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Which DBS check do I need? – Justices Executive/ Clerk/ Assistant

If you wish to work as a justice’s executive, clerk or assistant you should be prepared to take a statutory criminal record check, called a DBS check, as part of your recruitment process.

This is an important, public-facing position, with a degree of influence, dealing with sensitive information on a daily basis therefore the DBS check will be comprehensive.

A DBS check for a justice’s executive, clerk or assistant is a standard DBS check which involves a search for any unspent or spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings in existence on the Police National Computer.

Any results found during the search will be displayed on the DBS certificate you will receive from the DBS. Your employer will need to see your DBS certificate before you can complete the recruitment process.

This role is subject to the 1975 Exceptions Order so you have a legal duty to disclose any spent convictions you have.

The purpose of these CRB checks is to ensure the public are properly protected from those who are unsuitable for public-facing roles. Find out more about a standard DBS check for a justice’s executive, clerk or assistant at: hub.unlock.org.uk/rehabilitationofoffendersact