As a Sidekick, you may be required to pass a Criminal Record check to work in particular roles. In New Zealand, a criminal record check is required to work in warehousing, any driving roles, and some hospitality roles.

How to obtain a Criminal Record Check?

If you have not yet completed a criminal record check, you can lodge one through the Ministry of Justice website. Once you have read through what is required, and have all of your documents ready, you can submit your Individual Request here.

After you have created the request, you will be required to fill out your personal details. Please note to select ‘No’ in the Report section as shown below:

You will be asked if you want to receive an acknowledgement email. If you select yes, then you can take a screenshot of the acknowledgement email and upload this to Sidekicker while you wait for your criminal record check to process. Note this will be valid for 7 days from the date you received it, at which point you will need to upload your criminal record check.

How do I upload my Acknowledgement email / Criminal Record Check to my Sidekicker profile?

  • Click here to login and edit your Sidekicker profile

  • Scroll down to Certificates section

  • Click on ‘MoJ Criminal Record Check’ to upload the document

*If you have previously uploaded an acknowledgement email to your profile, you can delete this and replace it with the full criminal record check.

How long is my Criminal Record Check valid?

Sidekicker recognises criminal record checks for 12 months from the date of submission. You will receive an email 1 month prior to the expiry date as a reminder to complete a new check.

If you have any questions around this, please do not hesitate to reach out via the blue chat bubble on Sidekicker - we'll be more than happy to help!

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