Recruitment Privacy Notice
This non-contractual Recruitment Privacy Notice explains what personal data (personal information) we hold about you, how we collect it, and how we use and may share personal information during the recruitment process. Please ensure that you read this notice and any other similar notice we may provide to you from time to time.
The Company is a ‘data controller’ gathers and uses certain personal information about you.
The data protection principles which we will apply when gathering and using personal information are that:
Details summarising the personal information we collect and hold during the recruitment process, how and why we do so, how we use it and with whom it may be shared is below.
Personal information may be held at our offices and third-party agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above and in cloud-based IT services. In the event that we use cloud-based IT services, personal information may be transferred internationally to other countries around the world, including countries that do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in the UK. We have security measures in place to seek to ensure that there is appropriate security for personal information we hold.
We keep the personal information that we obtain about you during the recruitment process for no longer than is necessary. How long we keep your personal information will depend on whether your application is successful, and you become employed by us, the nature of the personal information concerned and the purposes for which it is processed.
If your application is successful, we will keep only the recruitment personal information that is necessary in relation to your employment. For further information, see our data protection (employment) policy.
Please contact our Data Protection Contact (firstname.lastname@example.org) if (in accordance with applicable law) you would like to correct or request access to personal information that we hold or if you have any questions about this notice. You also have the right to ask our Data Protection Contact for some, but not all, of the personal information we hold and process to be erased (the ‘right to be forgotten’) in certain circumstances.
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing personal information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
We may carry out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (including requesting a criminal record certificate), where we feel that a DBS check is proportionate and relevant for your role. A record that the DBS check was completed and whether it was satisfactory will be kept; however, the check itself will usually be disposed of securely unless we feel it is relevant to the ongoing employment relationship, in which case it will be kept securely for six months (unless relevant for regulatory inspections in which case it will be retained until the next inspection).
We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your personal information. If not, contact the Information Commissioner at ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113 for further information about your rights and how to make a formal complaint.
FRP – to carry out a fair recruitment process
GEP – to maintain employment records and for good employment practice
Informed – to make an informed decision to shortlist for interview and (if relevant) to recruit
Insurance – to comply with the terms of our insurance
LO – to ensure compliance with legal and/or regulatory obligations
Medical Professional – your doctors and other medical/occupational health professionals
PTC – to enter into/perform the contract
Personnel – relevant managers, HR, professional advisors, payroll and consultants
Progress – to progress your application, arrange interviews and inform you of the outcome at all stages
SPI – for reasons of substantial public interest (e.g. equality opportunities and prevention and/or detection of unlawful acts)
How we collect the information: From you
Why we collect the information (including legitimate interest): FRP, Progress
How we use and may share the information: Progress. Shared with Personnel
How we collect the information: From you, in the completed application form and interview notes (if relevant)
Why we collect the information (including legitimate interest): FRP, Informed
How we use and may share the information: Informed. Shared with Personnel
How we collect the information: From you, in your completed application form and DBS where application is made
Why we collect the information (including legitimate interest): LO, SPI
How we use and may share the information: Informed. To carry out statutory checks. Information shared with Personnel, DBS and other regulatory authorities as required. For further information, see * below
How we collect the information: From you
Why we collect the information (including legitimate interest): FRP [In the regulated sector, LO: to obtain regulatory references]
How we use and may share the information: FRP. Information shared with Personnel and the referee
How we collect the information: From you, the Home Office (if required)
Why we collect the information (including legitimate interest): PTC, GEP, LO
How we use and may share the information: To carry out right to work checks. Share: Personnel, the Home Office (if required)
How we collect the information: From you, Medical Professionals, any insurance benefit administrators
Why we collect the information (including legitimate interest): LO & SPI
How we use and may share the information: Share: Personnel, Medical Professionals, any insurance benefit administrators*
How we collect the information: From you, the DVLA portal
Why we collect the information (including legitimate interest): PTC, GEP, Insurance
How we use and may share the information: Informed, Share: Personnel, our insurers, any penalties/banning check provider
You are required (by law or in order to enter into your contract of employment) to provide the categories of information marked ‘☐’ above to us to enable us to verify your right to work and suitability for the position.
* Sensitive Personal Information
Before processing any sensitive personal information, staff must notify the Data Protection Contact of the proposed processing, in order that the Data Protection Contact may assess whether the processing complies with the special conditions for processing sensitive personal information.