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  • Hatfield - £45 to £55 pa

    I am looking for a Quantity Surveyor/Senior Quantity Sueveyor with a utilities/heavy civils background who will be responsible for the control of costs, maximising value, minimising future liabilities and maintaining the required standard of quality and safety. Work within the project teams liaising with the Partner Commercial Lead, project engineers, procurement coordinators, schedulers, planners, site team managers, creating an environment of out performance.Key ResponsibilitiesProvide assistance with preparation of integrated cost forecasts for projects including the provision of cost reports out of CCMS either weekly or otherwise as agreed.Monitor insurance claims including collation of cost information in relation to claims.Ensure contract files and records are maintained and keep up to date.Ensure final accounts are prepared timely and accurately.Ensure financial information for audits is collated and cost assurance processes are followed.Keep the Programme Area Commercial Manager/Partner Commercial Lead and relevant Programme Managers informed of all relevant commercial issues including contract correspondence, preparing responses where appropriateEnsure actual costs are collated in accordance with the respective WBS and all cost base requirements are captured.Your Skills And KnowledgeEducated to Degree level in an engineering or scientific discipline, or equivalent experienceKnowledge and experience of NEC3 Contracts & sub-contract administrationIdeally you will have a background in utilities, construction or healthcare building and construction.Siteman, Coins or equivalent system knowledgeA proficient user of MS Office, especially ExcelA good knowledge of Sub-contractsPurchase ledger experienceAbility to work under pressure and meet deadlinesA full UK Driving LicencePay And BenefitsSalary click apply possibly negotiable depending on experienceCompany vehicle - fuel card (business use only)Annual bonus and contributory pension schemeTraining, development and career opportunities availableCompany mobile phoneTravel time - paid over 1 hour either way call Matt today for an exploratory conversation 01962 896 369!

  • West End - £40 to £45,000 pa

    I am looking for a Quantity Surveyor/Senior Quantity Sueveyor with a utilities/heavy civils background who will be responsible for the control of costs, maximising value, minimising future liabilities and maintaining the required standard of quality and safety. Work within the project teams liaising with the Partner Commercial Lead, project engineers, procurement coordinators, schedulers, planners, site team managers, creating an environment of out performance.Key ResponsibilitiesProvide assistance with preparation of integrated cost forecasts for projects including the provision of cost reports out of CCMS either weekly or otherwise as agreed.Monitor insurance claims including collation of cost information in relation to claims.Ensure contract files and records are maintained and keep up to date.Ensure final accounts are prepared timely and accurately.Ensure financial information for audits is collated and cost assurance processes are followed.Keep the Programme Area Commercial Manager/Partner Commercial Lead and relevant Programme Managers informed of all relevant commercial issues including contract correspondence, preparing responses where appropriateEnsure actual costs are collated in accordance with the respective WBS and all cost base requirements are captured.Your Skills And KnowledgeEducated to Degree level in an engineering or scientific discipline, or equivalent experienceKnowledge and experience of NEC3 Contracts & sub-contract administrationIdeally you will have a background in utilities, construction or healthcare building and construction.Siteman, Coins or equivalent system knowledgeA proficient user of MS Office, especially ExcelA good knowledge of Sub-contractsPurchase ledger experienceAbility to work under pressure and meet deadlinesA full UK Driving LicencePay And BenefitsSalary click apply possibly negotiable depending on experienceCompany vehicle - fuel card (business use only)Annual bonus and contributory pension schemeTraining, development and career opportunities availableCompany mobile phoneTravel time - paid over 1 hour either way

  • Hatfield - £45 to £50 pa

    Quantity Surveyor needed on a permanent basis to work out of North Yorkshire on a Groundwork's project for a well known nationwide contractor looking to add to their team, constantly winning new business this company is a great place to be right now providing a healthy salary and package for the lucky candidate. Responsibilities:To assist the Divisional Directors, Contracts Managers and Site Agents in the commercial and contractual issues on site and contribute to the resolution of these issues.Review new / varied items and check quotations of new rates and conditionsTo check and maintain the timely submission of applications and final accounts.To ensure adequate representation of commercial interests at site meetings.To assist with internal reporting and forecasting.To assist with reviewing and commenting on tender documentation during tender period and, if successful, handover.To assist with sub contract management from negotiation and preparation of sub-contract orders, on-site management and final account.Preparing and negotiating claims in conjunction with the Managing Directors (Civil Engineering) Divisional Directors, Contracts Managers.Vetting of final accounts.Preparing of a final account report.To maintain an awareness of the different Conditions of Contracts in current use and understanding of the implications of health and safety regulationsBe aware of the Company's Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality systems and procedures and ensure their application as they relate to their areas of responsibility.Job Skills:Be able to work to deadlines in high-pressure situations in a results driven environment.Strong commercial acumen and proven problem-solving ability.Strong communicator over letters, email, phone, meetings and in presentationsBe able to work well within a team.Full UK driving license.The ability to see a commercial opportunity.The ability to identify and manage project budgets and supporting the Contracts Manager in delivering within budget.Understanding the importance of, and the having the ability to control costsExperience in sub-contract procurement and managementGood negotiation and influencing skills are required as the role is client facing.The ability to ensure that the site team keeps good records and captures variations.Working knowledge of standard forms of contract. Experience in CVR reporting. Strong experience of the civil engineering industryCall Matt today this wont be around long... 01962 896 369!

  • Highbridge - £40,000 to £55,000 pa

    ROLE: WORKS MANAGER - Structural SteelLOCATION: SOMERSETSALARY: £40,000 £55,000 Plus Package Proven production/factory manager required to head up and oversee the fabrication facility of a leading structural steel Contractor driving operational change and continuous improvement.One of the UK's leading fabricators and installers of structural steelwork are looking for a proven production/factory manager to head up and oversee the fabrication facility of a leading structural steel manufacturer, driving operational change and continuous improvement.The Position:The appointed Works Manager will be responsible for:Managing the steel fabrication works as safely and as efficiently as possibleScheduling fabrications to meet and exceed customer delivery requirementsDriving operational change throughout the worksEstablishing a culture of excellence and continuous improvementSupervising and coordinating the work of the production teamThe Candidate:Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:A proven track record of managing a fabrication facility and delivering behavioural changeClear understanding of relevant health & safety legislation and practicesThe ability to generate risk assessments and method statementsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsProven budget management experienceThe ability to understand and interpret technical 2D and 3D drawingsMy client operates in a very flat structure giving you the opportunity to work autonomously, structuring your own work schedule meaning the results of your work will be clearly recognised and rewarded as such.As the successful candidate you will be offered a substantial package, ongoing training and support and the opportunity to progress up the ladder.For more information please call Sharon O'Donnell on 01962 896 353 or drop me an email on if you feel you have the relevant requirements.

  • Leeds - £70,000 to £80,000 pa

    Additive Manufacturing Specialist Location: UK or GermanySalary: Competitive Our client is a leading global OEM looking for an Additive Manufacturing Specialist who will be reporting into the Global head of technology. They are looking for someone with hands on practical experience but also qualified to the appropriate level. Experience/ knowledge required:Fluent in English - Both written and verbalSolid understanding of material requirementsExperience with Selective Laser Melting (SLM)Experienced with heat treatment for goal material properties and manufactured components.Qualified to Masters, ideally PHD level If you would like a new challenge within a company at the height of technology, then please don't hesitate to contact me on 01962 896 366 or on email

  • Hampshire - Salary negotiable

    Role: Contracts Manager or Project Manager - Structural SteelLocation: Hampshire One of the Top Steel Specialist Contractors in the UK is currently looking for an exceptional Project Manager to join their business on a permanent basis to manage and oversee the steel structure phase of their construction projects.The company manage a number of large, well known projects in the industry and work alongside some of the best main contractors, so this would be a great position for someone who is experienced in the industry and would like to apply their skills, knowledge and experience on other well-known, large scale projects. Requirements/ability; Excellent knowledge and ability to read structural drawings, connection details and specifications of various qualityAbility to coordinate the Design; Production & Installation of Projects; fullyunderstand the project requirements/scope of works/specifications etc.ITP & Handover's to be managedAbility to produce programsAbility to liaise with Clients site team and engineersAbility to manage a team of Site Managers ensuring successful projects to their clientsAbility to liaise with the company buyer, workshop and QS's successfully working asa Team.Positive attitude to problems and dealing with staff of all levelsExperience being able to manage and understand ContractsIf you have the required skills/experience required and are looking to join a well-established company in the industry, then please do not hesitate to contact Sharon O'Donnell at your earliest convenience.

  • Bristol - £45,000 to £53,000 pa

    Position: Design Manager / Drawing Office Manager Location: BristolAn outstanding opportunity has become available for a talented Design Manager looking to further their career with an Award Winning company in the steel engineering industry. On offer is a strong starting salary package in conjunction with significant career progression. You will also benefit from working with industry experts which will aid in developing your career and ensure you become a true expert in your field.The RoleDegree or Higher National qualification in a relevant disciplineTechnical office experienceExperience using engineering CAD software systemsBuilding construction knowledgeExperience of managing programmes and peopleExcellent interpersonal skillsExperience of working with external professional organisationsPlease apply with your up to date CV - all applications will be treated in confidence.All applicants must be immediately eligible to work in the UK.All applicants must hold a valid UK driving license. For more information please contact Sharon O'Donnell on 01962 896 353We will endeavour to respond to all applicants however due to the sheer volume of response, we can only guarantee that candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted.Keywords: CAD, AutoCAD, AutoDesk, Advance Steel, 2D, 3D, PDS, DWG, Draughtsman, Solidworks, Tekla, Design, Engineering, Windows, Metalwork, Steel work, Metal, Balconies, Fabrication, Staircases, Southampton, Poole, Dorset, Hampshire, Rail, Civil, Structure Steel work Detailing, parking, car parks

  • Mumbai City - Salary negotiable

    Fabrication Manager - SteelLocation: India A market leading structural steel contractor is currently looking to employ a Fabrication Manager to work in their facility in based in India.Management of fabrication projects from initial client enquiry, preparation of quotations, order/project winning, processing of production documents and issuing to production teams.Management of production productivity.Management of Labour, Budgeting, Job programming, business Development P&L responsibility for the business unit..Purchasing stock, this involves daily contact with suppliers on a project by project basis.Responsibility for the management, development and growth of the business unit.Required knowledge and experience Experience in the structural / architectural steel fabrication industry.Fully understand the fabrication processes in large fabrication environmentsPlanning and programming experience In return you will receive a generous salary, opportunity to progress throughout the company and be part of a senior management team giving you the autonomy to run yours and your teams own work schedule.For more information please contact Sharon O'Donnell at The Highfield Company

  • Mumbai City - Salary negotiable

    Fabrication Manager - SteelLocation: India A market leading structural steel contractor is currently looking to employ a Fabrication Manager to work in their facility in based in India.Management of fabrication projects from initial client enquiry, preparation of quotations, order/project winning, processing of production documents and issuing to production teams.Management of production productivity.Management of Labour, Budgeting, Job programming, business Development P&L responsibility for the business unit..Purchasing stock, this involves daily contact with suppliers on a project by project basis.Responsibility for the management, development and growth of the business unit.Required knowledge and experience Experience in the structural / architectural steel fabrication industry.Fully understand the fabrication processes in large fabrication environmentsPlanning and programming experience In return you will receive a generous salary, opportunity to progress throughout the company and be part of a senior management team giving you the autonomy to run yours and your teams own work schedule.For more information please contact Sharon O'Donnell at The Highfield Company

  • Bristol - Salary negotiable

    Role: Senior Quantity Surveyor Location: BristolCompany: Leading Tier 1 Main ContractorAn exceptional Senior Quantity Surveyor is required due to a new project, win for a highly reputable, market leading, Tier 1 main Contractor to lead, drive and deliver the busy Commercial and project team as well as all contractual matters on a complex Civils Infrastructure project based in Bristol. Requirements:Suitable qualification in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management (or similar) Experience working on Civil Engineering projects Good NEC Contract knowledgeStrong organisational and management skillsIn return for being a successful candidate you will be offered a competitive salary, depending on experience plus an attractive benefits package. Being such a successful contractor, there are numerous areas for growth and development. Lodging and subsistence will also be on offer for candidates working away from home.

  • Peterborough - £55,000 to £65,000 pa

    General ManagerLocation: Cambridgeshire Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 Plus Package (Based on Experience)My client is currently looking to employ a Senior Manager to over see the steel fabrication/temporary works division of the business. Management of fabrication projects from initial client enquiry, preparation of quotations, order/project winning, processing of production documents and issuing to production teams.Management of production productivity.Management of Labour, Budgeting, Job programming, business Development P&L responsibility for the business unit.Maintenance of the existing CE system.Management of stock levels.Purchasing stock, this involves daily contact with suppliers on a project by project basis.Responsibility for the management, development and growth of the business unit.Required knowledge and experience Experience in the structural / architectural steel fabrication industry.Fully understand the fabrication processes in a small-medium sized work shop.Planning and programming experience In return you will receive a generous salary, opportunity to progress throughout the company and be part of a senior management team giving you the autonomy to run yours and your teams own work schedule. For more information please contact Sharon O'Donnell at The Highfield Company

  • North Yorkshire - £30,000 to £40,000 pa

    Role: Design EngineerLocation: North YorkshireSalary: Up to £40,000We are currently looking for a Design Engineer to join a Steel specialist contractor based in North Yorkshire. They work on a wide variety of project types ranging from Commercial developments to large scale residential projects. You will be part of a fantastic team with an excellent pipeline of projects. They are looking for the following: -A minimum 3 years experience working on UK projects -Chartership or near Chartership (MIStructE or MICE) would be advantageous-Solid experience working on residential and commercial projects -A self sufficient Senior Engineer A competitive salary is on offer along with company benefits. Please Sharon O'Donnell at The Highfield Company for further details. Please apply by sending in an up to date CV and cover letter * "Senior Engineer" OR "Design engineer" OR "structural engineer" OR "engineer" OR "Steel engineer"

  • Hampshire - Salary negotiable

    ROLE: Assistant Contracts Manager - SteelLOCATION: Hampshire A market leading Steel Specialist is currently looking for a Assistant Project Manager to work on multi-million pound projects based across the UK.This opportunity gives you the chance to develop and train along side the Senior Project Manager and Operations Director. You will be overseeing the planning, technical design, fabrication and engineering aspects of each project.Please note this is a development role with a long term career progression plan for you to become a Senior Project Manager running your own million pound contracts. RequirementsTwo - 4 years years construction experience is essential. Experience within the steel industry is preferable.Degree desirableIf you would like to develop your career to the next step or progress from site work over to a more office based role with a experienced steel specialist this is the job for you! * Contract ManagerGet in touch with Sharon O'Donnell - Structural steel specialist at The Highfield Company

  • London - £260 to £320 pd

    ROLE: Site Manager LOCATION: London and SurroundingDAY RATE: £260 - £320 - Dependent on expereince and qualification A market leading Steel Specialist is currently looking for a Site Managers to be based on a multimillion pound project based in London. This opportunity gives you the chance to be completely autonomous in your position and have a real say in how to run your department and team. Duties:Day to day site management, direction and co-ordination of all site activities carried out by the company and its sub-contractors, with particular focus on health and safety, planning, programming and co-ordination with the company's off-site activitiesOn-site management and control of the company's site operations, both of in-house and sub-contracted activitiesDay-to-day monitoring, recording and documentation of the company's site activities including compilation of site progress reportsKnowledge & Experience:Strong knowledge of steel construction methods and practice in a management roleDemonstrable experience in the planning and programming of steel work (and associated packages) installationDemonstrable experience in the production of risk assessments, method statements, and associated site documentationDemonstrable experience in the erection of the majority of the steel structures and operations, in particular high rise structures, medium rise and city centre structures, refurbishment type work including welding operationsKey Qualifications:CSCS black/platinum in site managementSMSTS or IOSH equivalentCPCS Appointed Person - lifting operationsFull Driving LicenseIf you think you are right for this role then please get in touch with Sharon O'Donnell on 01962 896 353

  • West Midlands - £30,000 to £40,000 pa

    Position: Tekla DetailerLocation: West MidlandsSalary: £30,000 - £40,000 Plus PackageOutstanding opportunity for Tekla Detailer looking to further their career with a a specialist steel contractor in the steel engineering industry. On offer is a strong starting salary,package in conjunction with career progression. You will also benefit from working with industry experts which will aid in developing your longer term career.The Role* Attending site visits for measurements and customer liaison* Liaising with structural engineers and lead architects* Detailing and producing fabrications* Carrying out assignments using AutoCAD & TeklaThe Candidate * Strong knowledge of AutoCAD & Tekla* Minimum 2 years' experience in architecture and steel fabrication* Excellent customer service skillsKeywords: CAD, AutoCAD, AutoDesk, Advance Steel, 2D, 3D, PDS, DWG, Draughtsman, Solidworks, Tekla, Design, Engineering, Windows, Metalwork, Steelwork, Metal, Balconies, Fabrication, Staircases, Southampton, Poole, Dorset, Hampshire, Rail, Civil, Structure Steelwork DetailingFor more information please contact Sharon O'Donnell at The Highfield Company

  • London - £27,000 to £40,000 pa

    Job Title - Assistant Quantity SurveyorLocation ­- LondonAssistant Quantity Surveyor needed. Excellent full time PAYE opportunity to join a Market Leading Structural Steel work contractor to be based in the London office.Our client specialises in the design, build and management of structural steel work Projects, predominantly in London. They now seek an additional QS to join their team and they offer a very competitive salary for the right candidate, negotiable dependent upon experience.Job description & Responsibilities for an Assistant Quantity SurveyorOur client has several live projects across the London/Greater London area as well as a healthy pipeline on major projects. Some of your responsibilities whilst working with our client will be:Responsible for managing all project costs from pitch to completion.Undertaking cost analysis & preparing reconciliation documents.Attending meetings and liaising with stakeholders on commercial matters.Monitoring the cost of site resources.Inspecting and valuing sub-contract works.Completing sub-contract orders & payments efficiently to avoid any discrepancies.Preparing & sending out accurate Bill of Quantities documents.Aiding with monthly cost & value reports, quarterly reports & cash flow information.Key Skills & QualificationsDegree QualifiedIdeally some experience in quantity surveying for Construction projectsExcellent people skillsCommercially awareTeam playerExcellent written and verbal communication skillsIf this role is of interest to you then please contact Sharon O'Donnell on 01962 896 353

  • England - Salary negotiable

    Role: Engineer - Paving Location: Sites across the UK (lodge provided if needed) Company: Tier 1 Global ContractorProject: Concrete Paving on major Civils projects An exceptional Concrete Paving Engineer is required due to new project wins, to join my client, a leading, highly reputable, tier 1 Main Contractor to help deliver major, heavy civils schemes across the UK. Ideally the successful candidate will have good knowledge of concrete paving and will be flexible to travel across the different sites across the UK - lodging and subsistence if of course covered, plus an attractive salary / benefits will be on offer. Duties Ensure effective and efficient running of the site throughout project delivery Establish accurate and clear setting out on the groundMaintain the long term setting outConcrete batch testingPlan and monitor sections of worksEnsure HSEQ on site is adhered to Requirements:Suitable qualification in Civil / Engineering Proven technical Civil Engineering experience Knowledge of Concrete Paving and Concrete batch testing

  • Bristol - Salary negotiable

    Role: Intermediate Quantity Surveyor Location: BristolCompany: Leading Tier 1 Main ContractorA driven, motivated Quantity Surveyor is currently required for a highly reputable, market leading, Tier 1 main Contractor to help the Senior QS run, drive and deliver the busy Commercial team and all contractual matters on a complex Civils Infrastructure project based at Bristol Airport. Requirements:Suitable qualification in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management (or similar) Experience working on Civil Engineering projects (Not a must)Strong organisational and management skillsIn return for being a successful candidate you will be offered a competitive salary, depending on experience plus an attractive benefits package. Being such a successful contractor, there are numerous areas for growth and development. This really is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the market leaders in this field

  • Jamaica - $5,000 to $8,000 pm

    Role: Managing Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager - BuildingLocation: CaribbeanPackage: Basic salary US $5,000 - $8,000 per month tax free + accommodation + vehicle + medical + flightsI am working with a leading Caribbean construction group with a great reputation for delivering a diverse range of construction projects across the Caribbean. As such they are a very stable employer and you will have longevity of employment.They are currently in need of a Managing QS or Commercial Manager specifically with a building contracting background to oversee the Commercial function across a number of Caribbean Islands. You will report straight into the senior management. The role is key for this company and they are willing to invest long term into the right candidate.PackageBasic salary US $5,000 - $8,000 per month free of taxAccommodationVehicleFlightsMedical coverIf you fully match the above criteria please contact Gideon Towers.

  • Kazakhstan - $12,000 to $15,000 pm

    Role: Commercial Manager (Major Build Projects)Location: KazakhstanPackage: US $12,000 to $15,000 per month free of tax + medical insurance + flightsI am looking for a major projects Commercial Manager to work with a large international construction group in Kazakhstan.This company already have a lot of work, however they need a Commercial Manager for a major building development valued in excess of US $700m. Their pipeline works will mean excellent career progression and longevity of employment.Prerequisites for positionExperience on building projects in excess of US $500mCONTRACTOR backgroundExperience with large well known blue chip construction groupsIdeally degree qualified (Civil or QS)PackageThe package figure will range between US $12,000 to $15,000 per month and will be paid free of tax. Additionally you will receive medical insurance and flights.If you fully match the above criteria please contact Gideon Towers.

Internal Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice (Internal)

The Highfield Recruitment Company Limited

Introduction

This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which we use personal data in respect of our internal recruitment and employment procedures.

We are The Highfield Recruitment Company Limited of 29 Carlton Crescent, Southampton, SO15 2EW. We are registered in England & Wales under company number 07010303.

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. Where appropriate, we shall contact you to notify you of any material changes to the Privacy Notice. You should check for updates periodically to ensure that you understand (i) how we are using your personal data and (ii) your legal rights around our usage of such personal data.

Who Should Read This Privacy Notice?

You should read this Privacy Notice if you are:

  • An Applicant for employment
  • An Employee, including any onsite temporary worker, casual staff, consultant, apprentice etc.

If you are a Candidate, Client Contact or Supplier Representative, you should refer to our external Privacy Notice instead. This is available to view here

Definitions

This Privacy Notice uses the following defined terms:

Applicant means a person who has submitted an application or enquiry, directly or indirectly, with a view to becoming an Employee.

Data Protection Legislation means (i) unless and until the GDPR is no longer directly applicable in the UK, the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK and then (ii) any successor legislation to the GDPR or the Data Protection Act 1998.

Employee means a current or former employee of ours, including permanent, fixed-term, temporary and casual staff who are or have been (i) employed or otherwise engaged by us or (ii) supplied to us by a third-party employment business to work within our offices. We use the term “Employee” within this Privacy Notice to refer generically to someone who works for us or provides services to our business personally but nothing in this Privacy Notice is intended to affect your employment status in any respect.

Third-Party Services Provider means any relevant third-party business which provides services to us, such as our:

  • Professional advisers including accountants, tax advisors and lawyers;
  • Pension provider;
  • Provider of employee benefits;
  • Insurers;
  • IT services providers and software providers;
  • Independent consultants and subcontractors

How We Obtain Personal Data

If you are an Applicant, we may obtain personal data relating to you:

  • Directly if you have:
    • Applied for an internal vacancy through our website;
    • Completed an application for employment form;
    • Sent your CV directly to us;
    • Attended an interview or assessment day with us.
  • Indirectly from:
    • Third-party recruitment businesses;
    • Job boards and CV search databases, such as Total Jobs, CV Library, Career Structure and Jobsite
    • Professional networking sites, such as LinkedIn;
    • Third-party referees; and
    • Individuals who have recommended you to us.

If you are an Employee, we may obtain personal data relating to you:

  • Directly from you in the ordinary course of your employment relationship with us
  • Indirectly from:
    • Other employees within our business, such as your direct manager, your colleagues and our senior managers;
    • Third Party Services Providers who process your personal data on our behalf;
    • Medical and occupational health practitioners and advisors;
    • Governmental bodies, such as HMRC, the Department for Work and Pensions and HMCTS; and
    • Background checking services such as the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Types of Information We Hold

If you are an Employee or Applicant, we may collect, store and process the following types of personal information about you:

  • Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses;
  • Your gender, date of birth, marital status and nationality;
  • Proof of your right to work in the United Kingdom such as copies of your passport and, where applicable, visa, residence permit or similar government documents;
  • Proof of your identity and address;
  • Your qualifications and certifications;
  • Any information within your CV, cover letter and application form;
  • Any other information captured during the recruitment process; and
  • Academic, professional and personal references from third parties.

If you are an Employee, we may also collect, store and process the following types of personal information about you:

  • Next of kin and emergency contact information;
  • National Insurance number;
  • Dates of employment or engagement;
  • Details of the days and times which you have worked;
  • Bank account details, payroll records and tax status information;
  • Salary, annual leave, pension and benefits information;
  • Location of employment or workplace;
  • Employment records (including job titles, work history, working hours, training records and professional memberships);
  • Remuneration and payment history;
  • Performance information;
  • Disciplinary and grievance information;
  • CCTV footage and other information obtained through electronic means such as door access records;
  • Geolocation data from any “connected” device or equipment belonging to us which you may use in the course of your employment or engagement with us;
  • Information about your use of our information and communications systems; and
  • Photographs.

If you are an Applicant or Employee, we may also collect, store and use the following "special categories" of more sensitive personal information:

  • Information about your race or ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and political opinions;
  • Trade union membership;
  • Information about your health, including any medical condition, disability, health and sickness records; and
  • Information about criminal convictions and offences.

How We Use Personal Data

If you are an Applicant or an Employee, we may use your personal data to:

  • Make a decision about your appointment or engagement;
  • Determine the basis on which you may be employed or engaged by us, where applicable;
  • Check that you are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom;
  • Verify the information which you have provided during the recruitment process;
  • Carry out data analysis into Applicant attraction and conversion; and
  • Carry out Equal Opportunities monitoring

If you are an Employee, we may also use your personal data to:

  • Pay you and, where applicable, deduct tax and National Insurance contributions;
  • Where applicable, provide benefits to you such as Pension, Life Insurance, Childcare Vouchers, Private Healthcare, Eyecare Vouchers and Ride to Work Vouchers;
  • Liaise with your pension provider;
  • Administer the contract we have entered into with you;
  • Conduct business management and planning, including accounting and auditing;
  • Conducting performance reviews, managing performance and determining performance requirements;
  • Make decisions about salary reviews and compensation;
  • Assess qualifications for a particular job or task, including decisions about promotions;
  • Gather evidence for possible grievance or disciplinary hearings;
  • Make decisions about your future or continued employment or engagement;
  • Make arrangements for the termination of our working relationship;
  • Assess the need for and provide education, training and personal development;
  • Deal with legal disputes involving you, or other employees, workers and contractors, including accidents at work;
  • Ascertain your fitness to work;
  • Manage sickness absence;
  • Comply with health and safety obligations;
  • Prevent fraud;
  • Monitor your use of our information and communication systems to ensure compliance with our IT policies;
  • Ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access to our computer and electronic communications systems and preventing malicious software distribution; and
  • Conduct data analytics studies to review and better understand employee retention and attrition rates.

If you are an Employee, we may also use your sensitive personal data in the following ways:

  • We will use information relating to leaves of absence, which may include sickness absence or family related leaves, to comply with employment and other laws;
  • We will use information about your physical or mental health, or disability status, to ensure your health and safety in the workplace and to assess your fitness to work, to provide appropriate workplace adjustments, to monitor and manage sickness absence and to administer benefits; and
  • We will use information about your race or national or ethnic origin, religious, philosophical or moral beliefs, or your sexual life or sexual orientation, to ensure meaningful equal opportunity monitoring and reporting.

Our Lawful Basis for Processing Data

We are entitled to process your personal data where it is necessary for the performance of the contract for services or contract of service to which you are a party, either directly with us or, in some circumstances, with a third party such as an employment business. This includes any processing which may be necessary at the preliminary stage prior to you entering into such contract.

We may also process your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, such as the obligation to maintain suitable business and financial records.

In accordance with Article 9 (2)(b) of the GDPR, we are entitled to process your sensitive personal data where we need to carry out our obligations or exercise our rights in the field of employment. Under very limited circumstances, we may also ask for consent to process your sensitive personal data.

Where We Process Personal Data

Your personal data is primarily held and processed by us in the United Kingdom.

In addition to our database, we may use Microsoft OneDrive to store personal data relating to you. We have ascertained that this data is kept within a data centre within the United Kingdom.

We have put in place appropriate safeguards to ensure that your data is only transferred to jurisdictions with enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies in respect of data privacy breaches. We will therefore only transfer your personal data to jurisdictions outside of the EEA where:

  • There are binding corporate rules in place regarding the transfer of such data within the Group, in accordance with Article 47 of the GDPR. This means that the data transfer is between group companies and those group companies have agreed to share that data in accordance with the rules specified by the European Commission.
  • The European Commission has made an adequacy decision in respect of such jurisdiction. This means that the European Commission has pre-approved the data privacy regime in the relevant non-EEA country. At present, the European Commission-approved jurisdictions are Andorra, Argentina, Canada (commercial organisations), Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Israel, Isle of Man, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland, Uruguay and the US (limited to the Privacy Shield framework).
  • The transfer of data is subject to the model contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission. This means that we have a data-sharing agreement in place which complies with the requirements set out by the European Commission; or
  • You have expressly given informed consent to the transfer of such data.

Parties with Whom We May Share Data

We may share your personal data for legitimate purposes with:

  • Our directors, officers and employees where it is appropriate and necessary to do so;
  • Where applicable, any third-party company through which you are contracting;
  • Third-Party Services Providers;
  • Any third-party who you have engaged and to whom you have confirmed that we may provide personal data, such as your bank or mortgage advisor;
  • Our clients, where it is reasonable and necessary to do so e.g. where we provide your business contact information or, in the event of a dispute, provide internal communications or explanations as to the actions which you have taken;
  • Any third party to which we may be planning to transfer or sell a relevant part of our business;
  • Governmental departments and agencies where we are permitted or required by law to do so.

If we share your information with any third party, we will require them to respect your data privacy and only use your data for the purpose for which it was provided or otherwise as permitted by law.

Automated Decision Making

Automated decision-making takes place when an electronic system uses personal information to make a decision without human intervention. All decisions which are made in the course of our business processes involve human intervention. We do not therefore expect to make any decisions about you using automated means.

Data Security

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 Data Protection Manager.

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.

Data Retention

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

If you are an Applicant, we will usually retain your personal data for one year from the date on which the recruitment decision is made, unless you become an Employee, in which case the provisions below shall apply.

If you are an Employee, our standard data retention period is six years from the date on which our working relationship ends. After this time, we will usually remove your personal data from our records. Where we are required to keep any information (i) for auditing or compliance purposes (ii) to comply with our contractual obligations to third parties or (iii) in respect of any potential or actual legal proceedings, we shall keep your data for as long as is strictly necessary for these purposes, which is typically for seven years from the date on which our working relationship ends.

In some circumstances we may completely anonymise your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.

Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Your duty to inform us of changes. It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your working relationship with us.

Your rights in connection with personal information. Under certain circumstances, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (Subject Access Request). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it. You will not usually have to pay a fee to access your personal information but we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to remove or remove personal information where the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected/processed or you have objected to the processing and there is no overriding legitimate interest for continuing the processing.
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest and you object on “grounds relating to your particular situation.”
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to block or suppress the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it or if you have also objected to the processing as above.
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party when the processing is based on consent and carried out by automated means. This right is not applicable to any data processing carried out by ACME.

If you want to exercise any of the above rights, please contact the Data Protection Manager in writing. We will consider your request and confirm the actions which we have taken in response to such request.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is an appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact the Data Protection Manager. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law. We will confirm the actions which we have taken in respect of any such request.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of the manner in which we have processed your personal data or dealt with your decision to exercise any of the rights set out in this section, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office in the United Kingdom. Their details are:

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or, if you prefer to use a national rate number, 01625 545 745

Email: casework@ico.org.uk

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, you can speak to your line manager (where applicable) or contact our Operations Director at The Highfield Company, 29 Carlton Cres, Southampton SO15 2EW. Alternatively, you may telephone us on 01962 397777 or email us at customerservice@thehighfieldcompany.com.