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Hampshire Personal Assistants in Care Terms & Conditions

Please read this section carefully as it is legally binding on you.

Hampshire Personal Assistant in Care Finder (www.hampshirepafinder.org.uk) is a website created, managed by Public Consulting Group UK Ltd (PCG) on behalf of Hampshire County Council. It provides a platform for users to search for Personal Assistants in Care or to post current vacancies.

Throughout these "Terms and Conditions" the following terms apply:

"Website" means www.hampshirepafinder.org.uk.

"Material" means any information, text, graphics, data, links, programming code or other material published, contained or available on our website.

"You", "your" and "yours" means the person(s) accessing our website.

"We", "us" and "our" means Hampshire Personal Assistant in Care Finder.

When you use or register with Hampshire Personal Assistant in Care Finder you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions.

NB: These terms and conditions may be varied by Hampshire County Council from time to time and it is the responsibility of people using the site and its services to keep up to date with the terms and conditions.

1. PLEASE NOTE:

The Personal Assistants in Care registered on the Hampshire Personal Assistant in Care Finder website are not employed by Hampshire County Council and have not been vetted by Hampshire County Council.

It is the responsibility of the user of this service to check whether the Personal Assistant in Care has the correct valid DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - previously CRB) certificate and that you are happy with the status; it is also the user’s responsibility to ensure that references are obtained and checked and to satisfy themselves that the Personal Assistant in Care has the skills and suitability to undertake the role offered.

2. Users of this service also have a legal obligation to check that the person they want to employ is legally entitled to work in the UK. Comprehensive advice and guidance is available via following this link:

https://www.gov.uk/legal-right-work-uk 

Helpful tips on employing a Personal Assistant in Care are available via the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKbxguqi4hM

3. Hampshire County Council does not accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever for the quality, suitability or timeliness of any Personal Assistant’s work. It is entirely the responsibility of the user of this service to ensure that the Personal Assistant in Care, their terms and conditions of engagement and the outcome of their work are appropriate and meet their requirements.

 4. General

These terms and conditions may be varied by Hampshire County Council and PCG from time to time and it is the responsibility of people using the site and its services to keep up to date with the terms and conditions.

No other terms and conditions shall apply or have any effect on the applicability of these terms and conditions which shall govern to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions.

The information contained in this web site does not represent any statement by Hampshire County Council as to the suitability or otherwise of any employers or potential employees.

Hampshire County Council does not accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever for the quality, suitability or timeliness of any employee's work. It is entirely your responsibility to ensure that the employee, their terms and conditions of employment and the outcome of their work are appropriate and meet your  requirements.

Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of this information, neither Hampshire County Council nor PCG Limited will be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of using the site and for any inaccuracy or error within these pages.

Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of this information, neither Hampshire County Council nor PCG Limited will be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of using the site and of any inaccuracy or error within these pages.

5. Purpose of this Website

Hampshire Personal Assistant in Care Finder is a website that enables people to advertise a vacancy or register as a Personal Assistant in Care. Individuals can use the search facilities to search for current vacancies or for Personal Assistants in Care who are available for work.

Hampshire Personal Assistant in Care Finder is not a care or recruitment agency and is also not an automated matching service and as such, Hampshire County Council or PCG cannot be held responsible or liable for the recruitment of Personal Assistants in Care. We strongly recommend that a thorough recruitment process is always followed including interviews, following up references and carrying out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Anyone using this website must understand that Hampshire County Council has no obligation to connect employers with prospective Personal Assistants in Care and vice versa. In addition, we cannot and do not give any guarantee as to the suitability of any connections made in relation to this website.

6. Hampshire County Council’s Responsibilities

We will respect your information and will comply with all applicable data protection legislation in force in England and Wales. In order to maintain the integrity of this website, we reserve the right to forward your contact details to any regulatory authorities when requested to do so, including the police. By registering your details with Hampshire Personal Assistant in Care Finder you are consenting to the website using your personal information to provide the service and facilitate introductions between employers and prospective employees. This is further outlined in the privacy notice. In order to maintain the integrity of this website, we reserve the right to forward your contact details to any regulatory authorities when requested to do so, including the police.

Hampshire County Council is not accrediting or recommending any of the products, companies individuals or organisations listed on this website. Hampshire County Council does not have any contractual relationship with any of the providers listed on these pages in relation to any of the services provided and cannot be held responsible for any errors omissions or acts of any of the providers which cause loss or damage.

7. Your Responsibilities

You are responsible for any information that you give which must be specific and relate to your current needs, situation and requirements. You agree that you are solely responsible for ensuring the suitability of candidates for the vacancy you are advertising or the job you are applying for.

Users of this service are recommended to undertake face to face interviews with prospective employees, take steps to verify previous employments and qualifications, take up character and work references, undertake a DBS check and other actions you consider necessary to confirm the integrity of a candidate or the person you are applying to for a job. All information with regards to recruitment can be found through Quick Links.

You also agree that age, gender or ethnicity data or any other such information provided by an applicant will not be used in any employment-related decision you make. However, this is your responsibility and Hampshire County Council accepts no responsibility or liability for the placing of a candidate.

8. Personal Assistant in Care & Job Profiles

All contents of Personal Assistants in Care profiles and Vacancy adverts are subject to approval. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject or remove any Personal Assistant in Care profile or Vacancy advert at any time if we believe, in good faith, it fails to conform to applicable laws and regulations, our policies or the public interest.

We also reserve the right to archive, suspend or remove any Personal Assistant in Care profile or Vacancy that we consider to be a problem or causing in the event of any complaint raised by you or upon receipt from a third party of any relevant information.

Hampshire County Council have the right to amend or remove any text, graphics or URL links within any Personal Assistant in Care profile or Vacancy. Hampshire County Council may archive the accounts of people who have not used the service for a period of six months or more (as calculated by the date of last connection to the service).

9. Service Access

While Hampshire County Council and PCG will endeavour to ensure the availability of this website, we do not guarantee that it will be uninterrupted or error free. In addition, access to this website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance, and repair or for reasons beyond our control.

10. Commercial Use

No one may use the services offered through this website or the website itself for illegal and/or unauthorised uses. Any such action will be investigated, and appropriate legal action may be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive remedies.

11. Exclusion of Liability

Except where expressly provided in law Hampshire County Council shall be under no liability whatsoever to users of the site and its services or any third party for any defect in, failure of, or unsuitability or unfitness for any purpose of this website or the services offered by Hampshire County Council through the Hampshire Personal Assistant in Care Finder or third party equipment or software used to access the web site or for infringement of rights or any other cause.

12. Law

These terms and conditions and your use of the services offered through this website shall be governed by English law and the parties shall submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. If any provision of these terms and conditions is held invalid, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect. The headings are for convenience only and shall have no effect on interpretation.

We hope that you find the Hampshire Personal Assistant in Care Finder a useful resource, however if you have any questions or queries do please Contact Us.

 

 

Last reviewed: 27/04/2018

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