Maidstone Citizens advice volunteer application form

Data Protection Act 1998

As part of the recruitment procedure we may collect and store sensitive personal detail about you. We are required by law to obtain your consent to such data being recorded. It is our policy to store data relating to recruitment procedures for up to a year after the date on which it is submitted. Any information of this nature will be treated confidentially.  Sensitive personal data is defined as information relating to the following: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, sexuality or sex life, offences and/or convictions. For the purposes of the Act the Data Controller is Maidstone Citizens Advice.  

By submitting this form you will also be giving us your consent to record and store personal information.

Full information here: Email Privacy and Confidentiality Information

We shall ask you for your signature on a paper copy when you come in to see us.

Please tell us about skills you have that would be useful for the role you wish to do. e.g. dealing with people face-to-face or on the phone, speaking other than English, using sign language, helping people
Please tell us what you have done over the past few years. For example; employment, work experience, other volunteering, other community activity (involvement in tenants’ associations, school activities, support groups, etc), caring for children, relatives or a friend.
Where did you hear about CAB, and why do you want to volunteer with us. Also what do you hope to gain from the experience?
Hold Ctrl key down and highlight all times when you are generally available.
Please list any times that you are unlikely to be available. If always available please put "always"
What do you think are some of the main problems facing our community?
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
Do you have any criminal record that you wish to disclose? If No please answer No. If Yes please give details… Please note: To ensure the safety of our clients, the Citizens Advice service requires that all volunteers who have direct access to clients, where any part of the work is primarily targeted at legally defined vulnerable adults or children, may have their criminal records checked. However, the Citizens Advice service is committed to the promotion and delivery of equal opportunities to volunteers and so has a policy to ensure ex-offenders are not discriminated against. All offences, other than sexual crimes against a child or vulnerable adult, will be treated on an individual basis taking into account issues such as the risk to the client, the circumstances of the offence (e.g. what it was, is it relevant to the volunteer role, how long ago it was) and the reputation of the bureau.
Please tell us about any specific needs you would like us to take into account, either at the interview or if we offer you a volunteer role e.g. mobility. This information will be treated as strictly confidential.
We prefer references by email if possible. Please give the name, address and email address of your most immediate or recent employer, or someone who knows you in a professional capacity (not in a personal or social relationship)
We prefer references by email if possible. Please give the name, address and email address of a second person (not family) who can provide a character testimonial for you.
The CAB is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality. We welcome volunteers regardless of age, disability, race, sex, religion, maternity, pregnancy or sexual orientation. Please help us know the diversity of our applicants by providing this information, which will be treated confidentially, and will not affect your application.
Which group do you most identify with?