Disclosure of information and criminal record checks

The text in the advert and the job description will outline whether the post you are applying for requires a Criminal Records Bureau check at the pre-employment checks stage (when you have been provisionally offered the post).  

Due to the nature of the work we do at The Royal Marsden, some of the posts we recruit to are exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This means that you are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent' under the provisions of the Act, and all conviction information should be declared on the application form when requested.

Any such information given will be completely confidential and will be considered only in relation to your application for the post.

Having a criminal conviction does not automatically bar you from employment at The Royal Marsden. Please see our Policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders for more information.

Failure to disclose the following information may result in your disqualification, disciplinary action or dismissal:

  • canvassing a member or senior officer of The Royal Marsden
  • failure to disclose dismissal from previous employment
  • failure to disclose a relationship with a member or employee of The Royal Marsden
  • failure to disclose convictions, including 'spent' ones if applicable
  • the provision of false information, either expressly or implicitly.