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Wiltshire Council offers many career opportunities in an environment which values, supports and encourages the development of its employees. Joining the Council will be the start of a rewarding and enjoyable career for you, helping the Council deliver its varied and essential services.

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) / Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) vetting of contract supplier staff

From 1 December 2012, the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) is now called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and CRB checks are now called DBS checks.

Wiltshire Council are an umbrella organisation and can carry out checks for other Organisations who have substantial, unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults. The DBS has access to personal records held by the Police, The Department of Health and The Department of Education, ensuring the best possible scrutiny of applicants

Our recruitment team will provide access to our online DBS checking system, enabling the umbrella body and the applicant to complete their DBS application online.The disclosure will be received direct from DBS by the applicant and umbrella body simultaneously.

For more details about DBS checks, please visit the disclosure and barring service website or on www.gov.uk


There are two levels of CRB checks:

  • Standard
  • Enhanced

The level of clearance you require will depend on the type of work the applicant undertakes.
The cost for DBS checks is set by the DBS.
We will make a charge for administering the umbrella services.
Administrative charge is £18 per application.


As an umbrella body we can process DBS applications on behalf of organisations.  
We are not able to offer this service to private individuals wishing to use the services of another individual, for more information on this subject, please visit disclosure and barring service website or contact the DBS or on www.gov.uk


Employment and training schemes

All employees are entitled to regular appraisal and supervision.  Incorporated into this will be the opportunity for employees to identify with their manager their work related training and development needs.  
As an organisation, we are fully committed to Investor in People standards and offer opportunities for staff to undergo nationally accredited qualification courses as well as providing a variety of internal and external training.

We recognise that our employees are our most valuable resource.  We aim, therefore, to achieve best practice in all aspects of the recruitment, management and development of its employees.

New Deal is a key part of the government's Welfare to Work strategy.  Personalised programmes of work and skills training opportunities, delivered locally, are aimed at helping unemployed people into work.  There are programmes for:

  • Young people (18-24)
  • 25+
  • Lone parents
  • Disabled people 
  • 50+ 
  • Partners of the unemployed

All programmes are accessible through Employment Services and, whether you are an unemployed individual looking for a job or a company with vacancies to offer, your first point of contact should be your local Job Centre.


Learning through work allows working people to gain university qualifications without leaving the work place.  It is designed for individuals as well as work based groups.  For more information, please visit the Learn Direct website.


The only website providing you with information and advice on local government careers. Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experience, there could be something for you.  For more information, please visit the Local Government Careers website.


Equal opportunities information

We are firmly committed to the principles of equality and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services.

  • Making services accessible to all; and
  • Treating people fairly

…regardless of colour, race, ethnic or national origin, language, religion or belief, gender or gender reassignment, marital status, sexuality, disability, age, and any illness or infection.

We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination and harassment. We seek to provide services and employment in an environment which promotes equality, values diversity and celebrates excellence.

As a major public sector employer within Wiltshire, we are committed to maintaining a workforce which broadly reflects the local community we serve. Our human resource policies promote equality of opportunity for all job applicants and employees.

We actively encourage applications from disabled people and people from black and ethnic minority groups who have the necessary skills and experience for the post. We will give you information about the council and include a job description and person specification for the role.

Please see our Jobs website for more information.


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Last updated: 27 March 2019 | Last reviewed: 27 March 2019