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Specific information for people applying for roles in the Children’s Services Department

The following outlines information that is only applicable to those individuals applying for roles in the Children’s Services Department and should be read prior to making an application to Hampshire County Council

“Hampshire County Council Children’s Services is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.”

Hampshire County Council has embedded the principals of safer recruitment throughout the recruitment process and as a result:

  • We are unable to accept CV’s for any positions in Children’s Services and the application form must be completed in full.

    Therefore, please only submit application forms detailing a fully history  in chronological order since leaving secondary education.  

    Please include periods of any post-secondary education / training, part  time and voluntary work as well as full time employment, with start and  end dates.  

    Please provide explanations for periods not in employment or  education / training and reason.

    Please provide reasons for leaving your current and all previous  employers.

  • In order to comply with the “Safer Recruitment” national guidelines we are required to take up references prior to interview.

    The application form will ask you to confirm that you are happy for us to  take up references prior to any interview being undertaken, otherwise  we are unable to accept your application.

    If you are not currently working with children but have done so in the  past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by  whom you were most recently employed working with children.  Please  provide contact details.

    Employment references will not be accepted from relatives or people  writing solely in the capacity of friends.