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We will always be open with you and so we have written this policy to tell you:

  • What personal information you can give us
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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
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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.

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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 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

  • 09 June 2012
  • 4 min read

Dan Yates - mental health nursing student

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs
You’re now in your final year of your nursing degree course. How did you find the first year? The first year was a real eye-opener! I expected it would be hard work but I hadn't expected it to be quite as full-on as it was. The range of subjects covered was immense. I did enjoy it all but it did require a lot effort to keep up. I am glad it was like that though because it gave me a good idea of what to expect from the rest of the degree and the knowledge-base was vital for further classes in later parts of the course. Can you explain how the three years are divided in terms of what you're expected to know and do? Yes, the first year is what is known as the common foundation program or CFP. This means we, as a year group, had most of our lectures together which was difficult sometimes as there were a lot of us across all three branches. As far as expected knowledge was concerned you didn't have to have a lot of experience in nursing. I personally had none, but you were expected to read around subjects the same as any other degree. That first year had forays into all the branches and covered a lot of the stuff that is applicable across the branches too such as sociology and anatomy and physiology. They must have been done well because I can still remember most of it! The second year was when we all branched off. This meant doing Mental Health full time which was very exciting. The knowledge expectations were similar, we weren't expected to already know everything but did need to keep up our own studies. The depth of knowledge in classes was markedly deeper in the second year and it made me feel the responsibility much more strongly. I think this was important. It was there before but as your knowledge and experience grows so does the sense that you are going into a world where you can really make a difference and I think that it is important to keep that in mind to keep you on your toes and doing the best you can. The final year is very intense. I have to say I have found it difficult but that is because the material in this year really challenges you to think about things in a different way. Placements in this year feel different too. You are expected to have much more knowledge than when you started and to take more responsibility which is great, you feel like you're getting somewhere but still have the support when you are unsure about things.The teaching blocks are also noticeably shorter in the final year which is good because I personally prefer being on placement but it does mean that the classroom time is more intense again than the second year. There is a lot to fit in and it is important to get through it all! As a 28 year old you had a few years to gather some life experience before studying mental health nursing. When did you decide you wanted to become a nurse? I had been thinking for a few years about what I wanted to do. I had been toying with the idea of becoming a nurse but didn't know much about it. So I spoke to some people and found out what the job was really like and that was all positive so I became a bit more enthusiastic about it but not enough to take the leap. Whilst I was doing a previous degree I had become involved with the Students Union Welfare service which ran a volunteer element that acted as a first point of contact for students experiencing any kind of difficulties. I joined that service and really enjoyed it but was unhappy with the way it ran. The next year I took on the role of co-ordinator for that part of the Welfare service and working with the Welfare Officer built a really strong service. This was great but I was always left wondering what happened to people next? So when I started to miss that and the interest in nursing came together it just seemed clear to me that I should go into mental health nursing jobs. So I contacted the university and made my application. From there I've never looked back. Was it always going to be in mental health? No, as I say above it was going to be general / adult nursing but I'm glad I took the time to think it out and go into Mental Health. General nurses do a great job but my interest has always been in how minds work so when I found out you could train in Mental Health specifically I didn't want to do anything else. Does it help, do you think, to work for a few years before studying mental health nursing? I think it can do. It depends on what you’re working as. I spent four years working in a supermarket which gave me experience in dealing with 'people'. This meant that I developed skills that I can use in nursing. I also gained experience in team working and lower management so I think I got a lot out of it. That said I was not sorry to leave. I was very much looking forward to a new and exciting life! I think any job that gives you the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life will give you some skills that are useful in nursing. Some of these include communication and being non-judgmental. In a supermarket you are part of a business and that means treating customers respectfully and doing things properly. These are things I try to keep up in nursing. What tips or advice would you give to someone before they take a degree in nursing? Be ready to work. This degree is certainly not the same as any other university degree. The days are long and the holidays are short, but it is immensely rewarding, exciting and fun. I would tell them to buy the books as they go along too and maybe buy a few before they start the course! The library has most of them but there's nothing like having your own copy. I would also tell them to learn how to live on a budget. That can be difficult but you don't have to live poorly, just carefully. Above all though I'd tell them to be sure they wanted to do it before they started. There are only limited places on these courses and if you aren't prepared to put the work in you're just taking the place of someone who is. It is a life adjustment. Once we qualify we will be nurses and that is much more than just a job title. You’ve explained to us that you’re hoping to work in an acute setting to begin with. Why is that - what is it about this particular area of mental health that interests you? For me acute settings are interesting because the service users in them are for the most part people of working age. They are people with potential who are having problems they didn't ask for and are unable to manage alone. These people can still make a difference to society and have a full life. Helping these people through their problems appeals to me because the opportunity is there to help them on their way to achieving the things that many people take for granted. I've heard talk in the past that most people take their physical health for granted, and whilst that may be quite true, at least people do think about it. When it comes to mental health people often forget that it can go wrong. This means that they are extra scared when it does. I want to help these people get on with their lives because they deserve it as much as everyone else. From what you’ve heard, do you expect to find a mental health job with reasonable ease? That's a good question! I think that you have to be open minded about it. Everyone has a job that they want. Sometimes that job is not up for grabs so you have to try for something else and maybe work towards the dream from a different angle. If you are prepared to move that also helps I think. Personally I'm planning to relocate after I qualify and where I go will depend on job availability. I do have a dream location and job but I'll just have to see if that's available when I am! Here's hoping... Eventually you’d like to work in a community nursing job within mental health care. Can you explain that wish? Yes there are a number of reasons for this. I believe that many people do recover more quickly and with greater effect when they are not in hospital. I think they are more open to intervention and that the families of service users find it easier to cope when their loved ones are at home. So from that point of view I would like to help facilitate that. I also enjoy an element of independence in my working life so being out in the community holds that appeal for me too. It does have some root in reality too. As I see it, the delivery of mental health care is moving ever closer to community treatment across all areas so being enthusiastic about this from the start makes sense because there's a chance I'll be ready for it when it comes. I don't think we'll ever get to the point where there are no hospital wards for mental health but they will be heavily downsized sooner or later. Would you recommend nursing, and this nursing degree course, to others? Explain what it is you especially like about nursing. I would recommend to some. But it isn't for everyone. I love it but I know some people who just wouldn't have the patience for it. They aren't bad people. They just have different skills that would be better in other areas. For those who know what they're getting into and are just a bit concerned about taking the plunge I would tell them to go for it. I had no experience of nursing and very little knowledge and I have managed OK. Nursing gives you a wonderful feeling, even on a bad day. (Although I may not think that way in 20 years time!) I can't think of many other professions where you can get to know as many different people to the level you do here. And, you get help them. It's the best job ever! I feel pretty much the same about the course. It is difficult and occasionally things go wrong but, at least at my university, the teaching staff are great and always help and support you as far as they can. So even if you do struggle it's not the end of the world and it's worth pushing on because the rewards massively outweigh the hard times. What I love most about mental health nursing is when we discharge someone from services. It means we have succeeded in giving them what they need to go and live their lives in the best way they can. We make it clear that support is always going to be there if they need it but essentially we have done our job well. It means that that person (and they are all people and not just 'service users') is back on the same ground as the general population which means they have as much chance at happiness as anyone else. I think that's the best gift you can give someone, and you can't do it alone. Nursing is a team effort, and a team success. Thanks to Dan, and also to Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences for their support. Browse other mental health jobs information by Rethink Mental Illness - the mental health charity Working as a care assistant in a mental health job The role of an RMN nurse in community mental health services Interview with Dr Dave Barton, Dept Head of Nursing at Swansea University

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.