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Niche Jobs - Privacy Policy

Why do we have a Privacy Policy?

It is really important to us that we keep any personal information that you give to us safe and secure and whilst we realise that it is not the most interesting of subjects, we would encourage you to read our Privacy Policy as it gives you important information about your personal information and your rights.

Our website provides a platform that can be used by job seekers to find jobs and for employers to advertise vacancies and look for suitable candidates. You can set up your own account and have complete control of the personal information that you give us and what we do with it.

We will always be open with you and so we have written this policy to tell you:

  • What personal information you can give us
  • How we may use your personal information (if you agree)
  • Who we work with to provide your account and our website
  • Where we keep your personal information
  • How long we keep your personal information
  • How we keep your personal information safe
  • Your choices and rights

This website is owned and operated by Niche Jobs Limited. When you have any comments or queries about this website please contact us at and a HUMAN will reply.

We last updated this Privacy Policy on 13.04.18.

Personal Information you give to us

Setting up an account or using our website

You may provide us with the following information about yourself:

  • your name and address
  • your contact details including email address and telephone number
  • other information to allow us to provide the services you have requested
  • your CV/details relating to your qualifications and experience
  • what sector you are interested in
  • what jobs you are applying for and have applied for previously

Other times you can give us personal information

You can give us information when you:

  • Set up an account on our website
  • Apply for a position that we are advertising on behalf of an employer
  • Submit a CV to our website
  • Sign up for our newsletter (blog notifications)
  • Sign up for a job alert email
  • Save a job
  • Comment on a blog
  • Contact us via email or by telephone for any reason


Cookies are text files that sites store on users' computers. They make sites easier to use. They don't do anything to your own computer (they can't run software or send viruses).

As said, our cookies are used to improve your experience of our site.

We don't follow or track your own personal movements on the site. It provides us with information that isn't personally identifiable. And it also allows us to make your experience of the site better. For instance, when you hit Apply and have to register, you might want to land back on the page you started on.

Remember that you may be able to set your cookie preferences via your browser. But be aware that many sites may not work properly, or as easily, once you do this.

To find out more read our Cookies Policy.

How we may use your Personal Information

With your agreement, we may use your personal information:

  • to process your request to be added to our CV database
  • to pass on to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • to pass on to employers looking for candidates like you where you have given us permission to do so
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this
  • to fulfil any contracts you have entered into with us
  • to tailor the services that we offer to you with your needs and interests
  • comply with our legal obligations
  • to tell you about changes to our services or website
  • to help us develop our website to make it better for all users
  • to get your feedback on our website and services
  • to administer our website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis, research)
  • to keep our website safe and secure

Our legal basis for using your information

The law only allows us to use your personal information in certain limited circumstances. We have listed these below and what information they allow us to process.

1. With your consent

With your agreement we may:

  • set up an account on our website
  • process your request to be added to our CV database
  • provide your details to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • provide your details to employers looking for candidates like you
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this

2. When we have a contract with you

We may use your information to comply with a contract that we have entered into with you:

  • to provide the services you have requested
  • to administer and provide the website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis & research)
  • to tell you about changes to our website or our services
  • to help us (or our software developers) improve the website

3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests

We may provide you with marketing information about our own products and services similar to those that you have purchased or enquired about (unless you tell us to stop).

4. To comply with a legal obligation

We do this when we have to comply with legislation such as tax laws.

Our Marketing

We may provide you with information about products, services, special offers, and other news where we feel these may interest you.

Depending on what contact information you have given to us, we may contact you by email or post. We will only do this where you have consented to receiving such information from us.

You can opt out of such marketing at any time and If you wish to do so, please email us at

Working with other organisations

Employers and Recruitment Agencies

With your consent we will make available your 'CV Profile' with hiring employers and recruitment agencies. If you want to see the current list of employers and recruitment agencies, please see here.

When you submit your information you are given a choice as to whether you want your details to be visible to companies advertising on our website, our options are:

  • By selecting hiring organisations to contact you we will allow employers and recruitment agencies to view your CV Profile if they are looking for candidates for positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in.
  • By selecting to 'Hide' this option your information will only be visible to the company whose job you have applied for and yourself and the staff of Niche Jobs Ltd for administrative purposes.

We are not a recruitment agency and we provide our website and services to you free of charge to allow a simple and easy way to access your future job. As such we do not have any control over how an employer or recruitment agency deals with your information once they have downloaded it from our database and they make their own decisions as to what to do with your personal information. We do ensure that any organisation who accesses your information has signed up to terms and conditions requiring that they deal with your information safely and securely and that they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and any subsequent UK legislation.

If you have indicated to us that you wish to apply for jobs overseas, then we may provide your information to organisations who are not subject to the same data protection legislation that we have in force in the UK. In these cases, we only deal with organisations who have agreed to deal with your information in line with GDPR and UK legislation.

Other third parties

In order to provide your account and our website we may have to allow our trusted partners to have access to your personal information. These organisations include:

  • Our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you
  • Our website developers who need to see your information in order to keep our website up and running

We work with the following organisations:

What laws we may have to comply with

We may have to disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • If we sell our business in which case the personal information that we hold will be part of the transferred assets
  • If we are required by law, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use. This includes exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction

Third Party Privacy Policies

Our site may contain links to websites owned by other organisations. If you follow a link to another website, these websites they will have their own privacy policy.  We suggest that you check the policies of any other websites before giving them your personal information as we cannot accept responsibility for any other website.

Where we keep your Personal Information

Storage of Personal Information

We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse. All personal information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or on secure servers operated by a third party located in the EEA.

All third parties who provide services or software to us are required to sign a contract requiring them to have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse.

Retention of information

We will store your CV Profile (name, email, employment history etc) for as long as you wish us to.

At any time you can login to add to it, edit it or remove it completely.

After a year of first registering a process will start to regularly remind you that you are storing your file with us.

As soon as there has been a period of 12 months since you last logged in we will:

  • a. automatically 'Hide' your CV Profile (even if you originally consented to it)
  • b. email you*
  • c. make it clear how you can add to your CV Profile (to add new qualifications, update your recent employment records etc), edit your details or remove everything completely
  • * if your email no longer receives we'll delete your records since you won't be able to log in to do it yourself or receive our notices that it needs updating

Plus, we will email you 6 months after you last logged in to remind you to hide your CV Profile if it is still visible.

And we will stay in touch to remind you that you are using the site to store your CV Profile for future easy use throughout your entire career.

If we do not have hear from you (if you do not login), we will delete your account after 5 years.


If you chose to send us information via email, we cannot guarantee the security of this information until it is delivered to us.

Your rights

Access to your information

You have the right to access information that we hold about you. If you wish to receive a copy of the information that we hold, please contact at [Data queries Email] or write to us at the address above

Changing or deleting your information

You can ask us at any time to change, amend or delete the information that we hold about you or ask us not to contact you with any further marketing information. You can also ask us to restrict the information that we process about you.

You can request that we change, amend, delete your information or restrict our processing by emailing us at

You can also login to see all the information you have given us about your career profile to do the above yourself, at any time.

Right to prevent Automated decision making

You have a right to ask us to stop any automated decision making. We do not intentionally carry out such activities, but if you do have any questions or concerns we would be happy to discuss them with you and you can contact us at

Transferring Personal Information

You have the right to request that your personal information is transferred by us to another organisation (this is called "data portability"). Please contact us at with the details of what you would like us to do and we will try our best to comply with your request. If may not be technically feasible, but we will work with you to try and find a solution.


If you make a request to us under this Privacy Policy and you are unhappy with the response, you can ask for the request to be reviewed under our internal complaints procedure. Our internal complaints procedure allows your request to be reviewed by Managing Director who will do their best to try and resolve the issue.

If you have been through the internal complaints procedure and are still not happy with the result, then you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. They can be contacted as follows:


Telephone: 03031231113


Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We review our Privacy Policy on a frequent basis to check that it accurately reflects how we deal with your information and may amend it if necessary. You should check this page regularly to see the most up to date information.

How to Contact us

We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy which can be sent to

  • 12 August 2011
  • 7 min read

An updated career profile does all the job hunting work for you

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs
Applying for jobs online is now a common place, but if you’re unsure of how the system works, it can be difficult to make sure your CV gets noticed. Online applications are now so easy to send it unfortunately means that your excellent application can sometimes be obscured by someone unqualified or inexperienced who has also applied. While many job boards offer the recruiter ways to filter out these applicants, it does mean the recruiter’s short amount of time for looking at applications and CVs is diluted. There are things you can do to minimise the chance of your CV and application being overlooked, and using these simple steps you can tailor your CV and career profile to the recruiter’s needs. How does applying online work It’s very different to applying on paper, so here’s the basics of how applying to an online job advert works: 1. You register with the site that has jobs you’re interested in applying for. There is always a candidate registration process to go through, which can up to about 10 minutes to complete it effectively, but it’s worth taking your time over. 2. When you find a job you want to apply for, open up the webpage with the job showing on it. At the bottom of the job description there is an ‘Apply’ button. Simply click that button to begin applying for that job. 3. If you’re already logged in to the site you will be able to proceed immediately with your application, if you’re not you must log in first but you will prompted to do this. Once you are logged in a cover letter box will appear on the application page. Fill this in with a summary of your experience, why you are suited to the job and ask the recruiter to contact you about the role. Then click submit at the bottom of the page, and that’s your application done! 4. Once you click that submit button your CV, career profile and cover letter are all sent directly to the person that posted that job. Each recruiter at a company has their own email address that applications are sent to, so your application gets right into the inbox of the relevant person. 5. The recruiter receives the email with a summary of all your information and your CV as an attachment. This is the first impression they get of you as a candidate so it’s important that your spelling is accurate and that most importantly your details are up to date. This is why it’s so essential your career profile is up to date, but we’ll cover that in the next part of the article. 6. The recruiter will then contact you, usually by phone in the first instance, to discuss the job further. If you aren’t available when they call, make sure your have a voicemail or answering machine so they can leave a message with you. You should always try to return their call within 24 hours, even if it’s just to let them know you’ve already found a job. It’s up to the recruiter to contact you to take your application forward, so until they respond to begin the process you remain a potential candidate and are not committed to anything. How to put together the best possible career profile Your career profile contains the first pieces of information that a recruiter will see about you when you apply for their job. It’s essential that you capture their attention in the first few seconds of seeing your career profile, so highlighting skills you have that are relevant to the position is a must. Draw on key phrases that summarise your experience such as ‘NMC registered nurse’, ‘5 years clinical experience’ or ‘venipuncture course’. The career profile page on offers you the chance to select career options from a list, as well as write a summary of your experience. You can login here to make changes to your career profile as you read this article. Profile Name: Always think about words that will entice the recruiter to read your application, so a profile entitled ‘nurse CV’ isn’t really as descriptive as it could be, although it is significantly better than the title ‘my profile’. Try to be as descriptive as you can with, for example ‘RMN CAMHS mental health nurse’. Current level: Be realistic with your selection here. If you are qualified, then select it, but if you’re not please don’t. It will be frustrating for the recruiter and then consequently for you when they can’t offer you a position because you mis-stated that you were qualified. Current job sector: Select sectors that are most relevant for your current experience. If you can’t find a nursing sector that exactly matches your role, then pick the closest match. It’s better to select something that’s similar to your current job sector than nothing at all. Current job title: Be as descriptive as you can here. It doesn’t have to be exactly what your contract says if there is a better way of describing your job. For example, you could be a bank nurse, but be working regular bank shifts on a surgical admission unit, so you could write your job title as Bank Nurse on SAU (surgical admissions). Current Organisation Type: Again be as descriptive as you can. Don’t just settle for putting NHS or Private, enter the full NHS trust name or the company name if you’re in the private sector. This adds a great deal of authenticity and value to your application. Years in this kind of job: Exactly as it sounds. Always round up if you’re over half way through a year, or down if you’re under half way through a year. Are you qualified: Yes or No - very simple! If you are a student nurse and have just finished your course but not yet graduated, you can select yes. Words about you: Possibly the most important part of the career profile. Think of this as similar to your personal profile from your CV, but whatever you do don’t just copy and paste! Use this area to highlight your key skills, professional development courses and everything you are qualified to do or have experience in that is relevant to the job you’re applying for. Imagine you have 30 seconds to tell a recruiter why you’re perfect for the role and write it in this box. Total years in healthcare: Very simple - select a number from the drop down list Are you registered with a regulating body: Again, an easy yes or no selection. The only exception to the rule is for student nurses who have just graduated and are awaiting their pin. I would suggest that you select yes because there are no barriers to your registration, you’re just waiting for the paperwork to be processed. By selecting no it can make the recruiter less inclined to read your application, Once you’ve completed all the fields above on the career profile, you can proceed to the second section which is all about your requirements. It’s important you select your desired locations accurately because the recruiter will see which areas you are willing to work in. The third section on the career profile page concerns uploading your CV. If you need more info about writing a great CV you can check out our article - Build your nursing CV, step by step guide. Once you’re happy with how it looks, and that it portrays all of the skills you have in a clear and accessible way, then you can upload it to your career profile. Accepted file formats are pdf, doc, docx, rtf and txt. Any other file types can’t be uploaded so you will need to change your CV into an accepted file type. Nearly all PCs and Macs are capable of this using the ‘save as’ function in your word processing package. And that’s your career profile completed, and it will be ready and waiting for you to use whenever you want to apply for a nursing or social care job online. Image: Andy Newson /

About the author

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs

I'm fascinated by the career choice we all make. It speaks so much about who we are. People choose to become a nurse or work in medicine or care for one of two reasons. One: simply, they always wanted to be a nurse or social worker or doctor. Two: even more simply, they want a job which helps people. In our blogs we explore the career choice that puts others first.

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  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs

I'm fascinated by the career choice we all make. It speaks so much about who we are. People choose to become a nurse or work in medicine or care for one of two reasons. One: simply, they always wanted to be a nurse or social worker or doctor. Two: even more simply, they want a job which helps people. In our blogs we explore the career choice that puts others first.