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Application for Employment

Please detail here your reasons for this application, your main achievements to date and the strengths you would bring to this post. Specifically, please detail how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the requirements of this role (as summarised in the person specification).

Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, by virtue of the Exceptions Order 1975 as amended by the Exceptions (Amendment) Order 1986, which means that convictions that are spent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 must be disclosed, and will be taken into account in deciding whether to make an appointment. Any information will be completely confidential and will be considered only in relation to this application. In addition you are required to submit to a Disclosure and Barring check. Any disclosure made by the Disclosure and Barring Service will remain strictly confidential. Have you ever been convicted in a Court of Law and/or cautioned in respect of any offence? YES/NO (delete as required). If YES, please give details.

Because this position involves the care of and/or vulnerable adults employment is dependent on the following:

1. Provision of a Disclosure and Barring certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

2. Such disclosure being acceptable to us.

3. Proof of identity – birth or marriage certificate (where appropriate) and passport (if available).

4. Two satisfactory written references including one from your most recent employer (this is a Legal Requirement).

5. That you will supply a recent photograph of yourself for retention in your records (this is a Legal Requirement).

6. Evidence of physical or mental suitability for your work.

7. Documentary evidence of any qualifications relevant for the position (this is a Legal Requirement).

1. We are aware of our obligations under data protection legislation, including the obligation to collect only the data that is required for our specific purpose. The information collected in this application form is specific to our recruitment exercise and necessary for the performance of the role that you have applied for. If you are recruited for the role you have applied for, or any other role you are offered by us, the information provided will then be used for the purposes of your employment with us, together with further information collected upon recruitment for those purposes.

2. We will treat all personal information about you with utmost integrity and confidentiality. Our data protection policy sets out our approach to ensuring that your data is processed in line with the data protection principles within current data protection legislation.

3. Our privacy notice for job applicants gives you information on, amongst other things, the data we will hold about you during the recruitment exercise and what we use it for. Delete as applicable – A copy of the privacy is attached to this application form / You can view the privacy notice at (insert web address).

1. I confirm that the information provided in this application is complete and correct and that any untrue or misleading information will give my employer the right to terminate any employment contract offered.

2. Should we require further information and wish to contact your doctor with a view to obtaining a medical report, the law requires us to inform you of our intention and obtain your permission prior to contacting your doctor. I agree that the organisation reserves the right to require me to undergo a medical examination.

3. I agree that should I be successful in this application, I will, if required, apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service for a Disclosure and Barring Certificate. I understand that should I fail to do so, or should the disclosure not be to the satisfaction of the company any offer of employment may be withdrawn or my employment terminated.

Our Recruitment process

Apply through one of our adverts, on the website or send your CV over to

You will receive a call from our recruiter who will go through your information, ask a few quick questions and tell you more about the job role. 

If you are successful at stage 2 you will be invited to our office located at Evegate Business Park. Your interview should take approximately 20 minutes. 

Our recruiter will be in touch to arrange a mutually convenient time for you to bring your ID documents and DBS payment over to the office.  Your DBS and references will be sent. One of our Care Coordinators will contact you to arrange two shadow shifts. You will meet with an experienced care worker and visit two of the people we support to observe routines.

All Care in Kent staff attend free mandatory training which meets the requirements of the nationally recognised Care Certificate Induction
Standards. Our training is a mixture of e-learning and classroom based learning. Training is carried out in an easily accessible location in Ashford with our experienced trainer. If you have valid training certificates already please let our recruiter know. Training must be renewed annually for you to remain compliant. Before offering shifts we must receive a clear DBS check, two satisfactory references and all training completed.

Have any Questions?

If you’ve got questions about working for Care in Kent, read our Careers FAQs to put your mind at ease.