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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 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

  • 19 May 2011
  • 4 min read

Graham Burrell - inspired by learning disability nursing

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs
You’re a mature student. What were you doing before you decided that learning disabilities was the direction you wanted to go in? I was a manufacturing manager, and had spent 24 years working for the same company, the only job that I have ever had in my adult life. I was responsible for many aspects of a chemical recycling process, including management of staff, budgets, logistics and compliance, working to strict guidelines set by the Environment Agency and the Health & Safety Executive. Unfortunately, I was made redundant in July 2009, and decided it was time to re-evaluate my life, which led me to LD Nursing.

 So how does this compare to your ‘previous life’? Throughout my career, I have always given 100%, and I did enjoy my role as a manufacturing manager. Being made redundant, and having time to reflect upon and re-evaluate my life, and what was important to me, I found that there were many things far more important than a balanced spreadsheet, and the last week’s performance figures from a recycling plant. LD Nursing, and my journey towards qualification has shown me some of the “real life” challenges that people face on a day by day basis, and being able to help and support individuals within my community (some facing challenges that I cannot begin to imagine) gives me inspiration and drives me onwards. I feel that I have a purpose in what I am doing, and can have a positive impact and make a difference to people’s lives, and am not just working to keep a board of directors happy, some of whom were not particularly in touch with “real life”. You’re married, with children and responsibilities. Was it a difficult choice deciding to take on everything that becoming a nurse entails The decision was certainly a daunting one. From a personal perspective, it was not difficult for me, as I knew it was what I wanted to do. I was starting a journey of discovery, far removed from my comfort zone, in an environment that was totally alien. But I knew it would have a significant impact on family life.

 Taking into consideration my wife and children’s feelings, and how going back into full-time education would affect them, was the difficult part of the decision-making process. Have your family (wife and children) all been supportive? What did your children think of your decision at first - were they surprised? My wife has been a fantastic support, and was the one who finally convinced me that the journey I wanted to make was possible. She had and has total faith in my ability to become a Learning disabilities nurse jobs, and has provided support from the start. My children, (all late teenagers) – thought it was “cool” that their Dad was going back to school, and have provided me with pens, pencils and all things stationary at birthdays and Christmas time. My eldest daughter is a 1st Year OT student at Salford University, it has been great being able give and receive support from her.

 How do you earn money while studying? Through University placements, working with local providers of community care for the learning disabled, I have, after completing two of these placements, picked up “bank work” which fits in and around my studies and commitments to my University. I have also signed up at the local acute hospital as a “bank” Clinical Support Worker, which has provided extra earning potential, and given me am insight into Adult Nursing. 

So, that’s a lot of working hours, a lot of input to become a qualified nurse?
 It requires commitment, and the schedule can be a little hectic at times. My wife sometimes has to remind me about balancing work and study, as I feel I have a responsibility to contribute financially to the household budget. Time management is vitally important if you are to keep on top of assignment deadlines, but all the hard work will have been worthwhile when I reach qualification.

 How has your view of life changed since you started working with people with learning difficulties?
 I remember my first day at University, and being introduced to the Head of School who described the journey I was about to embark on, and explained that those who made it to the journey's end would be changed for life. At the time, I could not really comprehend what she meant. However, now, I am certain I'm not the same person I was 20 months ago. I have an open and positive mind (being brow beaten by a board of directors for 20 years has the effect of bringing down shutters in the mind), I don’t rush to judge people. And I don’t see disability anymore – just possibilities. I'm full of positive energy and have the total belief that I can make a difference to someone’s day, every day. 

 What is it that you enjoy and find most rewarding about your days spent supporting people with learning disabilities?
 People with a Learning Disability are people just like me and you, trying to get by in a demanding social environment, and enjoy some quality in their lives. I have the ability to improve the quality of their lives, by working with fellow professionals in providing the support they need. Knowing that I have had a positive impact and made a difference to a fellow human beings life brings me great pleasure and is infinitely more rewarding than balancing a spreadsheet.

 Do you think the UK healthcare industry does enough to welcome new people to learning disability nursing? There is clear evidence that the LD Nursing population is aging, and decreasing. The LD population itself is increasing and is accessing mainstream healthcare facilities’ as a result of living within their respective communities. In a world where budgets are the main drivers for all healthcare and community settings, my belief is that the “bean counters” do not understand the value that an LD Nurse can bring to an organisation. The job of a learning disability nurse is diverse, and spans many disciplines, and as a consequence is immeasurable. I've seen learning disabled adults who have accessed mainstream services, and are met by nursing professionals who are not properly trained to facilitate their journey. This is doing a disservice to the learning disabled population. So, in answer to your question, no I do not think the healthcare industry does do enough to welcome new nurses to train in this sector.

 Your positive view of nursing and, well, life is an inspiration. What would you say to anyone considering whether to become a nurse, and, specifically, work in the field of learning disabilities? The journey will be challenging, and at times frustrating. You will experience financial hardship, spend waking nights trying to understand a particular aspect of your next assignment – and wonder how the car tax will get paid. You will see things and hear things that upset and sadden you. You will touch and be a part of people’s lives when they are at their most vulnerable and desperate. You will see life for what it truly is – a very precious and fragile thing, to be cherished and nurtured wherever possible. The rewards – all of these things will make you stronger. Knowing that you have made a difference to someone’s life – priceless!!

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.