Recruitment checks are an essential part of your offer as we cannot welcome you on board until all the necessary checks have been completed.

At this stage of the process we appreciate your co-operation to ensure that clearances progress as swiftly as possible so that we can get a conditional offer of employment sent out to you.

Find out about each part of the process and what you will need to provide us:

It is a legal requirement for all candidates to produce original documentation to prove they are eligible to work in the UK.

If you are shortlisted for interview, you should provide original documentation to satisfy the List A or List B requirements as eligibility to work in the UK. 

Original evidence must be brought to the interview to be verified and photocopied by the recruiting manager. It must always be seen in person and cannot be emailed or posted.

If the post requires a DBS check then you will receive communications about what further original documents you are required to present.

At the job offer stage you will be unable to start the role until all employment checks are in place, so it is essential that the eligibility to work check has been done in order to quicken this stage of the clearance process.  

Please note that copies of documents taken will only be retained for the person who is offered the job. For anyone else, the copies will be confidentially destroyed.

As part of our commitment to our staff, we strive to ensure the job you have been offered does not pose any risk to your health.

As part of the pre-employment checks, you will be asked to complete a health declaration form. The information you provide will be treated confidentially and only our trained occupational nurses will review the content provided by you. This is to assess whether you would require any adjustments in order to feel at ease in the workplace where you can perform to optimum capacity in your role.

The form is issued as part of the conditional offer of employment, therefore it is important to return the completed document as quickly as possible to prevent any delays in the recruitment process.

If you are offered a job with us then congratulations! Now references will be sought from the referees stated on your application form as part of the recruitment process.

To speed up the process so that you can start your new job as soon as possible, you should: 

  • ensure that referees on your application form are accurate and up to date. These details must include a telephone number and email address
  • contact your referees to ask them to complete and return the reference as quick as possible

Acceptable references

  • we require at least two references which should ideally relate to your employment history and they should be from your line manager. One reference should be from your current or most recent employer
  • for work-based referees, please provide business addresses and not personal contact details
  • character references are accepted if an employment reference is not available, for example if you are leaving school or university. Please provide details of a teacher or tutor
  • family and friends cannot provide references

References can really delay the recruitment process so applicants need to assist to make sure the process runs smoothly. The quicker the references are received, the quicker we can welcome you to North Yorkshire County Council.

As part of the interview process, you will be asked to provide original documents or certificates of the qualifications stated in your initial application.

Whilst it can sometimes be difficult to locate qualification documents and certificates, it is important to do so and provide them at interview.

Dependent on the requirements of the job, we may need to take photocopies of relevant qualifications as part as the recruitment process. Copies of documents taken will only be retained for the person who is offered the job. For anyone else, the copies will be confidentially destroyed.