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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 jobs@nichejobsltd.co.uk 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

  • 22 March 2012
  • 7 min read

How to be successful when applying to University for a Midwifery Course

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs

We look at ways to tailor your application, personal statement and interview in order to give yourself the best possible chance of getting a place on a midwifery course.

Midwifery courses are one of the hardest university courses to get a place on, and that’s mostly because they are hugely popular and receive a large volume of applicants for a limited number of places on each intake. For example, the 3 year Bmidwif course at the University of Manchester has only 61 places on the 2012 course entry.

Your application and personal statement have to fulfil many requirements for the admission tutor, who will often be a qualified midwife and lecturer, including your passion for the course and your understanding of the career path you’ve chosen.

Being a midwife is about being committed to the care of the woman throughout the pregnancy and assisting with the birth of the baby. A midwife will offer support and guidance to the woman and her partner from the confirmation of the pregnancy through to the post-natal period, which is not less than 10 days after the birth.

You will need skills such as patience, the ability to listen and a tactful approach to communication. It’s essential that you demonstrate your understanding of the role of the midwife in your course application as well as your determination to become a midwife after you graduate.

Crafting your application

All applications for university level courses are handled via UCAS, so everyone submits the same information through the same online form.

Your application must be absolutely 100% accurate and inclusive of everything it asks of you.

Don’t leave anything out because you think it might not be relevant, wherever possible include all the qualifications and experience you have, even if they are not directly related to healthcare or midwifery.

Where you do have unrelated employment experience, such as a part time job in a local supermarket, try to relate the skills you learned to your future career in midwifery and how you can apply those skills as a midwife.

For example, it may be that you learned excellent customer skills and were able to calmly and quickly resolve customer queries.

Responding with the correct course of action under pressure is a key skill for a midwife, and the fact that you’ve learnt that skill in a different environment is definitely relevant to your application.

Take time over your personal statement

Your personal statement is perhaps the most important part of your application because it can make or break your chances of being shortlisted for interview. It should showcase your experience, your qualities and above all your passion and understanding for the role of midwife.

Your place at interview is subject to intense competition from several other rivals each as desperate as you to be selected so it has to be absolutely brilliant. It should read coherently, speak through your voice about why you want to become a midwife and why you are committed to the course and the eventual career.

Writing an excellent personal statement can be time consuming and daunting, especially if you sit down with the intention of writing it from start to finish in one go. I would recommend you draft out the points you want to cover before you begin writing and put them into an order that coherently conveys all the information necessary.

It’s crucial that the admissions tutor who reads your personal statement gets a clear indication of your determination to undertake the course, your understanding of the hard work that will be involved, the nature of the role of the midwife and your commitment to the job when you graduate.

It’s their role to sift out applicants who don’t display one or more of these qualities, because they want to ensure the maximum number of people who are offered a place on the course will complete it.

Once you’re got a draft of your midwifery personal statement written, make sure you proof read it several times to ensure you’ve written it as well as you possibly can, making the best use of your experience, qualifications and absolute desire to become a midwife.

Survive the shortlist sift

The chances of being offered an interview depend entirely on the quality of your application, the number of UCAS points you have achieved, previous healthcare experience and a clear insight into the profession.

Even if you have a wealth of previous experience in healthcare and have experience of working with midwives, you can’t be shortlisted if you don’t have the required number of UCAS points.

Your application has to be absolutely stunningly prepared and presented in order for you to be shortlisted. That includes a unique and well written personal statement with no spelling or grammatical errors, and all the information requested on the application form completed in full to same high standard.

If you can complete it to that standard, then you should be in with the best chance possible of getting an interview.

Be successful at interview

University interviews often consist of two parts – a group exercise or discussion and an individual interview, but you may also have to complete a short maths tests.

You should be prepared to answer questions about the following topics, among others:

• What do you know about the requirements of the midwifery course?

• What’s your understanding of the role of midwife?

• Why do you want to become a midwife?

• Why do you want to study here?

• How do you manage stress and pressure?

• How would you react if a woman in your care had a stillbirth?

• What are the important elements of good teamwork?

• What does a community midwife do?

• Give us your opinion about something you’ve seen in the media recently about midwives or healthcare

You should always be smartly dressed when attending an interview, a suit or smart trousers and a shirt are essential.

The interviewers want to see that you know how to present yourself in a formal situation, especially because you will be required to wear a university uniform while undertaking placements.

Remember to be yourself in the interview. The panel are not trying to catch you out with anything complicated, they simply want to hear about who you are as a person, the things you done in preparation for undertaking this course and why you're committed to becoming a midwife.

Follow this link to view all current midwife jobs advertised to get an idea of the employment you could get when you become a fully qualified midwife.

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.