults is therefore rigorous and incorporates a number of pre-employment checks.
This is to ensure we safeguard those with whom we work and only engage those with the right skills, abilities, experience and qualifications required for the particular position.
All applicants applying for roles which may include significant contact with children and/or vulnerable adults will be required to undertaken a comprehensive recruitment and selection process that includes:
- Completion of an Application Form or CV, which elicits information regarding an applicants past
- Completion of a Self Disclosure Form, which requires any applicant to declare past offences
- Verification of identity and eligibility to work in the UK
- Verification of professional qualifications
- Screening via the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), using the Enhanced CRB Disclosure
- Two references, including one regarding the applicant’s most recent post working with children
- An interview to acceptable protocol and recommendations which includes questions relevant to Safeguarding Children.
Please see the Information Sheet for Applicants Applying for Positions Working with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults for further information on pre-employment checks.
With some exceptions having a criminal record will not necessarily bar an individual from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of the offence.
All applicants will be required to declare any criminal record in the relevant section of the application process as follows:
- If the position is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders legislation, candidates must declare only ‘unspent’ convictions.
- If the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders legislation, candidates must declare all convictions, cautions, reprimands, or final warnings on their criminal record, both spent and unspent. Successful candidates will also be asked to consent to an Enhanced Disclosed via the Criminal Records Bureau.
Please note any information declared will be kept confidential and in line with data protection principles.
For further information, please see the Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.
Recruitment of Ex Offenders Policy Statement
Disqualification for working with children or vulnerable adults
If you are disqualified from working with children or vulnerable adults we are unable to consider you for roles that involve working with these groups. You will therefore be asked to declare whether or not you are disqualified in the relevant section within the application process.