Privacy Statement


'We' / 'Us' means the Department of Health which provides NHS Jobs via its contractor Jobsite UK (Worldwide) Limited.

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites.

Collection of Personal Information

NHS Jobs processes personal data and sensitive personal data (as described in the Data Protection Act 1998 - see below) to support the recruitment process to vacancies that can be found on the NHS Jobs website.

Personal data is data that relates to an identifiable living person ( 'data subject').

Sensitive personal data relates to:

  • Race or ethnicity
  • Political opinions
  • Religious or similar beliefs or other beliefs
  • Physical or mental health
  • Sexual orientation
  • The commission or alleged commission of an offence, or proceedings or sentence relating to offences or alleged offences.

Use of Your Information

By using NHS Jobs, you agree that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the NHS Jobs service and:

  • personalising your visits to NHS Jobs to improve the services provided to you;
  • informing you about the latest changes to the NHS Jobs;
  • providing customer service and support;
  • communicating (and personalising such communication) with you;
  • enabling you to share our content with others e.g. using an 'Email a friend 'or 'Share this functionality';
  • conducting market research; and/or
  • carrying out technical and statistical analysis to measure the performance of our services.

Sharing Your Information

NHS Jobs has an interface to the Electronic Staff Record System (ESR) which is a payroll and human resources system used by most NHS organisations and by a number of other organisations providing NHS services. The data you submit to NHS Jobs may be transferred to ESR for the purposes of: establishing the human resources and payroll record; completing the recruitment process or parts of the process on ESR; or for reporting purposes such as equal opportunity monitoring.

The data you submit to NHS Jobs as part of your job application may be downloaded and transferred to the employers' own system where an employer chooses to complete the recruitment process using their own system.

If you apply for a job on NHS Jobs then the employer which advertised the job will have access to your application and any other material you submit in support of the application. Employers may copy and hold some or all of this data locally in their own systems to facilitate their administration of the recruitment exercise.

We will not sell or share your information for marketing purposes.

We will not transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Community Area.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to comply with applicable laws and government or regulatory bodies' lawful requests for information.


The site uses cookies to keep track of your searches in any single visit and, once you are logged in, to identify you to the server processing your requests. The cookies will expire when you close your browser. The cookies used to identify when you are logged in do so by exchanging an encrypted code with the website server; this code will expire on the server after 60 minutes of inactivity whether or not the browser session has been closed.

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer by your web browser. Cookies allow NHS Jobs to identify your computer and track details about your visit. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If you choose not to receive cookies from NHS Jobs, you may not be able to use some of the core features of NHS Jobs such as logging in, setting up jobs-by-email and saving your preferences.

The information collected through cookies is not personally identifiable. It only includes general information about your computer, your connection to the internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, NHS Jobs pages you have visited and timings of browsing on the site.

For detailed information about cookies and web beacons used on NHS Jobs and how to opt out - please visit our Cookies page.

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

We take the security of your personal information very seriously and have appropriate physical, technical and administrative procedures in place to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure as required by law in England.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we change this privacy policy, we will post the revised privacy policy here with an updated effective date. If we make significant changes to the privacy policy, we may also notify you by other means such as sending an email or posting a notice on our home page.