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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

  • 12 July 2011
  • 4 min read

How to use your nursing course and placement experience in your first nursing job interview

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs
There are four key areas that an interviewer needs to asses you on; your clinical skills, your knowledge and understanding, your work ethic and commitment, and your personality and attitude. Academic achievement can be ascertained from your application form, but that doesn’t mean that for a newly qualified nursing position you won’t be asked about your time as a student nurse, because it’s highly likely that you will. Placement experience is crucial to a newly qualified nurse, so be prepared to reference key placement experiences. 1. Tell us what your experience can bring to this position? This is a great question to be asked in a nursing interview because it allows you to direct your response in any way you choose, and to reference some great experiences to back up your answers. Obviously, in order to score full points on this one you need to know the person specification that was advertised with the role and how well you fit the essential and desirable criteria. Don’t worry about highlighting your academic experience too much, what you need to highlight are all the nursing competencies or placement experiences you’ve had that fulfill as many of the criteria as possible. Be concise with your answers but ensure you have a practical example to back up any skills you claim. 2. What was the most rewarding part of training to become a nurse? Again, a really open question that allows you to direct your answer however you choose. Try to draw on an occasion where you showed your professionalism, dedication or how you contributed to an overall team achievement. Any of these examples would show the interviewer how well you could fit into their vacancy. The answers you give to this question are often used by the interviewer to understand more about you as a person and how well you can communicate with others. 3. How did your management placement influence your decision to apply for this role? Many nurses choose their management placement according to where they hope to work when they qualify, so if you’re lucky enough to have an interview for a nursing job that is similar to your management placement, you’re in luck. Draw on all the positives and the learning experiences you've had, and try to show how you have used that placement experience to make the transition from student nurse to qualified professional. 4. Which current healthcare policies / issues are you aware of that could be relevant to this role? Most interviewers will ask this question, particularly of newly qualified nurses and it’s as simple as it sounds. You need to do your research before hand to pick out key local issues or recent trust wide policies that will affect you in the job you’re going for. Mention any relevant information you picked up when you visited the ward / unit prior to your interview and explain how your role would be influenced by any of these issues. You could reference a particular policy and give some details of how you could ensure policy is adhered to in your nursing role. 5. Explain the importance of infection control and how you would be involved in implementing it within this role? This is a common question for ward nursing roles in particular, but may also apply to some community nurse vacancies. You could reference the NICE clinical guidelines on Infection Control of June 2003 or refer to the trust’s individual policies on infection control - such as this these from The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The interviewer isn’t looking for you to have learnt every single aspect of their own policies, but they want to see that you have an understanding of how infection control is implemented throughout a department and how your role will contribute towards the overall aim. 6. Can you give details a stressful situation in which you were involved and tell us how you managed it? Potential employers want to find out several key aspects of your personality, knowledge and understanding with this question. They want to find out if you can analyse your own performance to recognise the signs of stress, and employ techniques to cope with it. Give an example from one of your student nurse placements that shows how you have developed as a nurse in your ability to assess a stressful situation and avoided a negative outcome for either patient or staff member. You could draw attention to how you contributed to the resolution of a stressful situation both as an individual and as a team member. 7. What would be your priorities during your first 6 months in this role? There are no right or wrong answers to this question. You can mention your initial visit to the department and give feedback on your impression of how the job fits into the team, and then give details of the professional development / preceptorship goals you have. The interviewer wants to see that you are motivated, dedicated to nursing and have a clear idea of the role and the skills you will need to develop or acquire. 8. What would you consider are your needs for support during your first year in this post, both during your preceptorship period and beyond? This questions is similar to the previous one, but purposefully aimed at newly qualified nurses. They want to hear that you understand what will be covered in your preceptorship and how that will develop your competencies to perform the job. You should acknowledge that you have limitations and will require support in some areas, while giving details of your commitment to study and achievement. Bring up any areas that you think may need to be covered in addition to your preceptorship. 9. Give us an example of both good team working and poor team working, and the differences you observed between them. This question assess two different aspects of your skill base - your ability to accurately recall two different situation and to effectively analyse the difference between them. If you can’t think of examples that you have observed, create two scenarios that demonstrate your understanding of both positive and negative team working. You should make clear observations about both scenarios and give details of how you would analyse your own working practice to ensure good team working at all times. This may involve ensuring accurate communication between all team members, managing work load efficiently or simply assisting colleagues where appropriate. All of these qualities show you are aware of your own performance as an individual and more importantly part of a wider organisation. 10. How to organise your work and prepare to ensure deadlines are met? This question assesses your personality but also your ability to prioritise tasks and ensure deadlines are met. The interviewer is looking for examples of how you have managed your work, and any particularly difficult times when accurate scheduling and precise organisation have really paid off for you. A meticulous approach and attention to detail are crucial in any nursing role, and showing that you have those abilities is an essential part of any nursing interview. To begin your search for nursing jobs, click here

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.