Jobs Direct Group is a leading provider of Online Recruitment Solutions. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is coming in on 25 may 2018 and will replace all current EU Data Directives and local data protection legislation in the UK.

Jobs Direct Group is ready to comply with the new rules. Jobs Direct Group is committed to the proper protection of all data relating to clients, customers and staff as Jobs Direct Group is a “Data Controller and a Data Processor” which will process Personal Data in compliance with the GDPR.  

This Statement describes how personal data must be collected, handled and stored to meet Jobs Direct Group data protection standards and in compliance with the GDPR

This data protection statement [of intent] confirms Jobs Direct Group

Will comply with the GDPR [and industry good practice]

Protects the rights of those individuals

Is transparent about how it stores and processes personal data

Protects itself from the risks of a data breach


Data Processing

Jobs Direct Group processes Personal Data in accordance with Article 5 of the GDPR, and accordingly [it is/shall be];

Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;

Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes

Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;

Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;

Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals;

Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.

Data Security

Jobs Direct Group [shall act / acts] in accordance with Article 32 of the GDPR and uses [a Tier 1 Data Host provider;

Jobs Direct Group [does not] transfer European Data outside the European Economic Area

Data Protection Officer & Compliance

Jobs Direct Group has a designated Data Protection Officer {DPO} who is taking responsibility for all matters relating to data protection and GDPR Compliance. The DPO will ensure that we are transparent and accountable to the supervising authorities, including in respect of the keeping of appropriate records regarding the processing activities in which Jobs Direct Group is engaged [pursuant to Article 30] and whose details are:

Oliver Adderley
Managing Director
Tel: 0844 856 5444


Data Breach Notification

Jobs Direct Group [shall act / acts] in accordance with Article 33 of the GDPR.

Data Subject Access

Jobs Direct Group [shall act / acts] in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR. Access requests must be made via a Subject Access Request.  A Subject Access Request is free in most cases[1] and will be responded to within one month[2] of receipt.

Personal Data will not be released without;

Formal instruction from the Data Protection Officer; and

Two stage identity validation of the Data Subject.


For further information regarding Jobs Direct Group and the GDPR, please contact the Company Data Protection Officer.

[1] where the request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive” you may be charged a “reasonable fee
[2] this deadline may be extended by a further two months where there are a number of requests or the request is complex.