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What section do I qualify as an IOM Worker as defined by the Control of Employment Acts?

An Isle of Man Worker is a person: 

Sections: 

(a) Who was born on the Island;

(b) Who has been ordinarily resident in the Island for a period of not less than 10 consecutive years at any time;

(c) Who has been ordinarily resident in the Island for any continuous period of 5 years commencing on or after the 1st June 1963 unless within 5 years of so qualifying he ceases to be ordinarily resident in the Island and fails to resume such residence within 15 years. However, if he so resumes such residence but within the following 5 years he again ceases to be ordinarily resident in the Island he shall thereupon cease to be qualified as an Isle of Man Worker;

(d) Who is married to or in a civil partnership with a person who is qualified as an Isle of Man Worker;

(e) Who, having been ordinarily resident in the Island for a period of not less than 3 years immediately prior to termination of the marriage or who continues to be so resident in the Island, was formerly married to or in a civil partnership with an Isle of Man Worker;

(f) Who is the child of a person who is qualified as an Isle of Man Worker; AND at the time of the former's birth, was serving or was married to a person who was serving in the armed forces of the Crown or in any of the capacities mentioned in Schedule 1 of the Disabled Persons Employment Act 1946 and was either born in the Island or such service immediately followed a period of residence in the Island of not less than three years;

(g) One of whose parents:

(i) was born in the Island; and

(ii) was ordinarily resident in the Island for the 5 consecutive years immediately following his birth in the Island; or

(h) Who has, during a period in which he was ordinarily resident in the Island been receiving full-time education, whether in the Island or elsewhere, but that person shall cease to be qualified as an Isle of Man Worker under this paragraph if he ceases to be ordinarily resident in the Island.

Where is my application up to?

Please log in to your candidate profile on Job Train to see the status of your application form.

Status meanings:

New application – Your application form has successfully been submitted for the role and is to be reviewed by the panel. Please note that shortlisting generally takes place the week following the closing date of the job. You will be notified by email of whether you have been successful in obtaining an interview following shortlisting.

Not shortlisted – Following shortlisting, if you have not been successful in obtaining an interview, your applications status will be changed to ‘not shortlisted’ and you will receive an email notifying you of the decision. The email will contain the recruiting managers contact details to request feedback on your application form.

Shortlisted– You have been shortlisted for interview and will receive an invitation to interview from OHR within a few working days.

Invited to interview – You will have received an invitation to interview email from OHR and your status will be updated.

Unsuccessful at interview – Following your interview, the Chairperson will call you to notify you of their decision and if unsuccessful, you will also receive an email to confirm their decision and the email will contain contact details of the Chairperson, should you wish to contact them for feedback.

Verbal Offer Made – Following your interview, the Chairperson will call you to confirm that you have been successful at interview and that you are to be offered the position. You will receive your offer of appointment paperwork within a few working days following the Chairpersons decision.

Am I qualified for this role?

Please refer to the job description and person specification to determine what qualifications are required for the role.

For Public Service Commission posts please refer to the acceptable qualification and entry requirements below:

Appointments information - Civil Service

Acceptable qualifications - Civil Service Regulations Handbook

Useful equivalent qualification information:

Useful equivalent qualification information:
Qualification Grade Examining Body Equivalent to grade C or above GCSE English Language? Equivalent to 5 GCSE's including English Language at grade C or above?
National Vocational Qualification Level 1 NVQ No No
  Level 2 NVQ Yes No
  Level 3 or above NVQ Yes Yes
BTEC First Diploma Pass/Achieved BTEC Yes No
BTEC National Diploma 12 or modules Pass/Achieved BTEC Yes Yes
BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher National Certificate (HNC) 12 or modules Pass/Achieved BTEC, HND, HNC Yes Yes
A Level - 2 subjects or more A-E Various Yes Yes
Degree Pass/Achieved UK/Irish University Yes Yes
Certificate in Management Level 3 or above Chartered Management Institute Yes Yes
EDEXCEL Foundation N/A BTEC No No

Please note for Department of Education and Children, Education Support Staff Levels 2, 3 and 4, these roles require GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above or equivalent.

If you are unsure whether one of your qualifications is equivalent to GCSE English at grade C or above, or equates to 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above, please contact the Employment Services Team on +44 1624 686300.

Why has the post been withdrawn?

It is the recruiting manager’s decision to withdraw a post which can be due to a variety of reasons. 

Do you have a job which I am qualified for?

All Government vacancies are advertised on the Isle of Man Government website which is updated daily.

Please refer to the job description and person specification which is attached to the job vacancy to determine what the qualification requirements are for the role.

If you wish to register your interest for future opportunities, please register.

Once you have registered your interest you will receive notifications via email when a vacancy arises.

For Public Service Commission Civil Service posts, please refer to the acceptable qualification and entry requirements below:

/hr/iomcs/cs_regs/section_G/appointstocs.xml

Do you have any jobs coming up in a particular area?

Please refer to the Government website, which list all of our current vacancies and is updated daily.

If you wish to register your interest for future opportunities, please register.

How do I apply?

To apply for a job you will need to complete an online application form on the Isle of Man Government vacancies website: /hr/jobs/welcome.xml

Click on the job advert of the position you wish to apply for and there will be the option to ‘Apply for job’ towards the bottom on the advert.

How to apply

Once you have completed all of the sections of the application form and declared that the information within the form is accurate and in line with the Data Protection Act 2002, your application form will be submitted for the role.

You will receive notification of whether you have been successful in obtaining an interview once the vacancy has closed and shortlisting has taken place.

Can I have a manual application?

We encourage you to use the online application process which allows you to track your application and receive faster communication regarding your application. If you wish to apply using a manual application these can be found here. Please print the correct application off and return to OHR, 2nd Floor, Illiam Dhone House, Circular Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1AG. Please note an acknowledgement of receipt of application will not be sent for manual applications. 

How can I reset my Job Train password?

Non-specific job application?

We ask that you apply for a specific post rather than for general posts as we do not hold a ‘pool’ of CV’s on file.

All of our vacancies are advertised on the Government website which is updated daily: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/iomgovjobs/vacancies.aspx

Each advertised vacancy will have an ‘Information’ contact name given from within the Department where the vacancy exists.  That person will be available to answer any queries that you may have about the post.

You also have the option to register for job alerts here: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/iomgovjobs/register.aspx  

Do we offer work experience?

The Isle of Man Government does not have a formal work experience scheme, however if you are seeking work experience in a certain department/area, please email the Employment Services Team: ohr@gov.im  with the type of placement you are looking for and we will contact the department to see if there are any opportunities available.

You may wish to contact the Department of Economic Development, Employment and Skills Group who can advise whether there are any work placement opportunities coming up.

What is the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (“1974 Act”) primarily exists to support the rehabilitation into employment of reformed offenders who have stayed on the right side of the law.

Under the 1974 Act, following a specified period of time which varies according to the disposal administered or sentence passed, cautions and convictions (except those resulting in prison sentences of over four years and all public protection sentences*) may become spent.

As a result the offender is regarded as rehabilitated. For most purposes the 1974 Act treats a rehabilitated person as if he or she had never committed, or been charged with charged or prosecuted for or convicted of or sentenced for the offence and, as such, they are not required to declare their spent caution(s) or conviction(s), for example, when applying for most jobs or insurance, some educational courses and housing applications.

Once a caution or conviction has become spent under the 1974 Act, a person does not have to reveal it or admit its existence in most circumstances. Unless an exception applies (see below), then spent cautions and convictions need not be disclosed when filling in a form, or at a job interview. An employer cannot refuse to employ someone (or dismiss someone) because he or she has a spent caution or conviction unless an exception applies.

Exceptions

There are certain exceptions where you may be asked to disclose your caution or conviction even if it is spent. These are set out in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 (the “Exceptions Order”) which lists exceptions to the 1974 Act in recognition that there are certain activities for which fuller disclosure of a person’s criminal record history is relevant.

Inclusions in the Exceptions Order are made following careful consideration of the risks associated with a particular job or activity. There must be compelling evidence that there exists a particular opportunity for employees or people involved within that activity to cause harm to the public, for example through the abuse of trust, or that there is a real risk to children.

Excepted Professions, Offices, Employments, Work and Occupations 

Professions 

1. Medical practitioner.

2. Advocate.

3. Accountant.

4. Dentist, dental hygienist, dental auxiliary.

5. Veterinary surgeon.

6. Nurse, midwife.

7. Ophthalmic optician, dispensing optician.

8. Pharmaceutical chemist.

9. Teacher.

10. Any profession to which the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960 (an Act of Parliament) applies and which is undertaken following registration under that Act. 

 

Offices and employments 

1. Judicial appointments.

2. The Attorney General and any employment in his office.

3. Constables, persons appointed as police cadets to undergo training with a view to becoming constables and persons employed for the purposes of, or to assist the constables of, a police force established under any enactment; naval, military and air force police. 

4. Any employment which is concerned with then administration of, or is otherwise normally carried out wholly or partly within the precincts of, a prison, remand centre, detention centre, Borstal institution or young offenders institution, and members of boards of visitors appointed under section 18 of the Custody Act 199510. 

5. Traffic wardens appointed under section 33 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 198511. 

6. Probation officers appointed under section 27 of the Criminal Justice Act 196312 

7. Any employment as teacher in a school or establishment for further education and any other employment which is carried out wholly or partly within the precincts of a school or establishment for further education, being employment which is of such a kind as to enable the holder to have access to persons in attendance at the school or establishment for further education in the course of his normal duties. 

8. Proprietors of independent schools.

9. Any employment by the Department of Health and Social Services in connection with the provision of social services or by any other body in connection with the provision by it of similar services, being employment which is of such a kind as to enable the holder to have access to any of the following classes of person in the course of his normal duties, namely-

(a) persons suffering from serious illness or mental disorder of any description;
(b) persons addicted to alcohol or drugs;
(c) persons who are blind, deaf or dumb;
(d) other persons who are substantially and permanently handicapped by illness, injury or congenital deformity. 

10. Any employment which is concerned with the provision of health services and which is of such a kind as to enable the holder to have access to persons in receipt of such services in the course of his normal duties. 

11. Any office or employment concerned with the provision to person aged under 18 of accommodation, care, leisure and recreational facilities, schooling, social services, supervision or training, school crossing patrol being an office or employment of such a kind as to enable the holder to have access in the course of his normal duties to such persons, and any other office or employment the normal duties of which are carried out wholly or partly on the premises where such provision takes place. 

Regulated occupations 

1. Firearms dealer.

2. Any occupation in respect of which an application to the Gaming Control Commission for a licence, certificate or registration is required by or under any enactment. 

3. Director, controller or manager of an insurance company

4. Dealer in securities.

5. Manager or trustee of a collective investment scheme within the meaning of section 30 of the Financial Supervision Act 1988. 

6. Any occupation which is concerned with the management or carrying on a home in respect of which registration is required by section 2 of the Nursing and Residential Homes Act 198813.

7. Any occupation in respect of which the holder, as occupier of premises on which explosives are kept, is required by an Order made under section 4 of the Dangerous Goods Act 192814 to obtain from the police or a court of summary jurisdiction a certificate as to his fitness to keep the explosives. 

8. Any occupation in respect of which an application to the Financial Supervision Commission or the Insurance and Pensions Authority for a licence, permit, authorisation, certificate or registration or any other permission is required by or under any enactment. 

9. Any employment where an application is made for a public service vehicle licence to the Road Traffic Commissioners. 

10. Any employment where an application is made to a Local Authority for a Hackney Carriage Drivers Licence. 

11. Any employment where an application is made to the Department of Transport for registration as an Approved Driving Instructor.

Further information on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 can be found GOV.UK.

Job Train – problems uploading a CV?

Important guidance for uploading your CV

Check 1 - There is a size restriction of 1MB. If you try to upload a file that exceeds the allowed limit, it will not save successfully. You can upload only one file.

Check 2 – Before you try to upload your CV, please ensure you have closed it down (and saved) on your PC – you cannot have it open when you are trying to upload.

Check 3 - Please make sure your CV is saved in one of the following files types:

  • Microsoft Word: .doc and .docx
  • Rich Text Format: .rtf
  • Text Format: .txt
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: .ppt
  • Microsoft Excel: .xls 

If you continue to experience problems in uploading your CV please contact the Employment Services Team on +44 1624 686300 or email: ohr@gov.im.

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