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  • Derby - £35,000 to £40,000 pa

    Structural Design EngineerDerbyshire£35-40,000PAA Market Leading structures business in the Midlands is looking for a Structural Design Engineer to come on board and join the design team, producing structural designs, assessing designs and calculating proposals. You should be keen to broaden your knowledge of engineering to include fabrication techniques, temporary works, connection design and 3D modelling as well as scheme and detailed design in engineered timberIdeally, you will come from a building design background with 2-5 years experience, be degree qualified and working towards ICE or IStructE. You must have a working knowledge of British Standards and Eurocodes. If you feel you are suitable, contact Hannah on 01962 896338 OR

  • Hampshire - £35,000 to £50,000 pa

    ROLE: Site Manager LOCATION: South Coast / London A market leading Steel Specialist is currently looking for a Site Managers to be based on projects across the South Coast and London. The company work on some really iconic and bespoke special projects as well as Larger London based construction projects.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 Gold/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

  • Milton Keynes - £40,000 to £45,000 pa

    Role: Environmental & Sustainability Business Partner Location: Nationwide role Are you an experienced Environmental Manager who has worked within Sustainability Projects within the Construction Sector? Are you looking for an opportunity to shape a new role, creating policies and strategic direction? Then a key role within the HSEQ of a Market leading Civil Engineering Contractor could be for you. My client is looking to recruit a degree qualified Environmental and Sustainability specialist with site based experience within the Construction Sector to provide advice on environmental related topics and to develop and deploy the company strategy, policies and procedures. You will be a self starter, able to manage your own diary and flexible on travel to sites across the country. Your duties will include:Development of the Environmental Management and Sustainability Objectives and Strategy.Provide specialist environmental and sustainability advice.Review environmental management system, develop and update policies, processes, procedures.Collate, review and approve monthly Environmental Reports and Investigations as requiredDevelop and rollout training on environmental and sustainability matters Ideal Experience include:Environmental or Sustainability degree with 5 years' relevant experience in environmental management.Audit qualifications and experience of ISO 14001 management systems audits.Experience with external audit agencies and enforcement authorities.Detailed knowledge of Environmental Legislation.Experience in Permitting and Waste Management implementation. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company with great vision and a clear path to success. Please contact Peter Morse as soon as possible if you think you are suitable for this role.

  • Kent - £25,000 to £30,000 pa

    ROLE: Assistant Project Manager - SteelLOCATION: KentSALARY: Up to £35,000A leading Secondary 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.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 - steel specialist at The Highfield Company

  • Leominster - Salary negotiable

    Structural Steel EstimatorHerefordshire Experience Dependant We are pleased to be working with a leading Structural Steel contractor to source an experienced Estimator. Steelwork Estimator.The successful applicant will work closely with the Estimating Manager either in the office or remotely. The successful applicant will take off all steel work from architects and engineers drawings alike as well as from material lists produced from 3D steel drafting systems used internally and by external detailed.The successful application will liaise with other internal departments as well as external third parties such as architects and engineers when required. You will also be involved in helping to order and process orders for the steelwork and associated materials,so the role does have a good variety of work to it.You must be proficient with standard Microsoft office applications, but particularly experienced in using excel. Any experience using any propriety Estimating or MIS systems would be useful but not at all essential.The successful applicant must have at least two years experience of estimating structural steel work and preferably having worked within a structural steelwork fabrication company. Knowledge of associated building elements and materials such as cladding would be an advantage.

  • Ashford - Salary negotiable

    Assistant Project Manager Kent Circa £30,000PA (experience dependant) We are working with an up and coming Steel Construction Specialist to source an Assistant Project Manager for their office in Kent.With a full order book and more work in the pipeline, this client is in need of an Assistant Project Manager to join the team and work closely with Directors to oversee multiple projects and visit sites when necessary.This is the opportunity for someone to grow with a business, get involved with a variety of projects and learn from industry specialists.The ideal candidate will have experience in structural and architectural metalwork but could just have come from a construction background. The main requirement for this role is someone determined and willing to learn. If you're interested in having a further chat, please contact Hannah on 01962 896338 OR

  • Ashford - Salary negotiable

    Assistant Project Manager Kent Circa £30,000PA (experience dependant) We are working with an up and coming Steel Specialist to source an Assistant Project Manager for their office in Kent.With a full order book and more work in the pipeline, this client is in need of an Assistant Project Manager to join the team and work closely with Directors to oversee multiple projects. This is the opportunity for someone to grow with a business, get involved with a variety of projects and learn from industry specialists.The ideal candidate will have experience in structural and architectural metalwork but could just have come from a construction background. The main requirement for this role is someone determined and willing to learn. If you're interested in having a further chat, please contact Hannah on 01962 896338 OR

  • Littlehampton - £40,000 to £50,000 pa

    Role: EstimatorLocation: West SussexWe are pleased to represent our client, a well-respected and award winning structural and secondary steel work contractor based in West Sussex. The company design, fabricate and erect steel work structures in the industrial, commercial, retail and leisure sectors in both the UK and Internationally. Due to continued growth and a very full order book, they now require an experienced:Steelwork Estimator.The successful applicant will work closely with and report directly to, the Managing Director. The company benefits from a very flat structure, giving you the autonomy to structure your own schedule and allowing your results to be recognised and rewarded as such.The successful applicant will take off all steel work from architects and engineers drawings alike as well as from material lists produced from 3D steel drafting systems used internally and by external detailed.The successful application will liaise with other internal departments as well as external third parties such as architects and engineers when required. You will also be involved in helping to order and process orders for the steel work and associated materials,so the role does have a good variety of work to it.The successful applicant must have at least two years experience of estimating structural steel work and preferably having worked within a structural steelwork fabrication company. Knowledge of associated building elements and materials such as cladding would be an advantage.All applicants must come from a steel work fabrication or very similar background with the relevant experience for this role.If you would like to pursue this opportunity further, please forward your cv as soon as convenient OR call 01962 896338

  • Ashford - Salary negotiable

    Quantity Surveyor Kent Circa £30,000PA (experience dependant) We are working with an up and coming Steel Specialist to source a Quantity Surveyor for their office in Kent.This client is about to go through a huge period of growth and are hoping to source a driven, experienced Quantity Surveyor to come on board and help push the business forward.The ideal candidate will have commercial experience in structural and architectural metalwork but could just have come from a construction background. If you're interested in having a further chat, please contact Hannah on 01962 896338 OR

  • Herefordshire - £30,000 to £35,000 pa

    Works ForemanHerefordshire£30-35,000PA A successful Structural Steel firm is looking for a Works Foreman for their workshop. Someone who has extensive experience in a workshop environment and feels comfortable managing a team. Ideally from a steel fabrication background but willing to consider options. Please contact Hannah on 01962 896338 or

  • Southampton - £45,000 to £48,000 pa

    Site Manager - Steel BridgesSouthamptonCirca £48,000PA + Overtime nights and weekends A local Engineering firm are looking to speak to Site Managers from a steel background, preferably with experience working on steel bridge projects. Projects span along the South Coast from Dorset to Kent and up to London - travel with this role is to be expected. The ideal candidate will also have a Black CSCS card and a full UK driving licence. If you are interested, please get in touch on 01962 896338 OR

  • London - £35,000 to £40,000 pa

    Role: Business Support Manager - Civil Engineering Contractor Location: London Are you an experienced Operations Office Manager with a history of supporting business growth, efficiency and profitability? Are you looking for an opportunity to support a Senior Leadership Team within a Tier 1 Civil Engineering Contractor working on a long term Framework? Then a role within this Market leading Contractor could be for you. My client is looking to recruit an experienced Office Manager with demonstrable track record in business support and communications. The ability to organise large events and secure resources for projects, whilst supporting the Leadership Team would be desirable. The successful candidate will be a highly articulate individual with excellent written communications and presentation skills. You will have previous experience of working within a similar role, managing the communications across a business whilst building relationships with key stakeholders. Your duties will include:Organising and recording the Senior Leadership Team's activity.Collation of internal and external messages and communications to enable the Leadership Team to effectively coordinate and function within the Client.Principal point of contact for central coordination between the Leadership Team and other bodies.Ensuring the correct notifications and advisory messages are issued and checking compliance with requests. Ideal Qualifications include:Educated to Degree level, or equivalent experienceExperience in Office Administration Management This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly expanding market leading company with advance orders and scope for career progression. Please contact Peter Morse as soon as possible if you think you are suitable for this role.

  • Southern UK - Salary negotiable

    If you hadn’t already guessed it, this role is about taking responsibility for all of our Group’s engineering, design and innovation. If you want to push yourself to the highest possible level of engineering brilliance, then you would put yourself forward for this role – a role which will give you the opportunity to enhance both your own and our reputation for technical excellence. It will mean leading and managing our Engineering teams, providing strategic vision for the function of engineering, design and innovation. You will be tasked with proactively seeking new technology, BIM advances, industry standards, etc. to enable the Group to remain as the leading Structural Steel Engineering organisation of choice for clients. Of course, you’d want to know that our Group delivers to the same level of distinction as you.  Our Engineering team is the in-house creative hub around which all Group activities revolve and employs the best thinkers in technology and engineering to drive innovation and the creation of market-leading solutions. At the heart of our success is a willingness to constantly evolve and adopt new ideas, processes and technologies to meet our industry’s challenges today and in the future. Don’t just take our word for it - we have won top awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018 at the Structural Design Awards, with the judges stating our engineering design being a fundamental part of our success and our ability to showcase what role steelwork can play in modern, exciting construction. In addition to our exceptional engineering abilities, we have delivered complex contracts in over 20 countries, across virtually every sector and every client type. We are not fazed by complicated steel challenges. We will be trusting you to take over this function and you will have the autonomy to succeed as you see fit. We’ll know you are the right fit for us as: you will have a proven track record in a Director position with a recognised, specialist steel contractor or a Consulting Engineering firm. if you aren’t already, you will be on your way to be a world leader in engineering design and solutions and a thought Leader in engineering and BIM principles. You will have drive, passion and an enthusiasm for the highest of standard and attention to detail We are putting together the best possible terms for this role and if you don’t live locally to our engineering centre, then we will assist your long term move to the locality. You will want to find out more, which you can do completely confidentially by contacting our recruitment advisor, Pete Marston, Director, at 01962 896348 or pete@thehighfieldcompany.com Pete will be able to provide you with many more answers about this unique opportunity to further your career.

  • Surrey - Salary negotiable

    Role: Quantity SurveyorLocation: SurreyCompany: Leading SubcontractorAn experienced Quantity Surveyor (to soon step up to Senior) is required for a market leading and award winning UK specialist Contractor working on many high value projects the within Civil Engineering, Piling and Construction industry. Tasks:Prepare and Check financial forecasts and project reportsContract NegotiationCost Value Reporting/TrackingLiaise and agree monthly valuations with clientsRequirements:Minimum 3+ Years' Experience (in construction or civils or earthworks or piling)Be able to bring value into projects (Value Engineering)Experience compiling monthly applications including management of variation accounts/ compensations events and pricing these from first principlesGood understanding of the Construction industry In 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 if you prove yourself. This really is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the market leaders in this field

  • City of London - Salary negotiable

    Role: Site Engineer - Marine Location: LondonCompany: Leading Specialist ContractorAn exceptional Site Engineer is currently required for an ASAP start for a market leading UK specialist Contractor, to deliver a complex Marine project in South West London. You will have solid experience working on and setting on Piling projects.Requirements:Suitable Qualification (Civil Engineering, Contract Management, Construction Engineering etc)Marine or Piling project experience Strong communication skillsAbility to work well under pressureUnderstanding of different Piling techniques is an advantage

  • Singapore - £3,000 to £4,000 pm

    Position: Maintenance EngineerLocation: SingaporeSalary: S$5300 - S$6700 per month Are you a driven engineer with a strong background in Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering within the Oil & Gas Industry? Do you possess strong technical competencies that can be utilised within a multinational Oil & Gas Company? Our client is a Leading Global Tank Terminal Owner looking for a highly driven professional to take responsibility for the engineering, maintenance and repair activities on one of their operating Terminals in Singapore. Experience Required:Degree in Electrical & Instrumental Engineering preferredMinimum 3 years' experience within petroleum/petrochemical industryStrong experience in documentation, preparing scope of works, costings and managing projectsExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsCustomer service orientatedHighly motivated to learn and ambitious to excelAbility to work independently and as part of a team This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding Tank Terminal Owner on a local contract with a team willing to develop you professionally.

  • Weybridge - £48,000 to £49,000 pa

    Title: Hard Services SupervisorLocation: WeybridgeSalary: £48,000 per annumPermanent Position25 days holiday per annumCompany Pension The objective of this role is to lead a team of engineers in delivering a hard service to a portfolio of buildings in line with company standards, legislation, relevant licence requirements and required performance accreditation. While also following company policies and procedures achieving a good level of service and our SLA, KPI performance requirement. Responsibilities To lead and line manage your team in line with company policies and proceduresTo lead and proactively manage your team, to ensure full statutory and operational compliance is achieved in line with contract KPI's.Take full ownership of delivered to your portfolio of buildings ensuring you are continuously driving for a high quality comprises of electrical, mechanical and building fabric disciplines for your portfolio of buildings with no loss of service.Sub-contractor planning and management as required ensuring KPI, compliance and QHSE performance are consistently achieved.Manage all sub-contractors & maintenance activities in your portfolio in line with company QHSE policies and procedures with no loss to client's services.Support the Client Awareness Audits (CAV) ensuring the compliance folders for your portfolio are up to date and populated as per the annual planner.Lead your team to drive best practice and high levels of service while understanding what motivates your team and what they need to succeedTo challenge to "Status Quo" and develop new innovative working procedures and help implement themPlan and manage weekly workload for you team ensure all works are completed within SLA and that KPI performance targets and achieved.Ensue good working knowledge of M&E plant within your buildings and understand the impact to customers operation including any safety critical scientific environment.Ensure management of your team's core competences and training plans are reviewed and kept up to date with current procedures.Attend client/supplier meetingsActively participate in company performance management system and support the process for the Facilities team.Actively participate and contribute to all team and management meetings.Input of data into Maximo, spreadsheets and documents relevant to the contract and your roleAbility to extract information from a document and turn it into a report.Organise diary with key dates and activitiesTo act as the responsible person for systems and process as agreed with your line manager and your experience skills and competency to ensure the QSHE process and our commercial obligations. Qualifications / Skills / Attributes Diploma certificate or equivalent technical qualificationsPrevious supervisory/leadership experienceKnowledge of BMS, PCS systems and their implementation as well as testing of their equipment.Thorough understanding of M&E and HVAC systemsGood leadership skillsExperience of Maximo preferredAble to work well as part of a highly motivated team.Strong and effective communication skills.Have an ability to work out of hours and weekends as required in times of emergency

  • London - £45,000 to £55,000 pa

    ROLE: Senior Contracts Manager - SteelLOCATION: London A market leading Steel Specialist is currently looking for a Contracts 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! Get in touch with Sharon O'Donnell - Structural steel specialist at The Highfield Company

  • Dorset - £25,000 to £40,000 pa

    ROLE: AutoCAD Draughtsperson / DetailerLOCATION: Christchurch SALARY: £25,000 - £40,000 plus packageOur Client is a leading and well respected specialist sub-contractor in the construction industry operating both in the UK and Internationally. They are currently looking for a Draughtsman / Detailer with specific experience in Cladding.Main Responsibilities & Duties:Produce detailed drawingsRead & understand drawings by structural engineers and architectsProducing drawings on AutoCAD package.2D & 3D CAD Modelling of various facade applicationsExperience & Qualifications:Experience of building facade / claddingDrafting: 2 years (Preferred)AutoCAD: 2 years (Preferred)For anymore information on this role please get in touch with Sharon O'Donnell at The Highfield Company

  • Dorset - £35,000 to £65,000 pa

    Role: Structural Engineer Location: Dorset***Would consider applicants from oversees - as long as they do not require sponsorship*** We are currently looking for a Structural Engineer and Senior Structural Engineer to join a Market Leading Steel Sub-contractor based in Dorset. 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 1 years experience working on steel project -Chartership or near Chartership (MIStructE or MICE) would be advantageous-Solid experience working on residential and commercial projects -A self sufficient Senior Engineer -Ideally skilled in the use of design and modelling through Robot StructuresA 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

Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice (External)

The Highfield Recruitment Company Limited

Introduction

This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which we use personal data in the course of our business activities.

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

As a business which relies upon having access to a database of pre-qualified Candidates to meet our Clients’ requirements, data is essential to our business. Our systems and processes are designed to ensure that we can provide the best possible service to our clients while operating within the law at all times and protecting individuals’ data privacy rights.

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 also refer to our website periodically so that you may access and view our updated Privacy Notice. This will 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?

This Privacy Notice applies to any living, identifiable individuals about whom we may process personal data in the course of our business activities. You should read this Privacy Notice if you are a:

  • Candidate
  • Client Contact
  • Referee
  • Supplier Representative

If you are an employee, applicant for employment or in-house temporary worker, you should refer to our internal Privacy Notice instead. This is available to view here

Definitions

This Privacy Notice uses the following defined terms.

Candidate means a person who is registered with The Highfield Company as seeking or potentially seeking new employment or engagement. This includes individuals who are not actively seeking a new role but who would like to remain in contact with The Highfield Company about potential opportunities which may be of interest from time to time.

Client means a business which has engaged The Highfield Company to provide services or which The Highfield Company has identified as a business for which The Highfield Company wishes to perform services.

Client Contact means a person who is employed or engaged by a Client and with whom The Highfield Company may liaise in respect of any services which The Highfield Company is providing or wishes to provide to the Client. In some cases, the Client Contact and the Client may be the same person e.g. where a Client is a sole trader.

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.

Referee means a person who has provided to The Highfield Company a written or verbal opinion in respect of the work history, skills, competency and/or experience of a Candidate;

Supplier means a business which provides services to The Highfield Company and which may process personal data relating to any Candidate, Client Contact or Supplier Representative in the course of performing such services.

Supplier Representative means a person who is employed or engaged by a Supplier and with whom The Highfield Company may liaise from time to time in respect of the services which are provided by that Supplier.

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;
  • Insurers;
  • IT services providers and software providers;
  • Independent consultants and subcontractors

How We Obtain Personal Data

We obtain personal data from a number of different sources, depending on whether you are a Candidate, a Client Contact or a Supplier Representative.

If you are a Candidate, we may obtain personal data relating to you:

  • Directly if you have:
    • applied for a Client vacancy through us
    • uploaded your CV through our website
    • asked us to provide any work-finding services to you
    • engaged with us through any networking activities or events
    • had any discussions with us about finding alternative employment
  • Indirectly from:
    • online professional networking sites such as LinkedIn
    • social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter
    • job boards such as Total Jobs, CV Library, Jobsite, Career Structure and Gulf Talent
    • referees who provide information about your employment experience and their opinion as to your skills and aptitude
    • your employer’s website and other industry-related websites
    • business information directories
    • online industry databases such as the Construction Industry Training Board
    • where appropriate, third-party background checking services such as the Disclosure & Barring Service

If you are a Client Contact or Supplier Representative, we may obtain personal data relating to you:

  • Directly in the course of (i) us providing services to you or (ii) you providing services to us, as applicable; or
  • Indirectly from:
    • online professional networking sites such as LinkedIn
    • your employer’s website and other industry-related websites
    • business information directories
    • other individuals within your organisation in the course of (i) us providing services to you or (ii) you providing services to us, as applicable.

If you are a Referee, we may obtain personal data relating to you:

  • Directly from you in the course of any communications between us; or
  • Indirectly from the Candidate who has nominated you as his or her Referee

Types of Information We Hold

If you are a Candidate, 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, nationality and place of residence;
  • Your professional skills and experience;
  • Your qualifications, training and certifications;
  • 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, such as copies of your driving licence, utility bills or similar documents;
  • Information about your current or most recent role, including your job title, department, reporting line, responsibilities, salary, benefits and notice period;
  • Your motivation and reasons for seeking new employment;
  • Any information within your CV or any application document which a Client may require you to complete;
  • Any background information which you provide to us during the course of your dealings with us;
  • Details of any Clients to whom you have been introduced by us;
  • Details of any interviews which you have attended and our Clients’ feedback on those interviews;
  • Details of any position which you take up with a Client, including your role, duties, remuneration, department and location;
  • Where you provide any services on a freelance basis:
    • Details of any limited company through which you contract and the nature of your relationship with that company;
    • Information about the days and times which you have worked;
    • Your bank details, tax code and National Insurance Number; and
    • Information about any services which you have carried out, including any comments, feedback and issues relating to such services.

We may also ask for your consent to collect, store and use the following "special categories" of more sensitive personal information:

  • Information about your race or ethnicity;
  • Information about your health, including any medical condition, health and sickness records; and
  • Information about criminal convictions and offences.

If you are a Client Contact, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses;
  • Your job title and position within the Client organisation; and
  • Any background information relating to your personal circumstances, your work history and the role which you perform within the Client which you may provide to us in the course of your dealings with us.

We do not collect, store or use any “special categories” of sensitive personal information if you are a Client Contact.

If you are a Referee, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses;
  • Your job title and position within your employer; and
  • Any background information which you may provide to us in the course of your dealings with us.

We do not collect, store or use any “special categories” of sensitive personal information if you are a Referee.

If you are a Supplier Representative, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses;
  • Your job title and position within the Supplier organisation; and
  • Any background information relating to the role which you perform within the Supplier which you may provide to us in the course of your dealings with us.

We do not collect, store or use any “special categories” of sensitive personal information if you are a Supplier Representative.

How We Use Personal Data

If you are a Candidate, we may use your personal data to:

  • Assess and verify your potential suitability for employment with a Client;
  • Contact you in relation to any potential employment opportunities with a Client;
  • Introduce you to our Clients and potentially arrange for you to fill a Client vacancy;
  • Stay in regular contact with you to understand your current position, career aspirations and motivation for finding new employment;
  • Where applicable, make payments to you or arrange for any third-party company through which you may contract to make payments to you;
  • Contact you to ask for a referral;
  • Produce anonymised statistical data;
  • Comply with our legal obligations, defend or bring any legal proceedings and prevent fraud or any other crime; and
  • Conduct equal opportunities monitoring.

If you are a Client Contact, we may use your personal data to:

  • Contact you to obtain information about our Client’s requirements;
  • Liaise with you so that we may effectively perform the services to our Client;
  • Obtain a reference for a Candidate;
  • Contact you for invoicing and credit control purposes;
  • Comply with our legal obligations, defend or bring any legal proceedings and prevent fraud or any other crime.

If you are a Referee, we may use your personal data to:

  • Contact you to obtain a reference on a Candidate;
  • Provide a copy of the reference to our Client;
  • Comply with our legal obligations, defend or bring any legal proceedings and prevent fraud or any other crime.

If you are a Supplier Representative, we may use your personal data to:

  • Liaise with you in respect of the services which are being provided by the Supplier;
  • Contact you in relation to billing matters;
  • Comply with our legal obligations, defend or bring any legal proceedings and prevent fraud or any other crime.

Our Lawful Basis for Processing Data

We have determined that we have a legitimate interest to process your personal data where you are:

  • A Candidate, on the basis that it is necessary for us to maintain a database of individuals who are (i) actively seeking new employment with a Client or (ii) potentially suitable for employment with a Client. By processing your personal data and contacting you from time to time, we are able to gain an understanding of your current role (where applicable), your skills and experience, and your career aspirations. Our processing of your personal data is therefore of benefit to:
  • You, as it assists us to identify new employment opportunities about which you might not otherwise been aware and to give general advice and guidance in support of your career development;
  • Our Clients, who rely on us to have access to suitable, pre-qualified candidates who can fill their requirements; and
  • Us, as we are a commercial enterprise which relies upon being able to introduce Candidates to our Clients

If you are a Candidate, we may also need to process sensitive (special) personal data relating to you. The type of sensitive personal data which we might process includes (i) information about any medical conditions or disability insofar as they are relevant to the type of work which you are proposing to carry out (ii) information about any unspent criminal convictions and, where relevant to the type of role which you are carrying out, spent convictions, police warnings etc and (iii) information about any trade union of which you are a member (but only insofar as it relates to an employment claim or pay and working conditions on a client site).

We are acting as an employment agency and/or an employment business in our dealings with you. In accordance with Article 9 (2)(b) of the GDPR, this sensitive personal data is necessary for performing our obligations as an employment agency/employment business and is used solely for this purpose. Any sensitive personal data shall be removed in accordance with our policy on data retention.

We may also process equal opportunities information relating to you, but will be anonymised and, at that stage, is not personal data.

  • A Client Contact, on the basis that we need to be able to contact and interact with the individuals who are employed or engaged by our Clients. This will allow us to effectively provide services to them, better understand their requirements and generate revenue for our business.
  • A Referee, on the basis that we are generally required to obtain references to comply with our contractual obligations to third parties and, in some instances, we are under a legal obligation to do so. It is therefore necessary and reasonable for us to process personal data relating to you strictly for compliance with these obligations.
  • A Supplier Representative, on the basis that we need to be able to contact and interact with the individuals who are employed or engaged by our Suppliers. This will allow us to ensure that our Suppliers provide us with the best possible service which, in turn, is of direct benefit to both our Candidates and our Clients.

Where We Process Personal Data

Your personal data is 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. This means that you have not only agreed to the transfer but have done so in the knowledge that your data may be transferred to a jurisdiction which does not give you the same degree of protection as you have within the EEA.

Parties with Whom We May Share Data

If you are a Candidate, we may share your personal data for legitimate purposes with:

  • A Client where you have expressed an interest in being introduced to such Client or are being supplied to such Client on an assignment;
  • Any third-party which is engaged by the Client to assist them in the recruitment process including a managed service company, Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider or IT services provider;
  • A third-party company through which you are contracting;
  • A third-party company to which you have specifically asked to be introduced or referred, such as an insurance company or intermediary (umbrella) company;
  • Background checking services such as the Disclosure & Barring Service;
  • Industry bodies such as the Construction Industry Training Board and any similar organisations which are relevant to the market sector in which you work;
  • Third-Party Services Providers who in some cases may use their own subcontractors and sub-processors;
  • Our bankers and recruitment finance providers;
  • Governmental departments and agencies where we are permitted or required by law to do so.

We may also share your personal data with Clients on an anonymised basis where we have agreed to provide general statistical information to such Clients.

If you are a Client Contact, we may share very limited data relating to you with a Candidate where such sharing is strictly required for the recruitment process e.g. so that the Candidate may contact you directly. We will also share your personal data with Third-Party Services Providers for legitimate business purposes.

If you are a Referee, we will share with our Clients the details of any reference which you may give. We will usually provide your name, job title and employer name when doing so. In some circumstances and only when you have agreed to such disclosure, we will provide your contact details so that our Client may verify the reference or ask for further information. We will also share your personal data with Third-Party Services Providers for legitimate business purposes.

If you are a Supplier Representative, we will share your personal data with other Third-Party Services Providers for legitimate business purposes.

Our Website

If you interact with our website at www.thehighfieldcompany.com, we may process information relating to your usage of the website. However, unless you are submitting information through our website as a Candidate or Client Contact, the information which we process is anonymised and not therefore personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Legislation.

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, whether you are a Candidate, Client Contact, Referee or Supplier Representative.

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 Operations Director.

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.

Our standard data retention period is three years from the last date on which we are in actual contact with you i.e. where we actually speak with you or exchange correspondence. 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 in respect of audit data which we may be required to produce for HRMC and/or to prove compliance with our contractual and legal obligations.

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 (a 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 The Highfield Company.

If you want to exercise any of the above rights, please contact the Operations Director 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 Operations Director. 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 01625 545 745

Email: casework@ico.org.uk

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, you can write to 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.