We appoint staff on the basis of merit, regardless of ethnic origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality (within current legislation), marital status, caring or parental responsibilities, age, or beliefs on matters such as religion and politics. Monitoring equality and diversity information enables us to see what's happening in practice, to assess the impact of our Equality and Diversity Policy and its implementation, to set any targets for improvements and to measure progress.
On submission, the equality and diversity information you provide will be stored separately from your application. The information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, and won't be used in the selection process. It'll only be used for the purposes of monitoring.
Please note that when you submit your application, you confirm that the information you provide is accurate. Any false statement or failure to disclose information where required to do so may be considered sufficient cause for rejection or, if appointed, render you liable to disciplinary action which may include dismissal.
University of Plymouth Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
We employ staff who work in various positions of trust in a variety of academic and research settings who will have significant contact with children, older people and those with disabilities. We have a duty of care to protect the wellbeing of these individuals and will undertake DBS checks where necessary to ensure that only suitable people are employed to work with these vulnerable groups.
The DBS cannot currently access or provide information for individuals who have lived overseas. Successful candidates who have lived abroad for 6 months during the last 5 years will also therefore be required to provide police checks from all countries applicable. We refer to these police checks as Certificates of Good Conduct but it may be referred to by another name in other countries.
If you have been offered a role with us and are still residing overseas, we would advise you to apply for a police check before you leave that country as in many cases it is easier to obtain this check whilst you are still a resident. Guidance on the process can be found on the Government’s website.
We will treat all applicants for positions fairly and consistently and will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.