If you are applying for work with us, this page outlines our privacy policy and how we will process the information you provide us in your application.

Our contact details:

Focus Counselling Services (Hull) Ltd.
The Focus Centre
18 John Street
01482 891564

The type of personal information we collect:

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and contact details)
  • Employment and education history
  • Referee contact details

How we get the personal information and why we have it:

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • Application for employment with Focus Counselling Services (Hull) Ltd.

We use the information that you have given us in order to shortlist, recruit and select suitable candidates for employment.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

Your consent – You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting us at the address above.

How we store your personal information:

Your information is securely stored.

We keep your application information for the duration of the recruitment process or up to 3 years. We will then dispose your information by securely and irretrievably removing it from our IT systems and servers.

Your data protection rights:

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at: Focus Counselling Services (Hull) Ltd., The Focus Centre, 18 John Street, Hull, HJU2 8DH, 01482 891564, info@focuscounselling.co.uk if you wish to make a request.

How to complain:

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at the address above. Please mark your complaint for the attention of Peter Palumbo, Clinical Director and Caldicott Guardian.

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk