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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 jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk 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

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 jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk.

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.

Emails

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 jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk

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 jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk

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 jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk 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.

Complaints

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:

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Telephone: 03031231113

Address:

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 jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk

  • 05 November 2010
  • 4 min read

Are you new to Nurses.co.uk? Here's how to find and apply for nurse jobs

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs
First of all, welcome to Nurses.co.uk! Glad you’ve found us and we hope to be the last place you’ll ever need to find nursing jobs. We’ve designed the site to be incredibly easy to use, but just in case you need a few directions here’s how to find what you’re looking for. Browsing for nurse jobs We’ve recently redesigned the Nurses.co.uk home page to make it easier to browse nursing jobs by category. Simply scroll down the left hand side of the page and you will see all the nursing sectors listed there. Click on any of the links and you’ll be taken straight to a list of nursing jobs available in that sector. Searching for a specific nursing job If you know where in the country you want to work, and what sector you would like to work in you can search specifically for jobs that match your criteria by clicking the ‘Nurses Jobs Search’ option from the top menu bar. Here you will be able to enter keywords, select nursing sector, desired location and even a specific employer if you know who you want to work for. It’s a great way to find just a few really specific nursing jobs that are relevant for you. Looking for CV, personal statement or nursing careers advice We’ve developed a great resource of advice from employers, recruiters and real life nurses to help you with everything about applying for a nursing job. There are articles about writing a nursing CV, a personal statement, cover letter and pretty much anything else you can think of about applying for a nurse job online. We also write about different areas of nursing and midwifery so if you’re new to the industry you can read about your career options, and what some of the nurses that work in those areas think of their day to day routines. Register with Nurses.co.uk Once you’ve had a little look around and you have an idea of the nursing jobs we have available, now is a good time to register your details with us because it will make applying for a job a great deal faster. Registering is free and you will be guided through the whole process. To start, click the ‘Jobseeker sign in’ button from the top right of the screen. This will take you to the sign in or register screen. Since you’re new to the site you want to click the orange ‘Sign Up’ button. If you’ve already registered before but can’t remember your details, simply click the ‘forgotten’ link underneath the login boxes and you will be prompted for the email address you originally used. The site will then email you your password with 10 minutes (it’s usually instant, but some email providers take time to download the message). Step1 - Personal Details It’s as simple as it sounds, just complete each part of the form with accurate details. The phone number field is not compulsory because we know not everyone wants to give a phone number, but a mobile number in this field is preferable to nothing so a recruiter can easily get in touch with you. A work permit is only required if you’re not an EU citizen or already have a working visa, so the common answer is no to this question. Step 2 - Career Profile Again, as simple as it sounds. Just start at the top and follow the form to the bottom. It’s important that this information is accurate because it will be automatically sent, along with your CV, whenever you apply for a position. It’s also how recruiters find you on our CV database, so you could be headhunted for a job just on the basis of an accurate career profile. Follow this link for a more detailed step by step guide on completing the career profile. When it comes to uploading your CV at the bottom of the page, a word document is the preferable format because nearly all computers can open this. Please don’t use any different file formats other than those listed because the system can’t accept them. If you have your CV in a programme called Microsoft Works, you won’t be able to upload it in this format. To get it into the correct format from Microsoft Works simply open the document and go to the save as menu. Then select word document or .doc from the list, and this will create your CV in a file format we can accept. We can’t accept posted CVs because we’re an entirely online business and to get a paper CV online it would require someone here to type our your CV by hand, and to be honest we’d just be swamped with requests! When you get to the bottom of the page you can select not to include your CV in our database to either recruiters, direct employers or both. We recommend leaving both these options un-ticked because you’re more likely to get the nursing job that is right for you by allowing your CV to be searched. Once you click the orange ‘Submit CV’ button you’re all done. It’s as simple as that, you’re all ready to go. Additional features now that you’re registered Now you’re registered there are so many more things the site can do for you. When you’re browsing through jobs you can press the ‘shortlist job’ button which will save the job to your shortlist. Simply select ‘Shortlisted jobs’ from the menu on the left hand side of the page and this will display all your selected jobs. Your personal application history can also be found in the left hand menu. Whenever you apply for a job, it will be stored in this menu. You can link directly back to the job and read the job description again, and see the date you applied. And as long as you didn’t opt out when you registered, you will also receive job alert emails whenever a job is posted that matches your criteria. This means you’re one of the first to know about this role, and potentially one of the first to apply. Found a job you want to apply for That’s great, you’ve found a job you really want to apply for. Now that you’re registered and logged in, applying for a job really only takes about 30 seconds. Get the job you want to apply for open and read through the job description again. Then at the bottom of the page there is a space for you to write a cover letter, and it’s always beneficial to write one even if it’s quite short. Follow this link if need more assistance writing a good cover letter. Your CV and all your details are then sent in an email to the recruiter who posted the job as soon as you click ‘Submit’. You will always receive a copy of that email, so check your junk email folder in case you don’t receive it. This email will also give you the contact details of the recruiter your application has been sent to in case you need to follow it up. And it’s a simple as that. All you need to do is login from time to time to keep your career profile up to date and change your CV whenever you have a new one. You can keep your account for as long as you like, and use it as part of your nursing portfolio to record your professional development activities as you complete them. That way, it’s all there ready to go when you want to apply for another nurse job.

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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