“At Citizens Advice LeicesterShire, we recognise the importance of eradicating unnecessary barriers for ex- offenders trying to re- enter the workforce and ensure we do all we can to give them a second chance”
Richard Evans, Chief Executive 2021 – Citizens Advice LeicesterShire
Our recruitment practices when employing ex-offenders
Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working for Citizens Advice LeicesterShire – much will depend on the type of job you have applied for and the background and circumstances of your offence. However, we are not able to employ anyone with a conviction for a sexual offence against a child or vulnerable adult, regardless of when the offence took place. All other convictions will be considered on an individual basis. Anyone who applies to work within Citizens Advice LeicesterShire will be asked to disclose details of unspent convictions during the recruitment process.
Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is committed to the promotion and delivery of equal opportunities to clients and to volunteers and paid staff. It accepts that equal treatment of persons from discriminated against groups is insufficient to achieving equal opportunities and that positive action is also required. The service is therefore committed to positive action as a means of removing barriers to services and employment opportunities for those groups discriminated against.
Citizens Advice LeicesterShire therefore undertakes to treat all applicants for positions
within the organisation fairly and undertakes not to discriminate against volunteers or paid staff who voluntarily reveal they have a criminal conviction. Equally, we will not discriminate unfairly against volunteers or paid staff where a Disclosure and Barring Service check reveals a criminal conviction or other information about offences.