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Council Achieves Recruit with Convictions Ambassador Status


South Ayrshire Council has officially achieved 'Recruit with Convictions' Ambassador Status.

Our HR team carried out a full review of existing policies and procedures to achieve this, in conjunction with Recruit with Conviction Ltd. 

Recruit with Conviction Ltd is a not-forprofit company, established to fill the gap that exists for helping businesses to understand the issues and benefits from employing people with criminal records. It provides vast experience of business, criminal justice and employability support to provide a professional service within a tried and tested model which has been operating since 1998. Within the local authorities in Ayrshire, the work has been promoted by the Community Justice Ayrshire Partnership.

Councillor Ian Davis, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for ICT, HR and Finance said: "I'm delighted that we've achieved this status. In the development of the revised procedures, our HR team undertook complex training and are now able to respond to a range of queries related to changes in law, fair decision making, and the Ambassador programme."