POLICY ON THE REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS
Chess Scotland undertakes to treat all applicants for positions within
the organisation fairly and not to discriminate unfairly against the
subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information
Chess Scotland will only request a Standard or Enhanced disclosure
where it is necessary and relevant to the position sought.
Where a position requires a disclosure Chess Scotland will make this
clear on the application form, job advert and any other information
provided about the post.
At interview, Chess Scotland will ensure that open and measured discussions
can take place on the subject of offences. Failure to reveal information
at interview, that is directly relevant to the position sought could
lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment or volunteer.
At interview, or when receiving a disclosure which shows a conviction,
Chess Scotland will take into consideration:-
- Whether the conviction is relevant to the position being offered
- The seriousness of the offence revealed.
- The length of time since the offence took place
- Whether the applicant has a pattern of offending behaviour
- Whether the applicant's circumstances have changed since offending
Chess Scotland will ensure that all their representatives involved in
the recruitment process are aware of this policy and have received relevant
training and support.
Chess Scotland undertakes to make a copy of this policy available to
any applicant for a post with Chess Scotland that requires a disclosure.
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