Any person applying for a post in the Ministry of Justice and related bodies must meet   the following requirements:

1. You must be either:

  • a United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland national
  • a Commonwealth citizen or a British protected person
  • a national of the European Economic Area (EEA), including Switzerland - List of EAA Countries
  • a Turkish national who has been lawfully employed in the UK for four years in any job, or lawfully employed for three years in a job within the same   occupation as the post they wish to take up within the civil service
  • a non-EEA national who is the family member of an EEA, Swiss or qualifying Turkish national (as above) from another member state (non-UK) who has moved to   the UK for an approved purpose - Further Information

2. You must have the right to take up employment within the UK

3. You must have the experience and qualifications specified in the advert

4. You should note that all successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland criminal record check. In addition some designated posts   may also be subject to Criminal Records Bureau Check or a Counter Terrorism Check, depending upon the role and/or location.

5. If the post you are applying for requires National Security Vetting (NSV) then there are further eligibility requirements, including UK residence history. For the purpose of NSV within MOJ, residency refers to a period of continuous and exclusive physical residence in the UK. In line with Cabinet Office guidelines, whilst a lack of continuous UK residency is not in itself necessarily a bar to a security clearance, individuals will need to have lived in the UK for a sufficient period of time to enable appropriate checks to be carried out. Depending on the level of clearance required, this will usually range from three to ten years.


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