Job Application Privacy Notice

NFER collects personal information about you when you apply for a job via the applicant tracking system (ATS). This includes information needed for equal opportunities monitoring to help the organisation meet its responsibilities as an equal opportunities employer. It is not used for other purposes. Any information you provide for equal opportunities monitoring is recorded anonymously and is not stored with any information which could be used to identify you.

The legal basis for processing personal information is legitimate interest. Monitoring the equality of opportunity offered to applicants is a duty placed on NFER under employment law, which is the lawful condition we rely on for its processing.

All personal and special information supplied as part of the recruitment process is stored in the ATS. If you application related to the apprenticeship scheme we may share your details with our approved training provider. Other than this, your personal data are not shared with any third parties and under no circumstances is it  transferred outside of the EEA.

Your completed application is only accessible by those responsible for recruitment to the particular post unless we agreed with you otherwise in the event that you are referred to an alternative role. When registering and uploading your CV, your CV will form part of our CV database and only be accessible by our in-house recruitment team who may contact you directly to discuss potential roles. 

If you subscribe to job alerts emails, you will be required to provide your e-mail address, which will be used for the purpose of keeping you informed, by e-mail, of the latest jobs in your nominated field and location. Should you decide that you no longer wish to receive this information, unsubscribe links are provided in every job alert email that you receive.

Unless you direct us otherwise, your personal details will be deleted from the system after 6 months. Any notes made during the recruitment process will also be securely deleted at this time.

NFER handles your personal data in accordance with the rights given to individuals under data protection legislation. If at any time you wish to withdraw your data, restrict or object to its processing, or correct errors in it, please contact . If you want to see the information held about you, you can make a subject access request; to do that please contact our Compliance Officer . You also have the right to raise a concern with the Information Commission’s Office if you feel that your data is not being correctly processed.

Automatic decision making is not used as part of the selection process. Some positions may require candidates to undertake a test as part of this process, however decisions are not made on the resulting information alone. If this situation changes, details will be made available to candidates in the information published about the post.