Your Privacy is Important to Us

Company Name: Locums First

At Locums First, we function as both a recruitment business and a recruitment agency, offering work-finding services to clients and job seekers. To provide these services effectively, we need to process personal data, including sensitive personal data, whereby we act as a data controller.

You may provide your details to us directly through an application, registration form, or our website, or we might obtain them from another source, such as a job board. We process your personal data on a legal basis, specifically for the purpose of delivering work-finding services and relevant job role information.

1. Collection and Use of Personal Data

  • Purpose and Legal Basis for Processing: We collect and process your personal and sensitive personal data primarily to offer you work-finding services. The legal foundations for our processing are based on:

    • Legitimate Interests
    • Legal Obligation
  • Legitimate Interest: Our legitimate interest lies in providing work-finding services to candidates and clients as a core aspect of our business operations. Processing personal data is essential for sending appropriate work opportunities, verifying candidate identities, eligibility, qualifications, managing pay, and statutory rights entitlements.

  • Legal and Contractual Requirements: Certain personal data is legally and contractually required for us to fulfill our obligations, including data necessary for DBS checks, work health assessments, and ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety regulations.

2. Recipients of Data

  • Your personal data may be shared with clients, our payroll providers, and authorised regulatory bodies like HMRC.

3. Overseas Transfers

  • We may transfer the personal data you provide to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to facilitate our work-finding services, ensuring that adequate data protection measures are in place.

4. Data Retention

  • We retain your personal data as long as legally necessary, adhering to various regulations that dictate the retention periods for different types of data.

5. Your Rights

  • You have multiple data protection rights, including the rights to be informed about, access, rectify, erase, and restrict the processing of your data. You also have rights to data portability, object to processing, and withdraw consent under certain circumstances.

6. Automated Decision-Making

  • Locums First does not engage in automated decision-making processes.

7. Complaints and Queries

  • Should you have any complaints or queries about our privacy practices, please contact our data team. You also have the right to raise concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

We are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our candidates and clients by managing your data responsibly and safeguarding your privacy.