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If you are applying for a post on a speculative basis (i.e. not for a specific job vacancy), please complete the type of work you are looking for in ‘Position applied for’ – where you wish to work in ‘Workplace’ and the word ‘Spec’ in ‘Vacancy Ref No’.

There are sections of the application form whereby you can refer to a CV for the relevant information.  Please ensure that should you be including a CV as part of your application, this is e-mailed to

If you experience any difficulties in submitting this form, then please check that you have filled in all the relevant fields and try re-submitting. If problems persist, then please email If you continue to have difficulty submitting your application, you can download a printable application form or contact the Job Line on 01224 358589 (please quote job reference number).


Basic Details


If you have applied for this job following a recommendation from someone at VSA, please state their details below:


NVQ/SVQs held (relevant to the post)

Further education

Professional Registrations

Are you currently registered or have previously been registered with any of the following (or other UK equivalents)? If yes, please give registration details

Please do not use this section for Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme membership – see section 7, Safer Recruitment

Employment History – Present or Most Recent Employment (if you would prefer to submit this information as part of a CV, please send a copy of your CV to as an addendum to your application and state "Refer to CV" in the first box)

Employment History – Previous Employment (if you would prefer to submit this information as part of a CV, please send a copy of your CV to as an addendum to your application and state "Refer to CV" in the first box)

Please provide details of all previous employment with most recent first, including casual employment and explaining any gaps in your employment history. Please note that for adult care and child care posts a FULL employment history with respective dates is required. For all other posts you need only provide details of the last 15 years of your employment history (if applicable).

Further Information

Safer Recruitment

At the completion of the selection process, preferred candidates will be provided with a conditional offer of employment subject to safer recruitment checks. Please complete this section fully.

Regulated Work
Preferred candidates for posts conducting 'Regulated Work' (i.e. Childcare or Protected Adults) as defined by the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Act 2007 will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme. Please answer the following questions in order for VSA to be able to send you the correct form when appropriate.

If you have lost your PVG Membership Certificate please contact Disclosure Scotland directly to obtain another. VSA need to see original versions of your PVG certificate and subsequent Updates. You will be asked to provide these at the appropriate time.

Non Regulated Work

For all other positions not covered by the PVG Act 2007, then arrangements will be made for prospective candidates to apply for an appropriate certificate from Disclosure Scotland.

In addition, if you have lived overseas for any period of time, you will be required to provide documentation from the appropriate government agency in the country concerned, or from the embassy, consulate, etc. in the UK, confirming whether or not you have had any criminal convictions.

Please note that we undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any candidate on the basis of conviction or related information. All procedures relating to recruitment ensure that individuals are selected on the basis of their merits and abilities in relation to the essential job related criteria.


Please give the names, addresses, designations and telephone numbers of two people who are currently in a position to comment on your suitability for this position. At least one reference must be from your current, or if you are unemployed, your most recent employer. The onus is on yourself to ensure the referees are available to comply with our request at time of application. References will normally only be requested after interviews have been held and you have become a "Preferred Candidate" - "may we contact now" below refers to that point in time.


DECLARATION: I declare that the information supplied by me is to the best of my knowledge true and accurate and understand that VSA reserves the right to terminate my employment should it be discovered that I have provided false, misleading or inaccurate information on either this application form or any CV submitted as an addendum to this application. I agree that my personal information, including details required for Equal Opportunities Policy monitoring and those included on any CV submitted to VSA, may be processed by the Chief Executive of VSA for recruitment purposes only, and may be used for personnel administration purposes, including sickness records, should my application be successful.

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