Hoping for some advice please.
We advertised a Midday role, received one application who was interviewed by 2 colleagues.
They wanted to offer as felt that she would be a good fit for the team etc ; so I made a few further checks and discovered that there was a mismatch with information provided around dates previously worked in companies. Contacted applicant to outline concerns (a mum at school) and was sent a further list of dates/companies worked which did not match with the information received. I confirmed that due to the lack of consistent information, in line with our strict safer recruitment practice(s) I would be unable to take the application forward.
She came to see me today when picking up her child to say how sorry she was for not being clear on her application but she suffers with ADHD and completed the form in a blind panic as was concerned about missing the closing date. She understands she has messed things up and completely understands our need to safeguard the children and would like another opportunity to sit down and provide clear chronological information regarding her history of employment. She has not worked for a while.
She also informed me that she has volunteered in one of our Trust schools (newly joined the MAT) and was responsible for raising a large sum of money by organising a charity dinner in 2018. She didn't mention these on her application as she did not feel it would be relevant and we would only be interested in paid employment history.
I have told her that all I can do is put her version of events to the HOS who would need to make a decision as to whether we proceed but it is doubtful based on the inconsistencies within her application.
She is a mum at school who is known to a few of our staff. Does anyone have any words of advice as to how we should proceed fairly with this.