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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 [Data queries Email\ 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

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How to get the most out of applying for nursing or midwifery jobs online

How to get the most out of applying for nursing or midwifery jobs online

We give you some behind-the-scenes insight into how you can make the most of your application and how applications are received by an employer when you apply for an online vacancy.

Applying for nursing or midwifery jobs online can be really confusing if you don’t use online job boards regularly, so we’ve laid everything out in this step by step guide. You can use this guide to get an overview of how the process works as a whole, or you can keep this document open in a separate window while you work on your application.

Career Profile

On every job board that you sign up to you will have a profile area, and on Nurses.co.uk and Socialcare.co.uk it’s called ‘Career Profile’. You can login here to view your career profile along with your personal details and application history. Your career profile is one of the main tools you have to convey information about who you are and what your experience is. You can follow these points one at time as you're completing the career profile - we will talk you through every field and how to make the best impression.

1. Profile Name: Rather than simply using your name in this field, try to be descriptive using the job title of your current role, for example “Jane Doe - Community Staff Nurse”. This will entice the employer to read more about you.

2. Current level: Select the current stage you’re at in your career. If there’s not a level that exactly suits your situation, choose the one that most closely matches you. If you’re a student nurse and have completed your course but are awaiting your pin number, you should select qualified.

3. Current job sector: Choose up to 2 sectors that you’re currently or have most recently worked in. Hold down the ‘ctrl’ key when you click to select more than 1 option.

4. Current job title: This should be your job title as given on your job description. For example “Staff Nurse - MAU”. If you’re newly qualified looking for your first position you can write “newly qualified nurse” or "newly qualified RMN nurse" (obviously you should substitute RMN for whichever branch you are qualified in!).

5. Current Organisation Type: Enter the type of organisation that your employer belongs to. This might be NHS Primary Care Trust, Private Hospital, Local Authority or Charity to name just a few. Again if you’re newly qualified, put “looking for first nursing job” in this field.

6. Years in this kind of job: As simple as it sounds, select the number of years in your current or most recent role. If you’ve worked a number of years plus up to and including 5 months 31 days, round the figure down, and if you’ve worked a number of years plus 6 months of more, round the figure up.

7. Are you qualified?: Simply answer yes or no. If you have any type of healthcare qualification including a nursing degree or diploma, an NVQ or QCF diploma or a healthcare management qualification, answer yes.

8. Words about you: This should be a very short summary of your experience, your current role and your professional skills. Pick out some relevant points to highlight why you're a great candidate because this part of your profile (along with a selection of the rest) is displayed in the email that is sent with your CV when you apply for a job. We only allow relatively few words in this area in order to keep it short and concise, so make it count.

9. Total years in healthcare: Include all previous jobs or volunteer work you have undertaken that were based in the healthcare sector.

10. Are you registered with a regulating body?: A simple yes or no question, if you have a pin number or unique registration number with any professional governing body (but especially the NMC) you should tick yes. If you are a student nurse who has just finished your course and are awaiting your pin number, you may select yes providing you know of no reasons why your pin number may not be issued.

11. Enter your PIN number: This isn’t compulsory but it’s advisable because it shows the employer that you are a registered candidate ready to prove your eligibility for the role.

12. Your requirements: It’s important that you complete this section of your profile honestly and accurately. When selecting a salary range, choose one that is appropriate for band of job you will be applying for. It’s no good selecting £30,000 - £35,000 if you’re applying for a band 5 nursing job because that’s simply unrealistic (unfortunately!).

You may select as many job status options as you are willing to consider, and be realistic when choosing whether or not you are willing to relocate. Selecting your desired locations is the chance for you to tell the employer the areas of the country you are looking to work in. Hold down the ‘ctrl’ button to select more than one option. Again, be realistic about how far you can travel every day and be sure to take into account whether you will have to use public transport or not.

Enter the type of job you want in the final field of this section using as many descriptive words as are relevant. For example, don’t just write “Staff Nurse” try something like “Part Time Community Oncology Staff Nurse”

13. Your CV: This is your most important asset in the job application process, and you should update it each time you make an application. Keep a copy of your CV on your computer and then upload it to Nurses.co.uk each time you make a amendment. The key to a great nursing or midwifery CV is to be clear and concise while giving the employer a enough information to answer their questions.

There is plenty of advice on Nurses.co.uk about how to put together a CV, and you can find some of it below by following these links:

Build your nurse CV - step by step guide

How to write your nursing CV as a third year student nurse applying for your first nursing job

How to write a nursing CV for a tough job market

Top 5 things a nursing recruiter wants to see on your CV

Once you’ve put together what you think is a great CV, imagine yourself in the employer’s situation receiving your CV for the first time and try to answer these questions in less than 5 seconds each (obviously you know the answers in your head, but try to only read the answers from what you’ve written).

- Do you have an NMC / ABA registration number?

- What is your email address and phone number?

- What is your current / most recent job title?

- Is your recent experience relevant to the job you’ve applied for?

- Do you have the correct CPD qualifications required for this role?

- Do you have the essential experience and qualifications we specified?

- How many of the desirable experience and qualifications criteria that we specified do you have?

If you find you can’t quickly pinpoint the information in your CV that answers those questions, then you might need to think about adjusting the layout and highlighting the parts of your CV which do answer the questions.

There is no set order to a CV, so if you want to you can put your most recent job title and description of the role right at the top beneath your name and contact details. This is a good tactic for attracting the attention of the employer because they can immediately get a clear understanding of your recent experience and level of responsibility.

Covering letter

A covering letter is one of the first things an employer will see when your application arrives by email, so make sure you use it to your advantage and grab their attention. It’s not a compulsory part of your application, in fact, you can't complete the covering letter until you’re about to apply for one particular job. When you click the apply button beneath a job advert, that's when the cover letter box will appear.

You should restrict the length to two paragraphs only. Use the first one to explain why you want this job, how you would be suited to it and the skills you have that would be relevant. Use the second to tell the employer your current or most recent job and the responsibilities that are relevant to the job you’re applying for.

Once you’ve filled in the covering letter you then click the submit button and that’s your application sent straight away. It goes by email directly to the person at the company or agency who posted the vacancy. They will be sent your CV, covering letter and details of your career profile all in one email. Your contact details are at the top of that email, and are taken from your career profile so be sure they are up to date before you apply!

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