Porchlight is an equal opportunities employer. This means that no applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) 

Porchlight will not discriminate in its employment decisions against ex-offenders with criminal records if it is judged that the offence has no relevance to the post(s) applied for. 

For all Porchlight posts involving the direct provision or management of services to our service users, spent and unspent convictions and police cautions which meet the following definitions must be disclosed below by all applicants.

  • Convictions that resulted in a custodial sentence (regardless of whether served)
  • Where the individual has more than one conviction all convictions must be disclosed
  • Cautions given less than 6 years ago (where individual over 18 at the time of caution)
  • Cautions given less than 2 years ago (where individual under 18 at the time of caution)
  • Convictions given less than 11 years ago (where individual over 18 at the time of conviction)
  • Convictions given less than 5.5 years ago (where individual under 18 at the time of conviction)

Cautions or convictions which relate to sexual offending, violent offending and/or safeguarding and appear on the government website (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-list-of-offences-that-will-never-be-filtered-from-a-criminal-record-check). 

Disability Confident

Porchlight is proud to be a “Disability Confident” Employer. Porchlight guarantees to offer an interview to any applicant who declares themselves as disabled, if they meet the essential criteria for the role.