WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT?
St John’s Hospice is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. You are being given a copy of this privacy notice because you are applying for volunteer work with us. It makes you aware of how and why your personal data will be used, namely for the purposes of the recruitment exercise, and how long it will usually be retained for. It provides you with certain information that must be provided under the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).
DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES
We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:
THE KIND OF INFORMATION WE HOLD ABOUT YOU
In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:
We may also collect, store and use the following “special categories” of more sensitive personal information:
HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED?
We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:
HOW WE WILL USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We will use the personal information we collect about you to:
It is in our legitimate interests to process the information you have provided to enable us to decide whether to offer you a volunteer position with either St John’s Hospice or St John’s Hospice Shops Ltd.
Having received your application form (and supporting CV if provided) we will then process that information to invite you for an interview. We will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you a voluntary position. If we decide to offer you a position, we will then take up references, carry out a criminal record check, establish that you have the right to work in the UK. You may also be required to provide original documentation to prove you hold the qualification(s), if any, that are required for specific volunteer postions, including Full UK Driving Licence. If you are offered a volunteer position which requires you to be registered with a governing body, i.e. Federation of Holistic Therapists we will check your registration online. We will carry out all these checks before confirming your appointment.
If you fail to provide personal information
If you fail to provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application we will not be able to process your application successfully. For example, if we require a criminal record check or references for this role and you fail to provide us with relevant details, we will not be able to take your application further.
HOW WE USE PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will use your particularly sensitive personal information in the following ways:
INFORMATION ABOUT CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS
We envisage that we will process information about criminal convictions.
We will collect information about your criminal convictions history if we would like to offer you a volunteer position (conditional on checks and any other conditions, such as references, being satisfactory) in a role which may bring you into contact with vulnerable adults or young people. We are entitled to carry out a criminal records check in order to satisfy ourselves that there is nothing in your criminal convictions history which makes you unsuitable for the role. In particular:
We have in place an appropriate policy document and safeguards which we are required by law to maintain when processing such data.
We do not use recruitment software which makes autonomous shortlisting decisions.
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: Disclosure & Barring Service. All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group 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 the Head of 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?
We will retain your personal information for a period of 6 months after we have communicated to you our decision about whether to offer you a voluntary position at St John’s Hospice or St John’s Hospice Shops Ltd. We retain your personal information for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with our data retention policy.
RIGHTS OF ACCESS, CORRECTION, ERASURE, AND RESTRICTION
Your rights in connection with personal information
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator in writing.
RIGHT TO WITHDRAW CONSENT
You have the right to withdraw your consent for us to process your information at any time during the recruitment process. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your application and, subject to our retention policy, we will dispose of your personal data securely. To withdraw your consent, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the Chief Executive. You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.