Privacy Information Notice for Candidates
What is the purpose of this document?
Data protection principles
1. Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.
2. Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
3. Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
4. Accurate and kept up to date.
5. Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
6. Kept securely.
The kind of information we hold about you
- The information you have provided to us in your curriculum vitae and covering letter.
- Any information you provide to us during an interview.
- Any information that you provide to us as part of the application process including any test results.
- Any information relating to your proof of right to work in the UK.
- Information about your health, including any medical condition, health and sickness records.
- Information about criminal convictions and offences.
How is your personal information collected?
- You, the candidate.
- A recruitment agency, from which we may collect the following categories of data: name, title, address, telephone number, personal email address, employment history, educational history and qualifications.
- Your named referees.
- A psychometric test provider.
How we will use information about you
- Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role.
- Carry out background and reference checks, where applicable.
- Communicate with you about the recruitment process.
- Keep records related to our hiring processes.
- Comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
It is in our legitimate interests to decide whether to appoint you to the role since it would be beneficial to our business to appoint someone to that role.
We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract with you.
Having received your CV and covering letter and the results from any tests, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be shortlisted for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview. If we decide to call you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you the role. If we decide to offer you the role, we may then take up references and/or carry out any other checks before confirming your appointment.
If you fail to provide personal information
How we use particularly sensitive personal information
- We will use information about your disability status to consider whether we need to provide appropriate adjustments during the recruitment process, for example whether adjustments need to be made during an interview.
Information about criminal convictions
- To ensure compliance with regulatory requirements (as roles in controlled functions require a high degree of trust and integrity); and
- Disclosing to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (where appropriate).
WHY MIGHT YOU SHARE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?
We will only share your personal information with the following third parties for the purposes of processing your application: psychometric test provider. All our third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Details of these measures may be obtained from Human Resources.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
HOW LONG WILL YOU USE MY INFORMATION FOR?
Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction
YOUR RIGHTS IN CONNECTION WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION
- Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
- Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
- Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
- Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
- Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
- Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.
RIGHT TO WITHDRAW CONSENT