BackBack to menu

Forgotten password

Enter your email address. We'll send you a link to reset your password

Niche Jobs Ltd Privacy Policy is a job advertising website run by Niche Jobs Ltd. Niche Jobs Ltd is not an employment agency and does not undertake such activities as would be consistent with acting as an agency.

This privacy policy applies only to this website. If you do not accept this privacy policy, you must not use the website. A user will have been deemed to have accepted our Privacy Policy when they register their details on the site, or set up a job alert emails.

We are committed to ensuring our user's privacy in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act, as well as ensuring a safe and secure user experience.

Personal (identifiable) information

When users submit identifiable* information to the website they are given the choice as to whether they wish their details to be visible to companies advertising on the website.

  • By selecting 'Allow companies to contact me about jobs', this means that a user's information, as it is entered on the website, may be viewed by companies who use our CV Search tool or watchdog function. At no point does Niche Jobs Ltd distribute a user's information to third parties beyond what we may be legally obligated to do.
  • By selecting 'I don't wish to be contacted about jobs by companies looking to hire', this means that a user's information will only be visible to a company advertising on the site if a user applies to a job being advertised by that company.

Whilst Niche Jobs Ltd makes every effort to restrict CV access to legitimate companies only, it cannot be held responsible for how CVs are used by third parties once they have been downloaded from our database.

  • Identifiable information is anything that is unique to a user (i.e. email addresses, telephone numbers and CV files).

Niche Jobs Ltd may from time to time send email-shots on behalf of third parties to users. Users can unsubscribe from mailshots using the unsubscribe link in the email or by contacting Niche Jobs Ltd via the Contact Us page on the website.

Non-identifiable information

Niche Jobs Ltd may also collect information (via cookies) about users and how they interact with the site, for purposes of performance measuring and statistics. This information is aggregated, so is not identifiable on an individual user basis.

Users may choose to accept or deny cookies from Niche Jobs Ltd, but users should be aware that if cookies are not permitted it may adversely affect a user’s experience of the site.

Removal of stored information

Niche Jobs Ltd reserves the right to remove user information from the database if that information is deemed obsolete or used in a way that is detrimental to the performance of the website or the reputation of the business as a whole.

A user may remove their details by selecting the 'Remove my account' option from their account menu, or by requesting the removal of their details via the 'Contact Us' link on the website. A confirmation of this removal will be sent to the user by Niche Jobs Ltd.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us at:

Niche Jobs Ltd.
30-34 North Street
East Sussex
BN27 1DW
United Kingdom

For Advertisers:

Niche Jobs Ltd makes every effort to ensure that advertiser details are kept safely and securely.

Advertiser details are kept in our secure database and are not distributed to third parties without express permission. Payment details are securely stored in third party systems.

This Privacy Policy is correct as of March 2016.


Share this article

How budget cuts have affected nursing jobs and care home jobs in 2011

How budget cuts have affected nursing jobs and care home jobs in 2011

Kwabena Amaning from STR gives his view on how jobs in the nursing and care homes industries have been affected by the budget cuts. Find out what the cut-backs have meant for nursing and residential care job seekers and recruitment agencies alike.

Kwabena Amaning is STR Group’s Healthcare Divisional Manager. Interviewed by Matt Farrah of

Browse all of STR Group’s nursing jobs

MF: What impact have the national financial constraints on budgets had on the number and type of nursing job vacancies during 2011?

KA: From an agency perspective it’s important to differentiate between public and private sector roles. Speaking to hiring managers across the NHS for instance there has been a concerted move to recruit even more bank staff to cover more shifts, or ask their existing bank staff to cover more of the shifts. The cost implication of doing this is to effectively reduce agency spend and therefore save significant amounts of money in the short term.

The number of nursing jobs vacancies have also reduced over the last 18 months with Trusts consolidating on staff where they can and not replacing leavers. Some managers we have spoken to say this has a significant impact on the tangible quality of service given and the morale of the remaining staff.

We are seeing a rationing of vacancies in disciplines such as Midwifery, Paediatrics, and Oncology, in particular within the public sector.

The private sector has definitely seen an upturn in the amount of nursing vacancies that have come through over the past year. Certain private groups are pushing forward quite aggressively with recruitment for most nursing specialisms. The way they are trying to save money is through implementing PSL (preferred supplier) agreements with specific agencies and driving down the cost of recruitment that way.

To be accepted onto PSL agreements agencies are being asked to reduce margins; the hook is that some business is better than none at all. This will benefit the agencies that are on the PSLs, but ultimately force other agencies to think again about how and where to get business revenue.


MF: It seems that some nurses who otherwise might be looking for a new job are holding tight. Is that your experience too? Would you say that gives those candidates who throw themselves in to the jobs market an advantage?

KA: The current economic situation is, arguably, making people much more cautious about a change of role. Agencies are having to be more intuitive about the market needs and receptive to what a candidate is looking for. Agencies are also having to work harder to find the right candidates for their jobs.

It makes sense that the fewer candidates there are in the market, the more opportunity there is for those searching for new jobs - thus making it a candidate-led market. However the fact that there are less jobs around for candidates to chase does not significantly improve or make it advantageous for candidates looking for work.

Experienced and commercially aware nurses will always have an advantage from the point of view that the private sector are looking for competent, efficient and hardworking nurses who understand not only their disciplines but the wider business sector.

MF: The overall trajectory of jobs in residential care is inevitably one which will rise and rise over the next 25 years in general. But how would you sum up the care homes jobs market during the past 12 months?

KA: Overall it has been very positive. There has been active recruitment from many of our clients and we have benefited from being on PSLs and having strong relationships. The Care Home and Nursing Home market has seen an upturn in growth with over 21,000 care homes now operating in the UK.

There have been regional fluctuations in recruitment, the South has definitely seen the highest rise in new vacancies and recruitment of new staff, whereas the north, specifically the north east and Wales have suffered from a lack of quality candidates.

The cost implication is becoming much more prevalent with the national cuts kicking in, more care homes are looking to reduce costs and invariably this has had an impact on the fees that they are paying to agencies. There is still a need for agency temporary workers for some care home jobs to cover shifts and holidays, but again there is definitely a step change in attitude towards a reliance on such workers because of budgetary constraints.

MF: domiciliary care jobs seem to have remained strong where other care and nursing jobs markets may have been hit harder by budget cuts. Is it your experience that care staff are happy to make the move in to domiciliary care if they're currently working in other sectors?

KA: As an agency that does not specialize in domiciliary care it is without authority that we can answer. However, undoubtedly, this is an area that the current government and the previous government would look to increase for a number of reasons. One main reason is that it is again a cost cutting exercise, which looks to use home help as opposed to costly care home expenditure. Most care staff who are happy to work in this sector would, in my opinion, be happy to work in the domiciliary care market if it suited their needs.

Recommended, Similar Jobs

Clinical Lead

Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England
Caring Homes Group

Registered Nurse

Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
Nothing But Recruitment Ltd


Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Impact Care Services

Related Jobs