The MND Association is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All eligible posts in England involving work with vulnerable groups, including children, will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences.
Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, you only have to declare unspent convictions. However, if the post for which you are applying is one which is an exception under this Act and is eligible, we will ask any who is provisionally offered a position/role for an up-to-date criminal record check from the DBS which may provide information about convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings which might otherwise be regarded as spent. If this is the case it will be clearly indicated in the advertisement and job description.