How do I become an individual Clean Sheet member?
A Clean Sheet Member is a person with convictions on their record who has shown that they’re ready for work by completing our Membership Module, either in prison or online. If you’d like to become a Clean Sheet member, click here: cleansheet.org.uk/membershipmodule
Where do I find vacancies I can apply for?
Once you’re a Clean Sheet Member, we’ll give you your own login to our Employers Directory. Here you’ll find links to our Clean Sheet Employers’ recruitment pages. If you already have your login, click here: cleansheet.org.uk/employers-private/
I am having difficulties with the website.
The guide for setting up an email is HERE and for help using our Employers Directory click HERE. If you are still having problems getting into parts of the website you can send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Am I guaranteed a job if I become a Clean Sheet member?
We help you while you look for work and suggest jobs that you might like to apply for. While there are no guarantees, if you want to work, we’ll support you in your efforts. You can apply for any vacancies our Clean Sheet Employers are advertising for jobs or training positions, and Clean Sheet Employers will actively consider you for these positions despite your criminal conviction.
As a Clean Sheet member, will I still have to disclose my criminal record?
YES. You will still need to disclose any unspent convictions, if asked. However, this will NOT exclude you from the selection process. For any roles that need an enhanced DBS check, you’ll still need to fully cooperate with the employer. For more help and free guidance phone the Unlock Helpline on 01634 247350 (Press 1), text 07824 113848 or email: email@example.com. They’re open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.
How will the Employers Directory help me?
A Clean Sheet employer will actively consider people with convictions for any vacancy they have. People with convictions can disclose their criminal record knowing that this will not automatically exclude them from the selection process. Clean Sheet Employers will review job applications on merit, looking for relevant skills and experience.
Why should I become a Clean Sheet Employer?
Growing evidence suggests that there is a strong financial and moral business case for including former prisoners in your recruitment process. An employer who looks beyond a stereotype and sees a potentially loyal and hardworking employee, demonstrates Corporate and Social Responsibility. We provide a secure web portal with links to employers’ recruitment or vacancies pages. Only our assessed and work-ready Clean Sheet Members use this portal. We are of course happy to speak to employers on our members behalf when it’s appropriate.
How do I become a Clean Sheet Employer?
You can become one of our employers by contacting us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 123 3045
How do I know a Clean Sheet member will be a reliable employee?
You won’t necessarily know and you should apply your usual robust selection parameters. Your only commitment is not to exclude people with convictions from the recruitment process. A healthy, mature conversation about any unspent convictions will enhance your eventual decision-making.
How can I support Clean Sheet?
Details on how you can donate are here.
How is Clean Sheet funded?
Clean Sheet is an independent charity. We rely on annual fees from our Prison and Agency Partners, freewill donations from our Employers plus the generosity of our individual supporters and Grant Making trusts and other bodies.
How can my Church or Community Group get involved?
There are always opportunities for community groups with a heart and a calling to reach out to prisoners and ex-offenders by supporting Clean Sheet. You could nominate someone to be a Clean Sheet Employer Champion, introducing local businesses to the Clean Sheet model. Perhaps you could organise a fundraising event? Mentor one of our members? Or sponsor us in some way? Whatever you do, you can be sure that your efforts and gifts will go straight to support our members into real, sustainable work.