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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

  • 28 June 2011
  • 5 min read

Emma Smith - Learning Disability Nursing Student

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs
Where are you studying, and what is the title of the course? Bangor University - School of Healthcare Sciences, Nursing BN (Hons) Degree Learning Disability

 Tell us about this nursing Degree For the first year of the degree we completed a common foundation programme where we were introduced to key nursing knowledge and skills. We were introduced to the key principles of modern nursing and developed knowledge of the human body and health factors. Three modules were covered during the year which were: 1. Foundations in Nursing 2. Aspects of health in the context of vulnerable groups 3. Personal and professional developments in adult, child, learning disability and mental health We attended the school for formal teaching sessions such as lectures and tutorials. During the year we also attended 3x 7 week practice placements i.e community nursing team, school nurse, acute hospital, community hospital, health visitor e.t.c. We were examined through assignments, assessments and practice assessments. At the start of the second year we were branched into our chosen field of nursing which was learning disability nursing. There are 11 of us in my group. It had been arranged for us to go away for the night as a team building exercise. This was a great opportunity for us all to get to know each other better and boosted our confidence, we had so much fun! The branch course is 50% theory and 50% practice. We have 3x 13 weeks placements in the second and the third year such as community settings, residential settings and hospital settings in the North Wales area. Year 2 modules include Foundations in learning disability nursing The learning process The developing learning disability practitioner During these modules we are examined through assignments, presentations, clinical and practical assessments. The first module introduced assessed our knowledge and understanding of the links between communication, empowerment and valuing the person. The learning process module gave us the opportunities to carry out teaching sessions and reflect upon our experiences through exploring educational theories. The third module is the viva and is a formative presentation examining our knowledge of the role of the learning disability practitioner. These sound daunting but honestly, the teaching environment we are in makes it so much easier! The modules in the 3rd year are as follows which I have yet to complete: Meeting the health needs of individuals Working with individuals with complex needs Personal and professional development During the first module we will be expected to produce an individual client portfolio. We will be expected to carry out a literature research and review, create care plans and reflecting upon these. The second module will give us the opportunity to produce a teaching programme designed to promote the health of individuals (this is what I’m looking forward to most!) The final module is an essay on PCP (person centred planning) with reference to practice experience and then we have completed the course! Where would you like to take your career when you finish your degree? And can you tell us what it is about that sector of the industry that interests you?
 Good question... I have no idea! I have thoroughly enjoyed all my placements so far and would be more than happy to work at any of my practice placements. I enjoyed my community placement where I was able to get the hang of the different assessments, home care (visit clients at their own homes), work alongside carers and families, and contribute towards making ethical decisions and much more. I felt right at home and had a supportive and caring mentor which always makes a difference! I have also enjoyed my hospital setting placement where I have learnt many nursing skills and carry out hands on care. I cannot wait to go on placement with the Children’s Specialist Services as I have had no experience within this field. So time will tell... 
What first got you interested in social care / nursing as a career?
 I guess I’ve always been a caring person and putting others before myself. I decided to study care and applied for a diploma in care at college. During this course we had 2 or 3 practice placements. One of mine was a learning disability school. I’ll be honest, I was frightened. I had no idea what to expect but took the chance. Having only spent a day there it completely changed the way I viewed people with learning disabilities. I didn’t want to leave. It was the best chance I ever took and changed my whole perception of people with learning disabilities. Following this I decided to work in a supported living house with adults with learning disabilities for 4 years. I thoroughly enjoyed working at the service and alongside the service users. This lead me into applying for my nursing degree in learning disabilities. Do you feel there are plenty of nursing job opportunities for you out there at the moment? No. I’m under the impression that my whole group will be struggling for jobs when we qualify. It seems that the government’s priorities are to save the pennies. But this is all just hearsay so who knows… [We suggest that there are jobs out there, just check out our learning disability jobs pages on our sister site! - ed] 

Are you enjoying your course? What is it that you enjoy about it and is it what you expected?
 Yes! One of the main reasons behind enjoying my course is that we are all like a team in my group. We all support each other and get on so well! We share our ideas and information which makes it so much easier. My tutor is very supportive and approachable which is always good. To be honest, I was hoping to learn more about nursing skills, health conditions and illnesses than what the course offers as people with learning disabilities suffer from the same illnesses as the rest of society but I guess everything can’t be fitted in.

 Are you working part time to earn money while you study? If so, is it nursing or social care related? Yes. I work part time as a home carer and I’m on the bank as a HCA healthcare assistant. Sometimes I find it difficult to do both as I need to prioritise my nursing degree. But my employers are very understanding and do their best to accommodate my needs. What would you say to anyone considering learning disability nursing as a course or a job? 
 Go for it! Never be afraid to try something new and if its what you really want to do then you will do it! It’s the most rewarding job, seeing the difference you can make to someone’s life will always put a smile on your face.

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.