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Niche Jobs - Privacy Policy

Why do we have a Privacy Policy?

It is really important to us that we keep any personal information that you give to us safe and secure and whilst we realise that it is not the most interesting of subjects, we would encourage you to read our Privacy Policy as it gives you important information about your personal information and your rights.

Our website provides a platform that can be used by job seekers to find jobs and for employers to advertise vacancies and look for suitable candidates. You can set up your own account and have complete control of the personal information that you give us and what we do with it.

We will always be open with you and so we have written this policy to tell you:

  • What personal information you can give us
  • How we may use your personal information (if you agree)
  • Who we work with to provide your account and our website
  • Where we keep your personal information
  • How long we keep your personal information
  • How we keep your personal information safe
  • Your choices and rights

This website is owned and operated by Niche Jobs Limited. When you have any comments or queries about this website please contact us at and a HUMAN will reply.

We last updated this Privacy Policy on 13.04.18.

Personal Information you give to us

Setting up an account or using our website

You may provide us with the following information about yourself:

  • your name and address
  • your contact details including email address and telephone number
  • other information to allow us to provide the services you have requested
  • your CV/details relating to your qualifications and experience
  • what sector you are interested in
  • what jobs you are applying for and have applied for previously

Other times you can give us personal information

You can give us information when you:

  • Set up an account on our website
  • Apply for a position that we are advertising on behalf of an employer
  • Submit a CV to our website
  • Sign up for our newsletter (blog notifications)
  • Sign up for a job alert email
  • Save a job
  • Comment on a blog
  • Contact us via email or by telephone for any reason


Cookies are text files that sites store on users' computers. They make sites easier to use. They don't do anything to your own computer (they can't run software or send viruses).

As said, our cookies are used to improve your experience of our site.

We don't follow or track your own personal movements on the site. It provides us with information that isn't personally identifiable. And it also allows us to make your experience of the site better. For instance, when you hit Apply and have to register, you might want to land back on the page you started on.

Remember that you may be able to set your cookie preferences via your browser. But be aware that many sites may not work properly, or as easily, once you do this.

To find out more read our Cookies Policy.

How we may use your Personal Information

With your agreement, we may use your personal information:

  • to process your request to be added to our CV database
  • to pass on to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • to pass on to employers looking for candidates like you where you have given us permission to do so
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this
  • to fulfil any contracts you have entered into with us
  • to tailor the services that we offer to you with your needs and interests
  • comply with our legal obligations
  • to tell you about changes to our services or website
  • to help us develop our website to make it better for all users
  • to get your feedback on our website and services
  • to administer our website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis, research)
  • to keep our website safe and secure

Our legal basis for using your information

The law only allows us to use your personal information in certain limited circumstances. We have listed these below and what information they allow us to process.

1. With your consent

With your agreement we may:

  • set up an account on our website
  • process your request to be added to our CV database
  • provide your details to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • provide your details to employers looking for candidates like you
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this

2. When we have a contract with you

We may use your information to comply with a contract that we have entered into with you:

  • to provide the services you have requested
  • to administer and provide the website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis & research)
  • to tell you about changes to our website or our services
  • to help us (or our software developers) improve the website

3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests

We may provide you with marketing information about our own products and services similar to those that you have purchased or enquired about (unless you tell us to stop).

4. To comply with a legal obligation

We do this when we have to comply with legislation such as tax laws.

Our Marketing

We may provide you with information about products, services, special offers, and other news where we feel these may interest you.

Depending on what contact information you have given to us, we may contact you by email or post. We will only do this where you have consented to receiving such information from us.

You can opt out of such marketing at any time and If you wish to do so, please email us at

Working with other organisations

Employers and Recruitment Agencies

With your consent we will make available your 'CV Profile' with hiring employers and recruitment agencies. If you want to see the current list of employers and recruitment agencies, please see here.

When you submit your information you are given a choice as to whether you want your details to be visible to companies advertising on our website, our options are:

  • By selecting hiring organisations to contact you we will allow employers and recruitment agencies to view your CV Profile if they are looking for candidates for positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in.
  • By selecting to 'Hide' this option your information will only be visible to the company whose job you have applied for and yourself and the staff of Niche Jobs Ltd for administrative purposes.

We are not a recruitment agency and we provide our website and services to you free of charge to allow a simple and easy way to access your future job. As such we do not have any control over how an employer or recruitment agency deals with your information once they have downloaded it from our database and they make their own decisions as to what to do with your personal information. We do ensure that any organisation who accesses your information has signed up to terms and conditions requiring that they deal with your information safely and securely and that they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and any subsequent UK legislation.

If you have indicated to us that you wish to apply for jobs overseas, then we may provide your information to organisations who are not subject to the same data protection legislation that we have in force in the UK. In these cases, we only deal with organisations who have agreed to deal with your information in line with GDPR and UK legislation.

Other third parties

In order to provide your account and our website we may have to allow our trusted partners to have access to your personal information. These organisations include:

  • Our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you
  • Our website developers who need to see your information in order to keep our website up and running

We work with the following organisations:

What laws we may have to comply with

We may have to disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • If we sell our business in which case the personal information that we hold will be part of the transferred assets
  • If we are required by law, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use. This includes exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction

Third Party Privacy Policies

Our site may contain links to websites owned by other organisations. If you follow a link to another website, these websites they will have their own privacy policy.  We suggest that you check the policies of any other websites before giving them your personal information as we cannot accept responsibility for any other website.

Where we keep your Personal Information

Storage of Personal Information

We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse. All personal information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or on secure servers operated by a third party located in the EEA.

All third parties who provide services or software to us are required to sign a contract requiring them to have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse.

Retention of information

We will store your CV Profile (name, email, employment history etc) for as long as you wish us to.

At any time you can login to add to it, edit it or remove it completely.

After a year of first registering a process will start to regularly remind you that you are storing your file with us.

As soon as there has been a period of 12 months since you last logged in we will:

  • a. automatically 'Hide' your CV Profile (even if you originally consented to it)
  • b. email you*
  • c. make it clear how you can add to your CV Profile (to add new qualifications, update your recent employment records etc), edit your details or remove everything completely
  • * if your email no longer receives we'll delete your records since you won't be able to log in to do it yourself or receive our notices that it needs updating

Plus, we will email you 6 months after you last logged in to remind you to hide your CV Profile if it is still visible.

And we will stay in touch to remind you that you are using the site to store your CV Profile for future easy use throughout your entire career.

If we do not have hear from you (if you do not login), we will delete your account after 5 years.


If you chose to send us information via email, we cannot guarantee the security of this information until it is delivered to us.

Your rights

Access to your information

You have the right to access information that we hold about you. If you wish to receive a copy of the information that we hold, please contact at [Data queries Email] or write to us at the address above

Changing or deleting your information

You can ask us at any time to change, amend or delete the information that we hold about you or ask us not to contact you with any further marketing information. You can also ask us to restrict the information that we process about you.

You can request that we change, amend, delete your information or restrict our processing by emailing us at

You can also login to see all the information you have given us about your career profile to do the above yourself, at any time.

Right to prevent Automated decision making

You have a right to ask us to stop any automated decision making. We do not intentionally carry out such activities, but if you do have any questions or concerns we would be happy to discuss them with you and you can contact us at

Transferring Personal Information

You have the right to request that your personal information is transferred by us to another organisation (this is called "data portability"). Please contact us at with the details of what you would like us to do and we will try our best to comply with your request. If may not be technically feasible, but we will work with you to try and find a solution.


If you make a request to us under this Privacy Policy and you are unhappy with the response, you can ask for the request to be reviewed under our internal complaints procedure. Our internal complaints procedure allows your request to be reviewed by Managing Director who will do their best to try and resolve the issue.

If you have been through the internal complaints procedure and are still not happy with the result, then you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. They can be contacted as follows:


Telephone: 03031231113


Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We review our Privacy Policy on a frequent basis to check that it accurately reflects how we deal with your information and may amend it if necessary. You should check this page regularly to see the most up to date information.

How to Contact us

We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy which can be sent to

  • 10 August 2012
  • 5 min read

Q+A - My job as an ODP

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs
What was your route of study into becoming an ODP? Why did you become an ODP? I did a pre-nursing course at college in Northern Ireland and, in those days, we were encouraged to go into Psychiatric Nursing. After a visit to the local Unit, I decided it wasn't a path I wanted to follow. While finishing my O Levels, I started to look for something to use my qualifications for and spotted an advert for a grade of staff called Theatre Technician. I applied to a number of hospitals and was taken on as a student at Guildford school; this, of course, was exciting for an 18 year old, not only starting a new job but moving far away from home as well. What did you want to be when you grew up? Is it surprising that you became an ODP? I had no idea - it varied from week to week depending on which brother came to see us! It came as no surprise that I ended up in an allied medical profession as through my teenage years, I was a member of St. Johns Ambulance Brigade and did my fair share of first aid for sporting events like the North West 200 Motor Bike Race and numerous football and rugby games. So, as I said, it was a natural progression from St.John’s to look at Nursing and then ODP jobs. Describe an average shift. As an agency ODP, I try and arrive early for any shift. This is for two reasons; so the employer knows I'm there and, if I break down on the way, I can arrange someone to cover. When working in a unit for the first time, I familiarise myself with the surroundings. Then I get set up for whatever is on the list and provide the assistance needed by my professional colleagues. At the end of the day, I try and leave my workplace as I would like to find it first thing in the morning. What's your favourite thing about ODP work? It has got to be patient care and contact. An operation for most people is a very scary, nerve-racking experience. To be, in most cases, the first point of contact in the operating theatre, it gives a sense of achievement to be able to get these patients to relax and be able to calm their fears. What resource online or offline have you found most useful in learning how to be good at your job? I use many resources both on and off line, but the Association for Perioperative Practice professional magazine and web pages I find on Google help a lot. I also use local and hospital libraries for research criteria. This not only keeps me up to speed with changes in the profession but also allows me to read the views of other professionals. Who would you recommend ODP work to? Anyone who has a natural bent towards nursing but who also has an interest in machines. It helps if you like boys and their toys and have the ability to keep abreast of the computer technology that appears to taking over the job. Describe someone who's great at ODP work. What traits, characteristics and practices do they have? A good ODP is someone who can plan ahead for most eventualities but remains calm in a crisis. Let me expand - an ODP should have the ability to second-guess the Anaesthetist and Surgeon and keep one step in front of their needs. The phrase, “Give me what I need, not what I've asked for.” springs to mind and is very true to many situations in Theatre. Tell me about the most interesting operation you've taken part in. At one unit I worked in, I helped set up the Bariatric theatre. This was a state-of-the-art multi-screened voice controlled unit so the Surgeon could change the lights, gas flow and so on from a head piece. If he so wished, he could have even phoned his wife from the device and say that he was on his way home for tea (not that that ever happened). So ,the most interesting procedure was doing a Laparoscopic Roux-en -Y gastric bypass and beaming the operation live to Spain where another surgeon talked an audience through what was happening. Heady stuff, full of pitfalls but very satisfying. What's the best way that your colleagues can help you do your job? I am a great believer in team work. The team understands and knows what we are looking to achieve, so let's work together and have none of the ‘that's-my-job’ nonsense which still exists in some units. Tell us about your first day as a proper ODP and what was going through your head. It was a gynae theatre and, as I set up the thought struck me: “If anything goes wrong you are on your own today. You've set up for the list, this is all down to you.”. I am pleased to say that the list passed without incident and in a blur. When it got to home time, I wondered where the day had disappeared to. Lost in your job, or what?! What was your 'struck-by-lightning' moment when you thought 'Wow, yep, I'm definitely an ODP now!'? The day when another very senior member of the team passed out and I was able to step in and take over holding the fort until someone with the appropriate qualification was able to come and continue. What advice would you give yourself if you could go back and talk to yourself when starting out? Pay attention and look to the future. Why? Because, in the last 40 years, the way that health care has developed has been truly amazing. How has your practice changed between when you started and now? How have you reflected and changed how you do things? Too numerous to pinpoint. Everything! From the way we monitor patients to the way that Surgery is performed. Even in the length of stay in hospital - in 1972, there were no day units and a very high percentage of patients were in for 5 days or more. Matron was queen and didn't take kindly to a speck of dirt spotted on her round. Yes, she was feared (I suspect, even by the doctors) and her word was law. The present day infection control nurses have a very hard act to follow. Do you hope to progress further in your career? Where do you think you might go with ODP work? I have now reached the stage where I'm happy plodding along to retirement - as the saying goes “Been there, seen it and done it”. In my time, I have been an ODA course coordinator, deputy Theatre Manager and currently am just in the throes of helping to set up my fourth Endoscopy unit. What would you say to someone thinking about training or applying for an ODP job? ‘Don't do it!’ – No, joking aside, they would be told not only to be attentive in lectures but to drink in the vast wealth of experience that their colleagues and seniors have. And never use the phrase “We are the future, you are the past”! The past has a way of nipping your bottom when you least expect it.

About the author

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs

I'm fascinated by the career choice we all make. It speaks so much about who we are. People choose to become a nurse or work in medicine or care for one of two reasons. One: simply, they always wanted to be a nurse or social worker or doctor. Two: even more simply, they want a job which helps people. In our blogs we explore the career choice that puts others first.

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  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder, Niche Jobs

I'm fascinated by the career choice we all make. It speaks so much about who we are. People choose to become a nurse or work in medicine or care for one of two reasons. One: simply, they always wanted to be a nurse or social worker or doctor. Two: even more simply, they want a job which helps people. In our blogs we explore the career choice that puts others first.