The information here shows the steps that are taken from your initial enquiry, to being a workable member of OES staff
Once you have contacted OES, communication is made to discuss what type and volume of work you are requiring, this can be done via email, telephone or face to face. A CV is requested and an interview will be arranged, subject to meeting OES minimum requirements for the role. An email detailing a list of documents that is needed to complete a registration will be sent to you. In line with OES Equal Opportunities Policy, all applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be offered an interview.
At the interview you will be required to complete an OES registration form and asked to produce your supporting documents. These documents are outlined in the email that is sent to confirm your registration:
NB: Applicants who arrive for interview without sufficient documentation we be asked to complete all paperwork possible and then return at a later date to complete their registration.
In order to satisfy OES recruitment requirements two satisfactory professional references will be obtained prior to starting work. One must be from the present or most recent employer such as a Headteacher. One reference must be from an employer in the education sector. In exceptional circumstances we may agree to accept one character reference, placement references or University reference if applicable.
If the references obtained do not meet the required standards OES will be unable to continue with your registration.
A condition of registration is that an Enhanced Disclosure with a Children’s Barred List check is obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. All supporting documentation needs to be completed at time of interview. In accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders' Act 1974 - Rehabilitation Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986 you are required to disclose any unspent criminal convictions, cautions or reprimands on your registration form. The cost of the DBS registration is £50, which will be deducted from your first two week’s pay.
OES are able to accept disclosures registered with the DBS Update Service and follow the required procedures for checking their current validity online. OES actively encourage applicants to join the Update Service, and provides you with information about the benefits of doing so and the process of registering.
OES has a policy on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders which is available upon request. Any DBS disclosures that contain a conviction, caution or reprimand will be subject to an objective assessment which will determine whether you are deemed suitable for the post in question. This also applies should OES receive any additional information from the police after submitting a DBS registration.
OES advises you to take your DBS with you to all placements, to allow education establishments to record the details in the school's Single Central Register, normally after producing this once the school would not require it again.
You must declare in writing that they have read the relevant DfE guidance regarding disqualification, that you are not disqualified on any grounds as set out in the DfE guidance, that to the best of your knowledge you do not live with anyone who is disqualified on any of the grounds set out in the guidance, and that you understand your specific responsibilities to safeguard children. This declaration is contained as part of the registration form.
You will be sent the most up to date DfE polices annually on;
OES will require you to sign and agree that you have read and understood these policies, and it is your responsibility to ensure that you keep yourself up to date.
You will be required to inform OES if you have any health issues or disability relevant to the day to day activities associated with the role.
An OES member of staff will get in touch to advise that you have met the vetting requirements to be placed into assignments and to discuss your availability.
If you have questions please contact a member of the OES staff 01432 800 382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.