Hope you're well.
Ive just been through the interview process for a new job and received an offer for the position today. I still have 2 years left until my conviction is spent. On the job offer letter there is a paragraph which makes it clear that the offer is subject to satisfactory references & criminal checks.
I know people that work at the organisation already, and they will do a basic disclosure check but after I have started the job.
Im having a panic today because of the wording in the letter, I don't want to start the new job only to be frog-marched off the premises after disclosing my conviction.
My questions are, can they actually fire me after leaving a current position and starting there because of the conviction? And if so, is it worth me letting the HR person know that there is a conviction now, before I hand in my notice at my current role.
For the record, they do seem to be a socially progressive company and on their website say convictions are only taken into consideration if it affects the ability to do the role, which is only negligible in my case.