COVID-19 Recruitment Support
Norfolk Care Careers and Jobs is the website from Norfolk County Council where social care employers can promote vacancies free of charge. It is where people looking to work in care during the COVID-19 outbreak will be directed to look.
On this page you will find guidance on how to register with the site if you haven't already and also how to submit vacancies once you are registered and logged in.
You can download the guide below as a PDF HERE
*NEW - Free, fast-track barred list DBS check
From 30 March 2020 the Government has made free-of-charge DBS checks available on a fast-track basis. All staff roles in health and social care CQC regulated services are eligible for this check.
When an application for an enhanced DBS is sent in and has been identified as an application for particular roles for COVID-19, the Disclosure and Barring Service will do a check of both barred lists, within 24 hours.
The Department for Health and Social Care have advised that if there is no match against the barred lists, the applicant can be recruited in advance of receiving the full DBS certificate.
Guidance on use of this service is available on the GOV.UK website. We suggest you speak to your DBS provider about the process of applying for these checks as specific wording might need to be used/selected.
Temporary changes to ID checking
The Disclosure and Barring Service have also temporarily relaxed the requirement to have a face to face meeting with applicants for a DBS. Documents may be viewed by video link and scanned to support the application process.
Consider using remote interviews - phone/FaceTime/Skype