So, I applied for an administration role in November and went through 2 interviews and was offered the role, great.
They were aware I had a unspent conviction and said they didn’t need any more information as of yet as they would judge on skills, experience, qualifications and my interviews - which they did.
I went through references and occupational health which are all completed and also asked to undertake a basic DBS.
I obviously knew what would show up on there and this has come back electronically and paper based and I’ve forwarded this on.
I also asked them to look at my disclosure statement and a log I had been keeping of everything I have done since conviction.
Just waiting on their decision now. No return of phone call or response to email, so I’m worried this is a bad sign.
I seem to have no problem with applications and interviews, it’s always after been offered the role.
I know it’s the law and that but it’s mad to think that in just over a years time if I had applied for the role and been offered it like now the basic DBS would have nothing on it and I wouldn’t of needed to declare.
Seems like sexual offending is still that major stigma. No one seems to want to give individuals who have committed a sexual offence a chance or consider what progress I have made, what I have achieved since conviction or the fact I have been open and honest throughout and committed no further offences.