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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

  • 14 March 2011
  • 3 min read

Headway Devon - working with people who have an acquired brain injury

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs
Can you tell us a bit about the work that Headway Devon does with people who have acquired brain injuries and their families? Headway Devon is a local charity supporting adults and children with brain injuries, their families and carers. Our aim is to ensure that when someone’s life is turned upside down by brain injury, they get the help and support they deserve. We run six adult day centres throughout Devon and one children’s centre. We run an outreach programme providing one-to-one support in the community and we can provide advocacy for those who need it. Headway Devon supports carers by offering advice and information, as well as signposting to other useful organisations. The client services we provide allow for valuable respite opportunities for families and carers. One of the key services you provide are centres that adults and children can attend in order to meet others with similar difficulties. Can you tell us about the healthcare staff involved in providing rehabilitation through these services? We have six adult centres in Devon, one in Exeter, Torquay, Exmouth, Tiverton, Honiton and Okehampton. The children’s centre is also in Exeter. These centres provide a vital social space for people with ABI to meet, share experiences and develop friendships. Our specialist staff devise a structured programme of activities to help improve skills and develop confidence. All this would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers at the centres. We welcome people from a variety of backgrounds; in fact our diverse workforce is one of our strengths, offering a wide skill mix and varying perspectives on life. This is particularly valuable to our clients, helping to break down barriers and easing communication. Your outreach services provide support for people in their own homes. What sort of tasks does an outreach support worker undertake to help someone? Each client has an individually tailored care plan based on a needs assessment and individual goal setting. Our specially trained outreach support workers will undertake tasks that work towards these objectives. This may involve helping to access employment and education, providing help with housing issues or supporting people with tasks such as budgeting and shopping. Other tasks may involve promoting healthy living by encouraging physical activities such as swimming or walking and encouraging activities to boost confidence levels including art and photography. How can someone’s mental health, emotional stability and physical capabilities be affected by an acquired brain injury? Brain injury can happen in an instant and can change someone’s life forever. Brain injury can leave an individual with lifelong disabilities including cognitive, psychological and physical difficulties, as well as personality change. As a result, brain injury survivors often find that they must re- evaluate their lives, their family roles and their occupational goals. The complex array of disabilities that accompany brain injury can lead to the breakdown of personal relationships, unemployment and social isolation. Headway Devon seeks to enable clients to come to terms with their new lives. We support people with brain injuries to build confidence, self-esteem and develop coping strategies. We also seek to bridge the gap to the wider community by raising awareness and understanding amongst their families, health and social care workers and the general public. Public awareness of the effects of Acquired Brain Injuries is arguably greater than 10 or 20 years ago. Do you think that there needs to be greater awareness of difficulties that someone living with an acquired brain injury face? It is vitally important that charities like us continue to raise awareness surrounding brain injury ensuring that people know where to turn when they need support and understanding. Each year an estimated 1 million people attend hospital A&E in the UK following head injury. Many more head injuries go unreported and are not assessed by medical professionals. Despite the large numbers of people sustaining brain injuries every year, there is very little public awareness of the fact that even a minor brain injury can cause lifelong disabilities. Even now, most people are largely unaware of ABI unless it happens to someone they know. The nature of the condition has led to the term ‘the hidden disability’, as the injury is not always evident and the effects are then attributed to some other cause – this can contribute to the feelings of isolation often experienced. Headway Devon provides training to professionals working with people who have an ABI. Through a series of experiential workshops our training gives an insight into how it is to live with an ABI whilst also offering some great advice on how to work with these challenges. What range of skills do you employ in your team of healthcare professionals? The key skill we look for in all our staff is the willingness to learn and adapt to the post. We provide an extensive programme of specialist training which means that prior knowledge of brain injury is not required. We take a holistic, enabling approach which requires a great deal of flexibility – the work is not usually about helping people; more helping them to help themselves. Do you work with any public sector departments such as the local authority, PCT or social services? Yes, since Headway Devon began we have worked closely with Devon County Council, Torbay Care Trust, complex care teams and care managers. We have close links with a local ABI team and a well known NHS neuro-rehab unit. Helping someone to recover from a brain injury is clearly a long and involved process, have you found it helps to have continuity of staff in your team? There are definitely two sides to this coin. The senior staff team of Headway Devon, along with many centre managers and outreach workers, have been with us for many years. This helps to build trust and maintain a long-term, slow –stream rehabilitation programme for clients. Equally important is the fresh wave of enthusiasm, ideas and experience that each new worker brings to the table. Without this we could not continue to grow and diversify as an organisation. Your organisation relies a great deal on the assistance provided by volunteers. Can you tell us more about the kind of tasks volunteers can undertake? There are a variety of ways in which volunteers make a valuable contribution to the charity. Many help at the day centres working one-to-one with clients, encouraging social interaction and helping with the development of new skills, all whilst gaining invaluable personal experience. Volunteers are vital to Headway Devon - our board of trustees are all volunteers, and others help out with, for example, organising fundraising events. And finally, how can anyone that is interested in working for you or volunteering with you find out if you have any vacancies? We are always interested to hear from people regarding volunteering and job opportunities, please email info [at] or call 01392 211822. Our sincere thanks go to Anne Mattock from Headway Devon for taking the time to talk to

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

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.