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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

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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)
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  • 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 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

  • 04 March 2011
  • 4 min read

From Hospital Porter to Head of Dept of Nursing

  • David Barton
    Associate Professor of Nursing
So, Dave, when and where did your career in nursing begin? I started my training at the age of 24 in Kings College Hospital in London.  I had never really thought about becoming a nurse, and it only occurred to me when as a Hospital Porter in a London Hospital I saw what the Nurses were doing, and thought "wouldn't it be great to be able to help people in that way".  In those days it wasn't a University programme, but the three years of nurse training was extensive and hard, no less so than it is today. When I qualified in 1983 I was a very different young man, and had seen and done things that I could have scarcely thought of previously.  Nursing certainly matures you, it’s physically and mentally hard, but immensely rewarding.  After working as a staff nurse on a Neuro Medical Ward for two years I decided to specialise in Intensive Care and got an ICU job. You moved to Swansea 25 years ago and a few years later joined the School of Nursing. What was behind your decision to leave clinical practice and become a teacher of nursing? I needed the challenge - and it came in the form of a Nurse Teacher role.  It was a big step, and at the start it was strange, but I enjoyed it and have never really looked back.  There were so many new things to do - transmitting my passion and enthusiasm to the next generations of Nurses;  trying out new ways of teaching; planning lessons; spreading your wings; and bringing the art and science of nursing alive for others.  Plus, I was still out there - doing the job that I taught to others. Can you describe your ascent from junior teacher to head of department? Unexpected is one way of looking at it.  I was never a natural academic, and 25 years ago I would have laughed at the idea of being what I am today.  No one was more surprised than me when I was offered the job of Head of Department.  I was, I suppose, always enthusiastic and positive, and in fairness to myself I have gained years of experience working with students and courses at both pre registration level and post registration level.  I undertook my own Master and Doctoral Studies, and I networked with strategic developments at government and regulator level.  This long preparation developed me and enabled me for the challenges of leading the Department.  It certainly wasn't meteoric - it’s been a long hard path. You've previously said that remaining 'grounded' in practice is very dear to your heart. Can you explain the ways you keep yourself grounded and why it's important to you? Up until a year ago I was practicing in ICU once a week for four hours - and I saw this as incredibly important - as it keeps you grounded in the clinical nature of nursing.  Unfortunately I have some arthritis now, and its been difficult to maintain my regular clinical practice.  However, I have an Honorary Contract and do visit ICU regularly.  In addition, and in fairness, all Nurse Lecturers, no matter how senior, are linked with clinical areas to support our students.  This is a requirement of our regulator, the Nursing and Midwifery Council.  So we all have clinical input, and having my eldest son and his wife as Nurses brings in regular updates.  Indeed, just talking to students, and meeting with clinical staff, makes it all so alive - it’s not like you ever stop being a nurse. Also, Nursing IS practice, whether that is teaching students, frontline care, managing and leading an entire hospital and a multi-million pound budget, or undertaking research. Practice, Leadership, Education and Research - these are the pillars that are foundational to what we do.  And every Nurse must be engaged in all of these.  Nursing is not an office job, it is a caring profession, and that to me is the grounding that I remind myself of every day. So you have had very good experience of nursing in ICU for many years. In what ways have jobs in ICU nursing changed since you started? In some ways a lot, and in others not at all.  Very sick people are the same today as they were then and they and their families are just as frightened, scared and bewildered. The technology has of course developed hugely, and the ability of critical care intervention to preserve and save life has improved.  The ICU Nurse has huge demands on them in understanding the pathology of their patient’s illness, in monitoring vital signs, interpreting key clinical signs, administering drugs and infusions.  Today’s patients are supported with multiple systems collapse, they are on respiratory support, cardiac support, renal support, nutritional support and other interventions.  But what has not changed is that first and foremost there is a human being in the bed, who needs basic fundamental care, hygiene, mouth care and eye care - and most of all dignity and love.  It is no less important in an ICU to hold a patient’s hand, or to put your arm around a terrified relative.  These are the humanities that must prevail despite (and in spite) of all the technology. One of your key responsibilities as department head is to ensure nursing research is promoted, undertaken, published and funded. Can you explain the importance of academic research in nursing. Nursing involves dealing with people, delivering care, supporting the dying, alleviating pain and distress, striving for human dignity.  Florence Nightingale, the very first Nurse Researcher said: "It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm".  To that end we must have evidence.  Evidence may range from knowing what is the right or wrong wound dressing to use, what is the best practice in diffusing violent aggressive patients, what therapies are most effective in enabling recovery from suicidal depression, what are the best ways to treat intractable pain.  The list is endless.  Universities are the repositories of such research endeavour, and it falls upon them to deliver, and push back our understanding of our world, of people, and of how we can care best.  So I would challenge the notion that research is 'academic' - because for Nursing, research is ALL about practice. What other direct input into the nursing industry do you have? How does your role affect the day-to-day lives of working nurses? An industry!  Well yes I suppose we do produce something.* Virginia Henderson, a very famous nurse, said that: "The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge".  Our intention is to produce tomorrow’s nurses, and to produce the evidence that enables our profession.  We have nearly a thousand undergraduate nurses at Swansea University, and we educate Advance Nurse Practitioners, we work with our NHS Colleagues at Ward Level, and Board Level, to achieve Virginia's vision of what Nurses do. Almost 1,000 nursing undergraduates is certainly a large department. In fact, the Department of Nursing is the largest in Swansea University's College of Human and Health Sciences. That’s some undertaking. Do you ever miss ‘just’ walking in to an ICU for a day's work? Yes and no.  I love hospitals, the atmosphere. I can remember my very first day on a Ward as a Student: a whole new world opening up in front of me.  When I walk onto a Ward today its like going home.  But what I do now also makes the world of Nursing actually work, and I am proud to front a team of 80 Nurse Lecturers, ranging from practitioner lecturers, novice lecturers, through to Professors of Nursing.  I am proud of what we do here, and of what we contribute to healthcare.  And when I do go to Wards I am proud to see Staff Nurses, Sisters and Charge Nurses who were our students only a few years ago.  I watch them hold patients’ hands, wipe away relatives’ tears, wash, clean, feed, and preserve dignity - and I am immensely proud of them and of my profession. There may be nurses reading this who might wish to take their career into the academic environment. What tips would you give to these nurses so that they can also carve out a successful career in nursing education? Work hard, study hard.  It is a reality that today a Masters degree is an asset, but you can contact your local University Nursing Department, offer them sessions that reflect your speciality, get your foot through the door.  It is also important to remember that there are many opportunities in the NHS to become mentors, practice facilitators, and these all often have close links with their Universities.  And most of all - never give up. * note about nursing as an industry. I [Matt] asked Dave about my choice of the term 'industry' to describe nursing: "I thought that it was interesting the way you put it - as there is debate about what the NHS does? Do we produce something - Health? Or are we just a crisis intervention service - stepping in when all goes wrong. 80% of the NHS budget goes on crisis intervention - 20% on health promotion! So we are a last resort safety net. At its outset in 1948, Bevan estimated that the NHS budget would level out after 10 years as the health of the nation improved - nothing was further than the truth! The NHS is a self fulfilling organisation, it exists because it is there - and successive governments have strived to dismantle it, or turn it into an industry - and the Coalition is currently doing the same - but they have all (so far) failed. Thank you to Dr Dave Barton for his time. Find out more about nursing and midwifery courses at Swansea University's College of Human and Health Sciences. Interviews with nursing students who studied at Swansea University: Gemma Morgan - mental health nursing student Dan Yates - mental health nursing student