Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) aims to ensure that it recruits individuals with the necessary, knowledge, skills and experience to help meet our business objectives and is commitment to ensuring a fair and objective recruitment process.
This privacy notice explains how the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce collects, records, uses, discloses and disposes of personal data in respect of our Recruitment & Selection Policy & Procedure and how we ensure compliance with all associated data protection laws and regulations.
Our Careers Pages
All of our job vacancies can be found on the careers page of our website here
You can browse our recruitment pages and search for jobs without giving us any personal information about yourself.
When applying for a job with the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, we will request that you complete our online Application Form. As such we will collect and maintain a variety of personally identifiable information, including your title (prefix), name, address, contact telephone number, email address, ID and right to work status and education, skills and employment history. GBCC will not collect any personal data about you as part of our recruitment process where there is no legitimate reason to do so.
Applicants may also wish to submit a CV or make a speculative application for employment via our recruitment email inbox. We will not collect or process any personal information recorded on your CV or submitted to us through other means other than the personal information specified above.
Sensitive Personal Data
In accordance with our Recruitment & Selection Policy and Fair and Equal Treatment Policy, if you are called for interview we will ask you to advise us of any reasonable adjustments that we need to make or specific requirements that you have which will enable you to compete fairly for the position that you are applying for. The purpose of this is to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religious belief, marital status, sexuality, age or disability and they are not disadvantaged because of job conditions or requirements which cannot be justified.
GBCC’s Equal Opportunities Recruitment Monitoring Form
The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce is committed to taking positive steps to ensure that we provide fair access to employment within our organisation and attract the widest labour market.
To ensure that our recruitment policy is fully and fairly implemented and monitored, and for no other reason, we request that applicants complete our Equal Opportunities Recruitment Monitoring Form. This monitoring form is voluntary. By completing this form you therefore provide your consent for us to use the data for monitoring purposes. The information we collect will help us to ensure that we are an inclusive and diverse employer. The information you provide on the Equal Opportunities Recruitment Monitoring Form is not linked to your application and will not form any part of GBCC’s selection process. The information you provide will be kept strictly confidential and retained for no longer than 12 months in accordance with our Data Retention Schedule.
Please note that the Equal Opportunities Recruitment Monitoring Form is anonymous and cannot be used to identify individuals. It is not therefore possible to withdraw consent once this information has been submitted.
How is your personal data collected and stored?
Your personal data is collected via your application for employment, CV and interview, whether it be on paper, email, electronic records or by any other means.
Your data is kept securely on our systems and may be stored within third party software applications which have been procured to support the operation of our HR functions.
What do we use your personal data for?
GBCC will collect and process your personal information for the purposes of our legitimate interests. Your personal data will be used solely for the purpose of applicant identification, to make contact with you and to determine your suitability and eligibility for employment with us.
By submitting an application for employment through this website, you are consenting to it being processed in the manner described above.
Who do we share your data with?
Any application or enquiry you make with regard to employment opportunities with our organisation will be passed from HR directly to the relevant recruiting manager within GBCC and nowhere else unless we have specifically informed you and you have given us specific permission to do so.
How long will we retain your personal data for?
In accordance with our Data Retention Schedule, GBCC will hold your data for no longer that 6 months after the date of application or enquiry (unless a legal or regulatory obligation requires that we hold this data for a superseding period of time), after which point your application and data will be disposed of either via onsite confidential shredding or confidential waste disposal and electronic records deleted.
We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures and training to safeguard and secure the information we collect and maintain about you.
Your Rights - Access, Review and Correction
The General Data Protection Regulation gives you the right to access your personal data held by us (“subject access request”). Subject access requests must be made in writing to the details below. We will endeavour to respond to the request within 30 days as required by the GDPR.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. We will take all reasonable measures to ensure that the personal data we hold about you is accurate. You can also check the information that we hold about you by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct them promptly.
When you make a request to access or review the personal data we hold about you, we will require you to verify your identity before the request can be fulfilled.
In addition to the rights of access, you have the right to object to your personal data being processed for any particular purpose, or to request that we stop using or delete your information. If you wish to exercise these rights, please e-mail email@example.com or send a letter marked "Data Protection Officer" to 75 Harborne Road, Birmingham B15 3DH. If you have further concerns about how we use your personal data, you also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the data protection authority for the UK.
If you have submitted personal information through our online application process and wish us to cease using it for the purposes submitted, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We keep our Recruitment & Selection Privacy Notice under regular review and will place any updates on this webpage.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our Recruitment & Selection Privacy Notice or information we hold about you: Email DPO@birmingham-chamber.com or write to the Data Protection Officer.