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Criminal record checks - Job Offered


Criminal record checks - Job Offered

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JamminMan
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Hi,

I've been offered a job working for a large retailer within IT and I'm concerned they will want to do a DBS or criminal record check.

I was convicted and spent 6 months in prison over 10 years ago for a serious crime which is now "spent". My concern is that I will be checked and although I do not have to disclose I could loose this opportunity.

Since this role is not handling sensitive data, not working with children or vulnerable adults and not in the public sector is the only type of check this retailer request a basic disclosure and if that is the case Will my "spent" conviction not show up?

Thanks for you help.
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JamminMan - 27 Apr 17 1:37 PM
Hi,

I've been offered a job working for a large retailer within IT and I'm concerned they will want to do a DBS or criminal record check.

I was convicted and spent 6 months in prison over 10 years ago for a serious crime which is now "spent". My concern is that I will be checked and although I do not have to disclose I could loose this opportunity.

Since this role is not handling sensitive data, not working with children or vulnerable adults and not in the public sector is the only type of check this retailer request a basic disclosure and if that is the case Will my "spent" conviction not show up?

Thanks for you help.

Hi,

As you say, your conviction is spent, so it won't appear on a basic criminal record check, which is what should be done for this job. If they try to do a higher level of check, you can challenge it with the DBS. Unlock has information about that on the website here. Good luck with the job!

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Hi JamminMan 

I agree with AB2014, this should only be a basic check but let us know what happens. 

Good luck.

Debs 

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