Who can do this role?
ID Veriﬁers can be any adult over 18 years old. They should already be, or be willing to become,
a member of Girlguiding.
Do I need a qualiﬁcation?
No, but ID Veriﬁers themselves are required to complete an online criminal record disclosure check
(if they have not already completed one for another Girlguiding role).
What is the purpose of this role?
An ID Veriﬁer is responsible for checking and verifying a volunteer’s identity documentation to
complete their online criminal record disclosure check using the Girlguiding Disclosure system. The role
of ID Veriﬁer is recorded on the volunteer’s Go! (our online database) record for the relevant guiding
area which will also provide access to the Disclosure system.
The role of ID Veriﬁer can be held at District, Division or County level; however, ID Veriﬁers can
complete an online criminal record disclosure check with volunteers outside their own guiding area.
ID Veriﬁers within Girlguiding Scotland and Northern Ireland will also be responsible for checking
original documents from volunteers for PVG and Access NI.
What will I do in the role?
While the list below outlines the responsibilities of an ID Veriﬁer, you will be working within a wider
team at the same level and responsibilities may vary.
zz Be responsible for overseeing online recruitment checks for volunteers requiring one within their
zz Complete all relevant training for the role, to ensure that you understand all processes thoroughly.
zz Meet new and existing volunteers requiring a criminal record check, to conﬁrm that their ID
documents are valid and details of documents are recorded online accurately.
zz Support the applicants in completing the remainder of their disclosure application online if required,
or provide applicants with unique login details to complete at home.
zz Clearly explain the checking process to applicants, making sure they understand it. Explain what
information, documents and references they will need to provide, and to support applicants with any
questions or concerns.
zz Monitor the progress of recruitment checks, addressing any problems or delays as a matter of urgency.
zz Understand and refer to Girlguiding’s Data Protection Policy in The Guiding Manual, and abide by it.
zz Treat all information with the utmost conﬁdentiality.
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