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  • Kingston Upon Hull - £45,000 to £65,000 pa

    General Manger for Supply Chain: Valves BusinessMust have experience of purchasing of castings and machining with an annual budget of excess of £5million Accountabilities:Executes and develops objectives, processes, plans and programsLead implementation of supply management strategy, guidelines and processes and ensure compliance to these in operational purchasing in business unitImpact:Tactical: specify new products, processes, standards based on organisation strategy or set short -to mid - term operational plans Main Responsibilities:1.Lead and coach a team of operational purchasers to cover the whole Valves product portfolio.Overall responsibility for the sourcing and purchase of all goods and services required throughout the organisation3.Solve complex or continual - delivery problems when escalated from operational purchasers.4.Oversee and control in-bound logistics including controlling, monitoring, and reporting of inventory levels (if relevant for business unit).5.Ensure optimal inventory turnover that minimises material shortage downtime together with operational purchasers.6.Establishment and fostering of supplier relationships to develop and ensure a total least cost supply of the goods and services. 7.Participate in developing and ensuring implementation of and compliance to business unit supply management, strategy, guidelines and processes.To travel and meet with key suppliers when required, as well as travel to each Valve manufacturing site and maintain the proper management of each purchasing team and vendors.9.Ensure that annual scoring targets and objectives are met.10.Gather, consolidate and monitor spend data.

  • Coventry - £35,000 to £40,000 pa

    Assistant Site Manager Needed- Residential Coventry£35k-£40k + Package + Bonus The CompanyA leading privately owned Developer and currently looking to add to their highly successful team based out of their Northampton office.They pride themselves on their creativity and innovation, offering their clients a smooth service throughout the build process. They offer employees a dynamic working environment, essentially free from thorough processes, giving the Management team the freedom to implement new ways of efficient working.Having built themselves up to be one of the most recognised names in the market, they are now on the lookout for a Site Manager to join their growing team.Although they have grown to be a large successful business, they have managed to keep a family feel to their office. Assistant Site Manager Job DescriptionAs an Assistant Site Manager, you will have day to day responsibility for supporting the running of the site.Responsibilities include:Ensuring site is running to programme.Management of subcontractors.Ensuring relevant documentation is up to date Liaising with architects/design teams.Client visits.Manage Health & Safety plans.Site setup and inductions.Offering support to Assistant managers.You will report to a Contracts Manager and be given all the relevant support to successfully deliver projects.The company will also put you through relevant training courses and support your professional development. Salary & BenefitsThe company are willing to pay a competitive salary based on the individuals experience and exposure to the market, they also offer extra benefits related to projects.

  • Southwestern Sydney - $250,000 to $300,000 pa

    Role: Contracts Manager - Major CivilsLocation: Sydney, AustraliaPackage: AUD $250,000 - $300,000 + SuperannuationI am working with a major international construction group with a reputation for delivering high end major Infrastructure & Construction projects world-wide. As such they are a very stable employer and you will have longevity of employment.They are currently in need of a Contracts Manager, initially working from their Sydney Head Offices on three Infra tenders worth AUD 4 Billion each, and then to love to a post Contracts Manager role.Prerequisites for positionPrevious experience working in AustraliaQuantity Surveying / Contracts Administrator backgroundMajor Heavy Civils & Infrastructure project experienceExperience working with blue chip international contractorsPre-contract experience + post Contract Award experience15+ years of experience as a Contracts Manager on such projectsMust be degree qualified in Civil EngineeringPackageAUD $250,000 - $300,000 per annumSuperannuationIf you fully match the above criteria please contact Gideon Towers.

  • Turkmenistan - €8,000 to €11,000 pm

    Role: Construction Manager - BuildingLocation: TurkmenistanPackage: Basic salary circa €8,000 - €11,000 per month + full packageI am working with a major construction group with a reputation globally for delivering a diverse range of major building & construction projects globally. As such they are a very stable employer and you will have longevity of employment.They are currently in need of a Construction Manager / Constriction Supervisor for some Major Commercial Building projects in Turkmenistan. You will report into the Project Director. The full value of the work is circa €1bn.Prerequisites for positionExperience on a US $250m+ building projectCentral Asia or Middle East experienceBuilding Contracting backgroundMin Diploma QualifiedPackageBasic salary €8,000 - €11,000 month free of taxAccommodationVehicleFlightsMedical coverIf you fully match the above criteria please contact Gideon Towers.

  • Birmingham - Salary negotiable

    Role: Assistant Quantity SurveyorLocation: BirminghamCompany: Tier 1 Global ContractorMy Client, a highly reputable, global Construction Contractor is looking to recruit an Assistant Quantity Surveyor on a permanent basis to help commercially manage multiple, complex, heavy civils projects across the Midlands. The successful candidate will have ideally have some Commercial experience, either with a Main or Sub Contractor and will ideally have a suitable qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction related subject.Duties:Liaise with the client, client representatives and other parties on Commercial issuesTake full responsibility for Commercial matters on the project Cost and Value management for project / section of worksPrepare interim and final accountsRisk and Change ManagementRequirements:Suitable Qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction ManagementCivil Engineering project experience Driven and motivated to learn This really is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the market leaders in this field.

  • Hertfordshire - £70,000 to £90,000 pa

    ROLE: Senior Estimator LOCATION: Hertfordshire Are you a well experienced Estimator with experience in all things Civils? We are currently looking for just that, someone to join the pre-construction team of a top tier contractor working on major projects in the UK. Main responsibility is to develop tender information into a competent price and present the same at review stages as required, whilst working within the tender team to maximise all opportunities and achieve the best net cost estimate.The role is primarily office based but will require some site visits. You WillPrepare all the financial pricing elements of projects and tendersOwn the tender bid-book and the pricing strategies usedLook for opportunities and risks within the tender information and aims to convert these into advantageous pricing strategiesLiaise with the key stakeholders to ensure a full understanding of all aspects of the bidPrepare and present tenders to senior managers and directors at review meetingsSupport the contracts through handover and mobilisation and retains key links with senior contract management to ensure strategies are understood and implemented We're Looking forDegree qualified is preferable but not essentialKnowledge of commercial conditions (including NEC) and design processRelevant CSCS CardEstimating experience to a senior level for Projects and Rail schemesExperience with Computerised estimating systems and IT skills as appropriateFull driving licence If you're interested in this role, please contact me on 01962 896338 OR

  • Switzerland - Salary negotiable

    Sales ManagerLocation: SwitzerlandSalary/ package: In the region of 110k CHF per annum + excellent bonus + relocation package where applicable Our client is a world leading OEM in the field of compressors. They are now searching for a sales manager to strengthen the sales team. This is a new role due to company growth where they are looking to build the team. Experience/ knowledge required:Fluent English (written and verbal) - Essential, German - desirableQualified to a degree level within a Mechanical Engineering capacity or equivalent3+ years' experience with the sales of rotating equipment including pumps, turbines, preferably compressorsExperience on the end user site would be advantageousMust possess a passion for customer focus or a strong service orientation, Aftermarket experience - desirableStrong communication skills within an international capacity Responsibilities: Reporting to the Global Sales DirectorMaintain and develop relationships with key accountsResponsible for commercial tenders and pricing proposalsIdentify sales opportunities in allocated marketsNegotiate with end users and EPC'sLiaising with other sales subsidiariesResponsibility for the sales area within the defined market segments If you would like a new challenge within a progressive leading company then please contact me on (+44)1962 896 366 or on email I look forward to your application!

  • Switzerland - Salary negotiable

    Sales Manager - Gas Transport and StorageLocation: SwitzerlandSalary/ package: In the region of 110k CHF per annum + excellent bonus + relocation package where applicable Our client is a world leading OEM. They are now searching for a sales manager to strengthen the sales team. This is a new role due to company growth where they are looking to build the team. Experience/ knowledge required:Fluent English (written and verbal) - Essential, German - desirableQualified to a degree level within a Mechanical Engineering capacity or equivalentExperience of developing business with ship owners, yards etc.Must possess a passion for customer focus or a strong service orientation,Strong communication skills within an international capacityStrong negotiation and commercial skills Responsibilities: Reporting to the Global Sales DirectorBuild and develop relationships with customersResponsible for leading the technical and commercial negotiationsSubmit technical and commercial tendersLiaising with other subsidiariesResponsibility for the sales area within the defined market segmentsResponsible for project handover If you would like a new challenge within a progressive leading company then please contact me on (+44)1962 896 366 or on email I look forward to your application!

  • Essex - £40,000 to £48,000 pa

    Area Sales Manager - UKLocation: Essex, UKSalary: Between £40,000 - £48,000 + bonus + company car + laptop, phone etc. Our client is a leading global supplier of valve safety products within petrochemical, oil & gas, tank storage and process industries.Due to the company's ambitious growth this is a new position where the jobholder will be the main point of contact for a portfolio of industrial end users, channel partners, OEM accounts and EPC contractors. This person will be fully responsible for expanding the market and developing the existing customer base. Experience/ knowledge required:Strong communication skills, both written and verbalExperience with developing sales/ marketing strategiesAbility to develop long term relationships with customers and partnersAdapt a flexible approach and willingness to travelHold a minimum of 7 years experience in a technical environment - preferably with valves or related equipment5+ years experience within a sales, marketing or business development roleEducated to degree level within Business, Engineering or equivalentContent working relatively independently whilst collaborating with sales back office Responsibilities:Reporting to Regional Manager EuropeDesigning and developing strategic sales and marketing plans for the territoryMaintain and develop existing accounts and maximise their potentialIdentify new business opportunities and necessity for product developments of existing rangesIncrease the market presence in terms of coverage and market penetrationLiaison with consultants and clients to secure approvals for technical and commercial aspectsSupporting marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences etc.Perform technical and sales presentations to customers, prospects and other sales channels If you would like a new challenge where you will have the opportunity to join an ambitious company with a progressive career, then please don't hesitate to contact me on 01962896 366 or on email

  • London - Salary negotiable

    Role: Contracts Engineer/ Manager Location: Various sites throughout London and the South East Company: Leading Specialist ContractorAn exceptional Contracts Manager is required for a market leading UK specialist Contractor, to work on multiple medium value projects at one time, throughout the South East within the Civil Engineering and Construction industry. You will be responsible for the planning, preparation, and daily management of piling sites as well as assisting the delivery of subcontracts safely, on time and within budget. Tasks:Preparing method statements and risk assessments for piling and sheet piling projectsClient, Subcontractor and local authority liaisonAssisting the organisation of plant, labour and materialsAssisting in health, safety and quality reports on siteAttending site meetings and conferences Requirements:Suitable Qualification (Civil Engineering, Contract Management, Construction Engineering etc)Piling, Sheet Piling, Ground Engineering or Geotechnical experience is an advantage but not a must Strong communication skillsSolid Engineering knowledge Ability to work well under pressureUnderstanding of different Piling techniques is an advantage This really is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the market leaders in this field who can offer fantastic progression and development alongside a competitive salary and package.

  • Surrey - Salary negotiable

    Role: Quantity Surveyor Location: London / Surrey Company: Leading Specialist ContractorAn exceptional, driven Quantity Surveyor is currently required for a market leading UK specialist Contractor, working on multiple medium to high value projects within the Civil Engineering and Construction industry - You will join the business at a pivotal time, overseeing roughly 3/4 projects at one time in and around the London and Surrey area.Tasks:Prepare and Check financial forecasts and project reportsContract NegotiationCost Value Reporting/TrackingLiaise and agree monthly valuations with clientsMonitor labour, plant & other cost allocations, report cost deviations to budgetMaintain Cost reporting systems to manage the financial status of the projectRequirements:Suitable Qualification held (Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management, etc)Civil Engineering, Piling, Groundworks experience is ideal, but not a must This is a great opportunity to work with one of the market leaders in this field who can offer fantastic progression and development alongside a competitive salary and package.

  • Essex - Salary negotiable

    Lead Product Integration EngineerLocation: South East England, UKSalary: Competitive + bonus Our client is a leading global OEM looking for a Lead Product Integration Engineer.The successful applicant will be responsible for the customised design of components integrating our client's products with the customers in a variety of industries including Marine, Oil& Gas, Power. Experience/ knowledge required:Fluent English - Essential, other languages - desirableQualified to degree level in a relevant subject - Mechanical Engineering or equivalentExcellent skills in mechanical and electrical design, Engineering calculation and international standardsExperience with interface design between complex rotating equipment, engines or similarProject Management experience - DesirableBackground in marine, automotive, Oil & Gas, Power industries Responsibilities:· Reporting to the Engineering ManagerResponsible for designing and defining mechanical systems incorporating with design and development team for a range of standard and customised solutions to customer specificationResponsible for designing the components/ interface integrating with customers parts/ productsWorking to company's standards and producing designs that meet contractual obligation If you would like a new challenge within a leading reputable company then please don't hesitate to contact me on (+44)1962 896 366 or on email

  • Switzerland - £70,000 to £85,000 pa

    Sales/ Application EngineerLocation: SwitzerlandSalary/ package: Competitive + excellent bonus + relocation package where applicable Our client is a world leading OEM in the field of compressors. They are now searching for a sales engineer to strengthen the engineering team. This is a new role due to company growth where they are looking to build the team, and the jobholder will be responsible for regional or global coverage. Experience/ knowledge required:Fluent English and German (written and verbal) - Essential, other languages - desirableQualified to a degree level within a Mechanical Engineering capacitySeveral years' experience with reciprocating compressors either with sales/ application/ design or as a technical specialistExperience on the end user site would be advantageousMust possess a passion for customer focus or a strong service orientationStrong communication skills within an international capacity Responsibilities:Reporting to the Head of Sales EngineeringSeek for sales opportunities together with subsidiaries and sales teamSupport to develop new products for new marketsBuild and maintain effective business relationshipsTechnical / commercial support of our subsidiaries and sales team with engineering solutions for the reciprocating compressorsHandling of engineering & revamp requests of compressor end usersClose cooperation with our internal departments and technical specialistsPrepare budget as well as final technical / commercial offers incl. follow-upContract development and negotiation with our international clientsHandover of sold project to project management team If you would like a new challenge within a progressive leading company then please contact me on (+44)1962 896 366 or on email I look forward to your application!

  • Peterborough - £45,000 to £60,000 pa

    Steel Fabrication Operations ManagerLocation: Cambridgeshire Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 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

  • Birmingham - Salary negotiable

    We are now on the lookout for an experienced Site Agent to join our Northern Region initially working around the West Bromwich / Birmingham area. We do work for both the private and public sector and some of our work includes highways, bridges, river and sea defences, industrial, infrastructure and environmental schemes.Main DutiesManagement of site staff operatives and sub-contractors.Provide method statements, hazard risk assessments and Project Management plans.Understand the tender allowances and monitor contract costs against agreed budgets - company financial reporting.Preparing and monitoring programmes of work.Manage design co-ordination.Assessment and engagement of sub-contractors.Inform, consult and involve local groups as necessary.Promote and ensure all work complies with safety, quality and environmental policies and the requirements of the company procedures.Understand and administer contract change.Are you the person we are looking for?Already experienced as a Site Agent you will have a relevant industry qualification (HND/ HNC/ BEng) or equivalent and an up to date SMSTS qualification, and appropriate CSCS card. A First Aid at work qualification is desirable.You will also have experience of managing civil engineering projects with a main contractor with experience in - highways, bridges, infrastructure, earthworks, environmental works, and experience of working in frameworks.Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.We also offer some fantastic perks!We don't just offer a great place to work with a family feel atmosphere, we also offer life assurance cover (4 x annual salary), company car or car allowance, company pension scheme (we match up to 6%), 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, childcare voucher scheme, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.If you want to hear more about this exclusive opportunity then contact Matt today on 01962 896 369!

  • Chesterfield - Salary negotiable

    Due to continued rapid growth my client are looking for a Quantity Surveyor or Senior Quantity Surveyor to work in our Northern Region and to be based out of our new Chesterfield office.Mainly being responsible for managing the commercial aspect of schemes, from the site start-up to the final account. You will seek to manage project costs and enhance value as part of the site team, while still achieving the required standards and quality.Main DutiesEnsure compliance with quality, safety and environmental objectivesPreparing plans, contracts, budgets, bills of quantities and other documentationOn-site measurement and measurement of drawings as requiredIdentifying potential risks and evaluate options for controlOn-going cost analysis of maintenance and repair workFeasibility studies of clients requestsPreparation of estimatesAnalysing sub-contractors quotationsPreparation and agreeing variation accountsPreparation and agreeing of interim valuations and final accountsPrepare and issue certification for contract payments to sub-contractorsProviding evidence for resolution of disputesEnsure all work complies with quality, safety and environmental policies and the requirements of the company procedurePerson we are looking for? After an ambitious individual with great communication skills, who is confident with a flexible approach.The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate innovative approaches to problem solving and the ability to negotiate across the various levels of any construction environment as well as handle the financial and mathematical demands of the role by possessing impressive numeracy and IT skills.The ideal candidate must have experience working on highways and structure schemes for a main contractor and experience as a QS working with the NEC form of contract.RICS or ICES would be desirable but not essential.Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

  • Ipswich - Salary negotiable

    Due to continued success my client are now recruiting for a Planning Engineer to join the team based out of head office.The main purpose of this role is using your site experience, provide support to the pre-contract tender team, finding solutions to engineering problems and planning bid winning methods of construction, programming and bid writing.Main DutiesProvide advice and assistance on planning, programming, methods of construction and solutions to engineering problemsEnsure that any programmes and supporting documents produced, comply with all scheme specific constraintsEnsure that while planning each tender, all possible alternative methods and strategies have been considered and discussed with the tender teamAssist with providing supporting documents for each tender submission as requiredJointly reviewing all sub-contracted design work with respect to buildability and tender compliance, seeking advice from the Design Manager when necessaryKeep up to date with industry developments, innovations and legislationWhat they are looking for? The ideal candidate will have experience of working on civil engineering sites at management or senior level.You will also have a minimum of an HNC civil engineering qualification and be comfortable working in a team.We're after someone with good communication skills and people management skills who has commercial awareness.Ideally the successful candidate should be conversant with programming software, such as Asta or Microsoft Project, although training can be provided.Outstanding Perks! Not just offering a great place to work with a family feel atmosphere, also offering life assurance cover (4 x annual salary), company car or car allowance, company pension scheme (we match up to 6%), 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, childcare voucher scheme, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme. if you want to hear more about this exlucisve vacancy then call Matt TODAY on 01962 896 369!

  • Chertsey - Salary negotiable

    My client are looking for a SENIOR ESTIMATOR with a negotiable salary who CAN BE BASED OUT OF DIFFERENT OFFICES, being - Ipswich, Kent, Chertsey and Huntingdon. The main purpose of this role is to deal with the preparation, processing and submission of tenders for contracts by calculating the costs involved in supplying a product or service that meets the client's technical specification.Main Duties:Manage and co-ordinate information for bids and tenders within designated areaResearching materials, equipment and labour costsGain and understanding of what the client's needs areCollecting quotes from suppliers and sub-contractorsPlanning job timescalesAssessing and advising on commercial riskPreparing and submitting quotations for workHelping with bids for new contracts and supporting buying activitiesMonitoring the stages of a project to make sure that costs are kept in line with forecastsClearly convey the financial elements of a tender to site staff at tender handoverEnsure all work complies with quality, safety and environmental policies and the requirements of the company proceduresInvolvement in review/ input to quality submissionsWhat they are looking for? Seeking a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and presentation skills, who has good commercial awareness and problem solving skills. Must also have strong numerical and analytical skills and be able to pay close attention to detail.The ideal candidate will have a strong background in estimating in civil engineering, with experience of projects of a similar nature which include highways, earthworks, infrastructure and EA projects. You must also have sound knowledge of spreadsheets and other estimating packages.This role is mainly office based but occasional site visits will be required to expand technical knowledge and company culture.Oustanding Perks offered! Offering a great place to work with a family feel atmosphere, they also offer company car or car allowance, life assurance cover, company pension scheme (we match up to 6%), 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, childcare voucher scheme, a cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.If you think this is you then get in touch with Matt today 01962 896 369! to talk about this exclusive role!

  • Falkland Islands - £32,000 to £40,000 pa

    Role: Assistant Highways Engineer OR Assistant Roads Engineer OR Assistant Civil EngineerSalary: £32,000 - £40,0000 Plus 25% Bonus and Relocation PackageLocation: Falkland IslandsTo assist the Road Engineer in the delivery of the agreed Highways works programmes in a safe and efficient manner and to cover for the Roads Engineer in their absence.Monitoring the condition of all Highways Assets including surfaced roads, un-surfaced roads, bridges, cattle grids, culverts and signsco-ordination with other FIG sections or contractors to ensure completion of annual work programmesThe selection and purchase of road construction and maintenance suppliesContract ManagementContract writingUndertaking Risk assessments and monitoring compliance with relevant Health and Safety requirementsAttending site meetingsBusiness plansMaterials including, asphalt, concrete and aggregates specification, performance and testingHighway DesignStaff management/RecruitmentLiaising with Landowners and other stakeholders on matters relating to road construction and maintenanceEssentialBSc/BEng qualification in relevant degree courseProficient in the use of AutoCADComputer literate with understanding of Microsoft Office programmes and Microsoft ProjectHold and Maintain a full driving licenceSkills and Experience:Essential:Minimum 6 years civil engineering experience with a design consultancy or ContractorProven experience of maintaining surfaced and un-surfaced roadsGood interpersonal and communication skillsAble to keep records of work undertaken and present clear written reports to line managerAble to work with minimum supervisionOrganised approach to meeting deadlines and prioritising conflicting demandsGood verbal reasoning skillsSound numeric, report writing and verbal communication skillsDesirable:UK based work experience with asphalting contractorIf you are interested in this role, please get in touch with Sharon O'Donnell at The Highfield Company

  • Dorset - £30,000 to £45,000 pa

    Role: Estimator OR may consider Assistant LevelSalary: Up to £45,000 Plus PackageLocation: DorsetWe are pleased to represent our client, a well-respected ans award winning structural steel work contractor based in Dorset. The company design, fabricate and erect steel work structures in the industrial, commercial, retail and leisure sectors. 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 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 steelwork 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 steelwork fabrication or very similar background with the relevant experience for this role.All applicants must be immediately eligible to work in the UK.All applications must be accompanied by an up to date CV.All applicants must have a current UK driving license.All applications will be treated in confidence.If you would like to pursue this opportunity further, please forward your cv as soon as convenient to Sharon O'Donnell at The Highfield Company

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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.

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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.