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Frequently Asked Questions at Preferred Candidate (Conditional Offer) Stage

I’ve been told I’m the “Preferred Candidate” - what happens next?

All our offers are subject to satisfactory Pre-employment checks - References, Occupational Health (Medical) Screening and where appropriate, PVG Scheme Membership/Disclosure Scotland Clearance.

Pre-employment checks take time and cannot start without your participation 

You will receive a Preferred Candidate Letter shortly after your interview outlining the next steps

  • Please contact your referees to advise them that we will be contacting them and request the prompt return of your reference.
  • Your email may also attach an Occupational Health Questionnaire.

This is a Confidential Document that should ONLY be returned to the Occupational Health Department within 3 working days of receiving your preferred candidate email

Posts that required PVG Scheme Membership OR Disclosure Scotland Check

  • Please return your completed application with copies of supporting documents required by Disclosure Scotland as outlined in your letter to the Recruitment Services Department within three working days of receiving your preferred candidate letter.
  • Preferred Candidates who already hold PVG Scheme Membership will be required to complete Scheme Record Check. Please ensure you note your PVG Membership Certificate when completing your application.

For more information on Disclosure Scotland visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

How long will the process take as my current manager is looking for an indication of when I will be handing my notice in?        

This will depend wholly on you completing and returning the appropriate paperwork required, you may be asked to attend Occupational Health your referee’s returning the references promptly

When should I hand in my notice in current employment?

When your new manager approves the pre employment checks, they will phone and agree a start.  You can now hand in your notice with this verbal confirmation which recruitment will follow up in writing.

I am internal and have shown ID at my interview do I require to send further copies?

For interview purposes the panel require to confirm you are the person they are interviewing, for audit purposes we require a copy for your personal file.