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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

  • 17 July 2013
  • 3 min read

Positive Choices - The Learning Disability Nursing Event

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs
Positive Choices is a 2 day conference, held at different locations each year. It seeks to help learning disabilities nurses network and discuss the industry. This year�s event - April 7-8th - is in Hertfordshire. How do you think learning disability nursing jobs are viewed by the nursing industry generally? Learning disability nurses have for many years been seen as the Cinderella of the nursing family. But this is an unfair assessment of a crucial nursing jobs sector. Learning disability nurses are an incredibly valuable resource. Positive Choices seeks to raise the profile of this part of the nursing profession. It also supports students who have made a choice to create networks with others in learning disabilities jobs and learning difficulties jobs from an early part of their career. Each year Positive Choices focuses on a different theme. This year we�re looking at the future in relation to their career and the positive impact they have on the lives of people with a learning disability. Before we talk about Positive Choices in more detail, can you briefly explain your own background and experience in learning disabilities? I have been working with people for the last 27 years (oh that is scary) I started off working as a volunteer in a day service, which is still there! I have worked in many parts of the country in long-term institutions, in residential services and also as a community nurse focussing on the individual's health. I am now a tutor at the University of Hertfordshire where I am working with students who are inspirational and the nurses of the future. Can you explain when you first got involved in Positive Choices and why? I went to a conference with some students in Belfast and it was just amazing. All the students had taken the time and energy to get themselves to Belfast and attend. I met the people who were then organising and they asked me for my input. I can tell you I was very flattered, and here we are now holding the 7th Positive Choices conference in Hertfordshire. How did Positive Choices begin? It began with a student who had been told that they should have been an adult nurse. They were asked why they were studying learning disability nursing, and told it was a waste of time. This particular student disagreed and their tutor felt the same. That tutor, Helen Laverty, together with some colleagues, invited people to come to a conference to support the students in their �positive choice�. It has gained momentum from there. Helen is still very much involved and we have representation from universities across the UK and Ireland. Why did Positive Choices start - what inspired it? It was very much about the students and continues to be so. There is no other branch of nursing that does this. It encourages learning disability nurses to maintain links with each other year after year, and each year we have new groups of students attending. The students are a fantastic group of individuals who come from all manner of previous experiences and backgrounds. They have this commonality that they share with us and it is their passion that is reflected in the continued inspiration. Those of us behind the event are a group of academic staff who work together on this project in our 'spare' time. We do have great support from our Universities, but is in addition to our roles as academics. It�s got to be said that we�ve made lifelong friends undertaking this and met incredible people along the way that continue to inspire us. Last year, for example... can you paint a picture of the event? Who was there, how many people, what they hoped to get from it? Last year the University of Leeds was organised by Jo Lay who did a magnificent job in bringing together over 400 students. The department of health, local services (who have worked with the students in Leeds) as well as a leading national equal rights organisation, led by people with disabilities, all attended. We had many people there who have worked in these types of services and developed them including nurse consultants who came and gave their view on what their legacy was. We also had the editor of Learning Disability Practice come and discuss how to get published and someone talking on the importance of networking. It was a very full programme. Do you think newly qualified learning disabilities nurses can be a little overwhelmed when they complete their degree? Why is this? I think when you have been in the nurturing environment of education the actual practicing world of nursing can seem a bit of a shock. In fact, I received a message today from a student saying she missed being a student so much. She was finding that life for a learning disability nurse was very different indeed in the big wide world. This particular graduate has kept in touch and, indeed, hopes to come to the conference this year to help out. We feel it�s right that RNLD graduate nurses should have the opportunity to come as newly qualified practitioners. Previously, they�ve presented to us about the benefits that their education has given them, and the career opportunities they now have. Students spend three years here in the University studying learning disability nursing, but it�s not until they graduate and register that they start their 'real' education once they�re working in a learning disabilities job. You've mentioned before that LD nurses can be unsure whether to look for social care jobs or health care jobs, in terms of learning disability jobs. Can you explain the broad differences to those who may be considering learning disabilities careers? I could go on about this debate for hours! Social care is mainly looking at the social needs of the individual and the Learning Disability Nurse has all the necessary skills to be able to do this. However their real skill is in working with people to ensure they have good health outcomes. RNLDs work in very innovative ways of meeting all kinds of health needs. Facilitating the health needs to individuals is central to what these nurses do in their everyday life. More social care services are now in private, voluntary and the independent sector which Learning Disability Nurses can participate in very productively. Thanks very much to Jo Welch, RNMH, BSc (Hons), PGDip (Applied Psychology), PGCE About Herts Nursing and Midwifery About Jo Find out more about Positive Choices and join their Facebook group

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.