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Powys DBS: a seamless and quality service

Powys DBS: a seamless and quality service

As one of the most popular Disclosure and Barring Services in Wales, we spoke to Nicola Williams, Business Services Programme Delivery Manager at Powys County Council, about what is driving the success of Powys’ DBS


Developed in 2012, Powys County Council’s online eBulk system is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to process DBS applications. ‘Employment Check’ is an inclusive, simple, straightforward system that has been developed with the user in mind. Utilising greater, consumer-centric functionality than ever before, the system can be personalised to your bespoke business requirements. This personalisation does not just include the interface, but every level of service delivery including user access, applicant communication, the reporting suite and invoicing. In addition to this, it is a system that is constantly under review with innovative developments being implemented in order to enhance the consumer experience. Accordingly, we always seek to offer a service that facilitates the needs of our customers. eBulk, which is accessible online on every platform including desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile phone, is the only service you need for secure, professional DBS provision.


Why choose Powys?

Benefits of the system:

  • Online, paperless system that ensures that DBS Checks are processed quickly and efficiently with fewer errors.
  • Auto-validation of data for low error rates.
  • Integrated external ID Verification tool.
  • Comprehensive reporting suite.
  • Multi-level user access allowing for stringent and efficient service delivery.
  • Secure, fully encrypted system that operates in line with GDPR.
  • Welsh Language Standards compatible. 

Benefits of the service:

  • 1:1 support and guidance from a dedicated DBS team with extensive experience.
  • DBS system management that eradicates system performance concerns.
  • Adaptable system and service delivery catered to your business needs.
  • Personalised eBulk system and reporting suite built to your specifications.
  • Recruitment recommendations available upon request. 

Business benefits for you:

  • Paperless system that eradicates postage delays and costs.
  • Quicker recruitment rates.
  • Eco-friendly business practises that focus on environmental and sustainable objectives.
  • DBS applications and certificates centrally gathered for straightforward record keeping.
  • Local Authority partnership working with an experienced, market leading service.


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