Winter support

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses, and communities throughout winter.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Some of our roles may require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Our organisations may also periodically ask employees to complete a new DBS check depending on the nature of the role.   

The DBS is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Home Office. They process applications for criminal record checks so that organisations like the Council can make informed recruitment decisions and vulnerable groups such as children can continue to be protected.

The Council has a strict policy on the handling of DBS certificate information.  

We also have a written policy on recruiting ex-offenders.

Please note that where a DBS check is required, we are legally unable to make an offer of employment until the check has been cleared.

Page last reviewed: 7 February 2020