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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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Julie Greenwood, MD Hays Healthcare UK

Julie Greenwood, MD Hays Healthcare UK

Julie Greenwood is the Managing Director of Hays Healthcare in the UK. We’re extremely pleased that Julie’s given Nurses.co.uk her time to answer some questions about Hays Healthcare and the UK nursing industry in general, including her view that nursing is as secure a job as ever, and her concerns regarding the degree-only route to a nursing career.

About Julie Greenwood, MD Hays Healthcare

Julie joined Hays Healthcare as MD in 2009, bringing 10 years of healthcare and nursing recruitment and staffing experience to the job. Her previous roles included Nestor Healthcare and Match Healthcare. Her working career started as a registered nurse and midwife when she qualified as an RGN and RM in 1992. She therefore has an excellent understanding of the UK nursing industry from a 360 degree vantage point. She brings this experience to bear on her current job where she is responsible for Hays’ NHS national frameworks commitments and overcoming the challenges faced by an industry with severe skills shortages.

Julie is driven, energetic and committed to implementing positive change in systems, strategy and staffing.

You’ve been with Hays for just over a year. What interested you about this position at Hays Healthcare?

The Hays approach of fully supporting our customers in the public sector, the real passion for candidates and clients, the inquisitive nature of the company and the drive to gain and maintain expertise. Hays is the largest provider of non clinical staff in the UK and the opportunity to capitalise on the brand continues to excite me.

Your background is a little different to some at your level in recruitment. By that I mean you have a nursing and midwifery (RGN) qualification. What nursing work experience do you have? In what ways does this qualification and your specific background help you now in your role as Managing Director of Hays Healthcare?

I practiced as a nurse and midwife in Scotland where I trained. I also worked in London in the NHS for 10 years. My nursing job and midwifery background has given me a unique insight into how to manage people, plan, respond to critical issues and how to find solutions to problems.

It also supports me having an insight into the day to day issues faced by our clients, where, no matter what other issues seem pressing, patient care is the critical factor in their day to day operations

Soon after your arrival it was announced that Hays Healthcare had “been awarded a place on the new NHS framework agreement for nursing”. As a market-leading recruitment brand what are the pressures to win tenders like this? And what are the challenges now faced by Hays to meet the NHS framework recruitment requirements?

For Hays a place on the NHS frameworks for all temporary and permanent supply is central to our status as a trusted partner of the NHS. The pressure for Hays is to take the framework and use it as a tool to supply the highest quality candidates.

The recruitment requirements whilst exacting, support the placement of highly vetted candidates, as we do not supervise the candidate when they are working we welcome the highest recruitment standards.

Compliance, checks and nurse candidate vetting processes seemed to be one of the key aspects of winning the bid with the NHS. Is this an area you feel particularly focused on given your own experience and training as a nurse, and what kind of changes would you like to implement in this respect?

As a nurse in charge of a unit, it is critical that you are able to rely on a professional flexible workforce. An agency nurse has to be able to orientate themselves, understand the unit policies and procedures, and fit in immediately into the team on arrival for a placement. I feel strongly that the compliance checks and the vetting criteria for an agency nurse should support finding that particular type of nurse.

You had a very busy start to your career at Hays... soon after you joined a new scheme was launched - Hays Healthclub. Briefly explain that scheme, whether it’s worked and why you thought it was timely for Hays to do this?

At Hays Healthcare it is important for us to differentiate ourselves from other recruiters and we are always looking for new ways to support our loyal workforce. Hays Healthclub is a benefits scheme, which rewards our candidates with professional training and loyalty bonuses so that we achieve an upskilled and committed workforce.

The Healthclub has more than doubled its size in a year as we now attract over 100 applicants per month.

You clearly have a skill at planning and re-structuring. Do you think nursing recruitment will be in special need of these skills over the term of the current Government - if so, in what way and why?

Nursing recruitment will have to be fleet of foot in this term of Government, with record numbers of nurses due to retire in the next four years there has to be a concerted programme of planning for the new workforce to take forward the challenge of the next 20 years of the NHS. In addition, the requirement for a flexible workforce will have to be at the heart of any restructuring required to achieve the best patient outcomes.

We’re told that frontline nursing staffing numbers are as safe as anything can be in the current climate. Can you imagine any staffing cuts in nursing over the course of the next 5 years? If so, in what areas and do you think it’s feasible to imagine such cuts positively impacting the independent nursing jobs market?

The Government white paper has clearly identified that nursing staffing numbers will be consistent. In the next five years, community nursing will be linked to GP Consortia and I believe that nurses will be at the forefront of the development of home-led nurse care. The management of chronic illnesses will become under auspices of nurse practitioners, this is where I see further development.

With the increasing age profile and the increase in births, I truly believe that the nursing profession is as secure a place to have your career as it has been for the last 20 years.

Last year, after the NMC and Labour Government announced that all nurses must complete a nursing degree course from 2013 (as opposed to a degree or a diploma), you said that “it may discourage” those nurses with no current qualifications. Do you still feel this, and why?

I trained as a nurse in 1988 and in my class of 40 over half were over 30 and many had worked tremendously hard to gain the necessary qualifications to gain entry to nursing. I have kept in touch with many of my classmates and their feedback to the degree course was that it would have discouraged them from entering the profession. This was due to financial implications and the fear of not being able to manage the course work required whilst managing family life.

With so much competition for University places, the drop out rate of over 40%, and some as high as 78%, the 2013 degree status will have an impact on the graduate numbers in 2016 and beyond.

Interview by Matt Farrah, Director - Client Services, Nurses.co.uk

About Hays Healthcare

Hays Healthcare is part of Hays plc, the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. It operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. Hays employs over 6,700 staff operating from 345 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms.

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