Job Application Privacy Notice

NFER collects personal information about you on its job application form and equal opportunities monitoring form for the purpose of recruitment and personnel administration (for successful candidates), and to help the organisation meet its responsibilities as an equal opportunities employer. It is not used for other purposes. Should your application for employment with NFER be unsuccessful, and unless you direct otherwise, your application form will be securely destroyed after 6 months. Any notes made during the recruitment process will also be securely deleted. Your application is only accessible by those responsible for recruitment to the particular post. If completed, your Equality and Diversity questionnaire is securely destroyed once the information you provide has been captured; the information is recorded anonymously and is not stored with any information which could be used to identify you.

All personal and special information supplied as part of the recruitment process is stored in NFER’s secure IT systems. It is not shared with any third parties or transferred outside of the EEA.

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.

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.

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