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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 progress your career as a care home nurse

How to progress your career as a care home nurse

We look at the career potential for qualified and experienced care home nurses to develop their skills even further and move into care home management jobs.

Being a care home nurse is a rewarding nursing career, it gives you the chance to provide continuous nursing care to people with whom you have established a relationship. There are care home nurse jobs in both the public and private sector and in a variety of different settings that cater for different people. There are care homes that specialise in the management of dementia, increasing the quality of life of people with learning disabilities or caring for the elderly. As a qualified nurse you can work in any one of the specialisms and in this article we will look at the various routes you can take in order to progress your career.

The care home nursing sector is vast, there are over 20,000 care homes in the UK and the majority of which employ care home nurses. Care homes come in all sizes, some cater for as few of 5 people and some up to 200 people. You can get experience as a care home nurse in any type of care home, and varied experience can be particularly useful if you want to work in a larger care home environment.

As a care home nurse your routine will be slightly different to that of a ward staff nurse, but there are some similarities. There will still be a handover procedure of some sort when you begin your shift, as well as care plans to manage and update, and communication with GPs and probably a District Nurse or Health Visitor to maintain. The main difference is that you will be treating the same patients as you did on your last shift, and the shift before that. You will form a relationship with the people in your care and you can continuously monitor their health and wellbeing. As a care home nurse you will also be vital point of contact for families and relatives who are interested to hear how their loved one is getting on, so it’s essential you can communicate effectively with all kinds of people.

Once you been a care home nurse for over a year, you may find that you want to expand your role or move forward in your career. There are several different career paths you can take, but each one is a natural progression from another.

Senior Care Home Nurse

The first progression in your career is to become a senior care home nurse. There are no specific qualifications required to progress to this role, but you may find that certain competencies are required according to your job and the type of care home you work in. For example, if you work in a nursing home that caters for end of life care you may need to have a competency in administering drugs by IV.

As a senior care home nurse you could be responsible for overseeing a team of nurses who work with you, as well as overseeing the implementation of care plans and liaising with other healthcare professionals such as GPs and District Nurses. You will be reporting to the deputy care home manager and / or care home manager on a daily basis about the wellbeing of the residents and whether any adjustments should be recommended to care plans currently in place.

Many people come to a care home nurse job having started out their career as a support worker or care assistant and then decided to train as a qualified nurse. While this experience is not essential when applying for a care home nurse job, it does help if you have worked as a support worker because you will have an understanding of the needs of a person living in a care home, how different the environment can be from a clinical primary care environment and how care is delivered through all members of the team. As the senior care home nurse could also be responsible for scheduling staff and ensuring each shift has the correct number of staff with the appropriate competencies, and an understanding of working at all levels could be very useful.

Deputy Nursing Home Manager / Deputy Care Home Manager

You can progress to becoming a deputy manager either with nursing experience or support worker experience. The role is not exclusively available to qualified nurses with care home nursing experience, but you will need at least an NVQ3 in health and social care to be eligible to be a deputy manager. It’s unlikely that experience alone will be enough to get you a deputy manager job, but many employers will support you to train while you work so you can gain this qualification without giving up your job before you apply to be a deputy manager. Many people choose to do this while they are at support worker or care assistant level because it gives a firm grounding in care principles and safe practice.

A deputy manager will support the care home manager in the running of the care home and all associated logistics. You will ensure that each shift is properly staffed and that standards of care are always maintained. You will help to implement care procedures and ensure that all staff are aware of quality standards and current legislation. In some care homes you also still be a key member of the nursing team providing frontline care to residents.

Nursing Home Manager / Care Home Manager

Care manager is the most senior management role within a care home environment. You may or may not need to be a qualified nurse for this job depending on the type of care home you want to manage. The care home manager is responsible for overseeing everything that happens within the home and for ensuring standards of care are fully maintained. You will manage your team of care home nurses, support workers and your deputy manager to ensure that key principles and quality of care are upheld. You will be responsible for developing procedures, managing training of employees and ensuring all patient care is delivered according to those procedures.

Although you may not necessarily need to be a qualified nurse in order to be a care home manager, you will definitely need experience in a care home environment and in most cases, the Registered Manager’s Award. Until recently the RMA was the industry standard qualification for all care home managers, but it has recently been upgraded to the NVQ4 in leadership and management for care. The RMA is still valid when applying for care home manager jobs, but the NVQ4 is the most recent form of this qualification.

As the care home manager it will also be your responsibility to ensure the business is run profitably and continues to grow. In particular, private sector care home managers must also be strong business people with an eye for minimising loss and maximising profit while maintaining high standards of care.

Service Manager / Unit Manager

The role of a service manager or unit manager is very similar to that of a care home manager, except that this particular job title usually applies to a care home that caters for those with mental health problems and / or learning difficulties. In this type of care home, the service manager will oversee all care, rehabilitation and activities provided for the residents. A sense of personal expression is key to a positive care routine for an individual, and as a service manager your primary concern is for the wellbeing of the residents. Some will have very complex needs and may require constant support, others may be able to live independently to a certain degree.

View all current care home nurse jobs here

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