Privacy Statement

Furness College Recruitment and Selection Privacy Notice

Furness College is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible way. This notice outlines how we aim to achieve this and includes the information collected when:

  • you apply for employment at Furness College

Please be reassured that we take your privacy very seriously and take steps to ensure that we keep your personal data safe.If you would like us to delete your personal information, please let us know by email us at address; or by contacting the college using the details below:

The Human Resources Team, Furness College, Channelside, Bessemer Way, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PJ Telephone: 01229 825017

Definition of Personal Information

Personal Information means any data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly/indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us through applying for position at the college.By providing your personal data, you agree that we can use your personal data in accordance with this notice.

What type of information is collected from you?

You may be asked to submit personal information about yourself when you make an application for employment. The college processes personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the college data protection policy.In particular, data collected as part of the recruitment process is held securely with the college recruitment site, Blue Octopus Recruitment, and accessed by, and disclosed to, individuals only for the purposes of managing the recruitment exercise effectively to decide to whom to offer the job.Inappropriate access or disclosure of job applicant data constitutes a data breach and should be reported in accordance with the college data protection policy.It may also constitute a disciplinary offence, which would be dealt with under the college disciplinary procedure.

The college collects information such as:

  • Name and title
  • e-mail address and telephone number (used for contacting you)
  • Home address
  • NI number
  • Education and training
  • Memberships
  • Referee details
  • Current and previous employment
  • Information of gender, ethnicity and disability
  • Previous convictions/formal Police cautions or bind-overs

Who we share your information with

  • Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited

Further Information

A full Privacy Statement is available on the college website (

Or you can contact the college Data Protection Officer at:

Deputy Principal Curriculum and Quality

Furness College


Bessemer Way

Barrow in Furness


LA14 2PJ