UKSA needs to process data in order to make an assessment of your qualifications, skills and experience related to the job you have applied for.
In some cases, UKSA needs to process data to ensure that it is complying with its legal obligations. For example, it is required to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.
UKSA has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows UKSA to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. UKSA may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.
UKSA may process special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religion or belief, to monitor recruitment statistics with a view to promoting equality of opportunity. We may also collect information about whether or not applicants are disabled so that reasonable adjustments can be made for candidates who have a disability. UKSA processes such information to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
For all appointments, UKSA is obliged to seek information about criminal convictions and offences. Where UKSA seeks this information, it does so because it is necessary for it to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
If your application is unsuccessful, UKSA may keep your personal data on file, for up to 6 months. UKSA will ask for your consent before it keeps your data and you are free to withdraw your consent at any time.