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Niche Jobs - Privacy Policy

Why do we have a Privacy Policy?

It is really important to us that we keep any personal information that you give to us safe and secure and whilst we realise that it is not the most interesting of subjects, we would encourage you to read our Privacy Policy as it gives you important information about your personal information and your rights.

Our website provides a platform that can be used by job seekers to find jobs and for employers to advertise vacancies and look for suitable candidates. You can set up your own account and have complete control of the personal information that you give us and what we do with it.

We will always be open with you and so we have written this policy to tell you:

  • What personal information you can give us
  • How we may use your personal information (if you agree)
  • Who we work with to provide your account and our website
  • Where we keep your personal information
  • How long we keep your personal information
  • How we keep your personal information safe
  • Your choices and rights

This website is owned and operated by Niche Jobs Limited. When you have any comments or queries about this website please contact us at and a HUMAN will reply.

We last updated this Privacy Policy on 13.04.18.

Personal Information you give to us

Setting up an account or using our website

You may provide us with the following information about yourself:

  • your name and address
  • your contact details including email address and telephone number
  • other information to allow us to provide the services you have requested
  • your CV/details relating to your qualifications and experience
  • what sector you are interested in
  • what jobs you are applying for and have applied for previously

Other times you can give us personal information

You can give us information when you:

  • Set up an account on our website
  • Apply for a position that we are advertising on behalf of an employer
  • Submit a CV to our website
  • Sign up for our newsletter (blog notifications)
  • Sign up for a job alert email
  • Save a job
  • Comment on a blog
  • Contact us via email or by telephone for any reason


Cookies are text files that sites store on users' computers. They make sites easier to use. They don't do anything to your own computer (they can't run software or send viruses).

As said, our cookies are used to improve your experience of our site.

We don't follow or track your own personal movements on the site. It provides us with information that isn't personally identifiable. And it also allows us to make your experience of the site better. For instance, when you hit Apply and have to register, you might want to land back on the page you started on.

Remember that you may be able to set your cookie preferences via your browser. But be aware that many sites may not work properly, or as easily, once you do this.

To find out more read our Cookies Policy.

How we may use your Personal Information

With your agreement, we may use your personal information:

  • to process your request to be added to our CV database
  • to pass on to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • to pass on to employers looking for candidates like you where you have given us permission to do so
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this
  • to fulfil any contracts you have entered into with us
  • to tailor the services that we offer to you with your needs and interests
  • comply with our legal obligations
  • to tell you about changes to our services or website
  • to help us develop our website to make it better for all users
  • to get your feedback on our website and services
  • to administer our website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis, research)
  • to keep our website safe and secure

Our legal basis for using your information

The law only allows us to use your personal information in certain limited circumstances. We have listed these below and what information they allow us to process.

1. With your consent

With your agreement we may:

  • set up an account on our website
  • process your request to be added to our CV database
  • provide your details to an employer where you have told us you wish to apply for a specific position
  • provide your details to employers looking for candidates like you
  • to pass on to recruitment agencies who are seeking to fill positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in and you have given us permission to do this

2. When we have a contract with you

We may use your information to comply with a contract that we have entered into with you:

  • to provide the services you have requested
  • to administer and provide the website (such as troubleshooting, data analysis & research)
  • to tell you about changes to our website or our services
  • to help us (or our software developers) improve the website

3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests

We may provide you with marketing information about our own products and services similar to those that you have purchased or enquired about (unless you tell us to stop).

4. To comply with a legal obligation

We do this when we have to comply with legislation such as tax laws.

Our Marketing

We may provide you with information about products, services, special offers, and other news where we feel these may interest you.

Depending on what contact information you have given to us, we may contact you by email or post. We will only do this where you have consented to receiving such information from us.

You can opt out of such marketing at any time and If you wish to do so, please email us at

Working with other organisations

Employers and Recruitment Agencies

With your consent we will make available your 'CV Profile' with hiring employers and recruitment agencies. If you want to see the current list of employers and recruitment agencies, please see here.

When you submit your information you are given a choice as to whether you want your details to be visible to companies advertising on our website, our options are:

  • By selecting hiring organisations to contact you we will allow employers and recruitment agencies to view your CV Profile if they are looking for candidates for positions that you have indicated to us that you are interested in.
  • By selecting to 'Hide' this option your information will only be visible to the company whose job you have applied for and yourself and the staff of Niche Jobs Ltd for administrative purposes.

We are not a recruitment agency and we provide our website and services to you free of charge to allow a simple and easy way to access your future job. As such we do not have any control over how an employer or recruitment agency deals with your information once they have downloaded it from our database and they make their own decisions as to what to do with your personal information. We do ensure that any organisation who accesses your information has signed up to terms and conditions requiring that they deal with your information safely and securely and that they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and any subsequent UK legislation.

If you have indicated to us that you wish to apply for jobs overseas, then we may provide your information to organisations who are not subject to the same data protection legislation that we have in force in the UK. In these cases, we only deal with organisations who have agreed to deal with your information in line with GDPR and UK legislation.

Other third parties

In order to provide your account and our website we may have to allow our trusted partners to have access to your personal information. These organisations include:

  • Our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you
  • Our website developers who need to see your information in order to keep our website up and running

We work with the following organisations:

What laws we may have to comply with

We may have to disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • If we sell our business in which case the personal information that we hold will be part of the transferred assets
  • If we are required by law, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use. This includes exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction

Third Party Privacy Policies

Our site may contain links to websites owned by other organisations. If you follow a link to another website, these websites they will have their own privacy policy.  We suggest that you check the policies of any other websites before giving them your personal information as we cannot accept responsibility for any other website.

Where we keep your Personal Information

Storage of Personal Information

We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse. All personal information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or on secure servers operated by a third party located in the EEA.

All third parties who provide services or software to us are required to sign a contract requiring them to have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to ensure that your information is protected against loss or misuse.

Retention of information

We will store your CV Profile (name, email, employment history etc) for as long as you wish us to.

At any time you can login to add to it, edit it or remove it completely.

After a year of first registering a process will start to regularly remind you that you are storing your file with us.

As soon as there has been a period of 12 months since you last logged in we will:

  • a. automatically 'Hide' your CV Profile (even if you originally consented to it)
  • b. email you*
  • c. make it clear how you can add to your CV Profile (to add new qualifications, update your recent employment records etc), edit your details or remove everything completely
  • * if your email no longer receives we'll delete your records since you won't be able to log in to do it yourself or receive our notices that it needs updating

Plus, we will email you 6 months after you last logged in to remind you to hide your CV Profile if it is still visible.

And we will stay in touch to remind you that you are using the site to store your CV Profile for future easy use throughout your entire career.

If we do not have hear from you (if you do not login), we will delete your account after 5 years.


If you chose to send us information via email, we cannot guarantee the security of this information until it is delivered to us.

Your rights

Access to your information

You have the right to access information that we hold about you. If you wish to receive a copy of the information that we hold, please contact at [Data queries Email] or write to us at the address above

Changing or deleting your information

You can ask us at any time to change, amend or delete the information that we hold about you or ask us not to contact you with any further marketing information. You can also ask us to restrict the information that we process about you.

You can request that we change, amend, delete your information or restrict our processing by emailing us at

You can also login to see all the information you have given us about your career profile to do the above yourself, at any time.

Right to prevent Automated decision making

You have a right to ask us to stop any automated decision making. We do not intentionally carry out such activities, but if you do have any questions or concerns we would be happy to discuss them with you and you can contact us at

Transferring Personal Information

You have the right to request that your personal information is transferred by us to another organisation (this is called "data portability"(. Please contact us at [Data queries Email\ with the details of what you would like us to do and we will try our best to comply with your request. If may not be technically feasible, but we will work with you to try and find a solution.


If you make a request to us under this Privacy Policy and you are unhappy with the response, you can ask for the request to be reviewed under our internal complaints procedure. Our internal complaints procedure allows your request to be reviewed by Managing Director who will do their best to try and resolve the issue.

If you have been through the internal complaints procedure and are still not happy with the result, then you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. They can be contacted as follows:


Telephone: 03031231113


Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We review our Privacy Policy on a frequent basis to check that it accurately reflects how we deal with your information and may amend it if necessary. You should check this page regularly to see the most up to date information.

How to Contact us

We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy which can be sent to


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CORU Registration Process For Non-Irish Qualifications

CORU Registration Process For Non-Irish Qualifications

Alice O'Mahony guides us through the CORU Registration process necessary for health professionals that graduate outside of Ireland.

Written by Alice O'Mahony

It is popular for Irish students to study third level university courses in the UK, particularly health courses. It is important students who are currently studying or approaching the end of their undergraduate university allied health course in the UK, intending to work in Ireland, are aware of CORU requirements.

CORU is the Health and Social Professions Council in Ireland, and are responsible for validating qualifications outside of Ireland and regulating health professions. They're the equivalent to the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) in the UK. They are responsible for public protection and the maintenance of the register of the regulated health professionals.


Currently, they are responsible for the validation of foreign qualifications of applicants from the following professions:

  • Radiographers and radiation therapists,
  • Speech and language therapists,
  • Occupational therapists,
  • Optometrists,
  • Social workers,
  • Dietitians,
  • Dispensing opticians,
  • Physiotherapists.
  • Currently, other allied health professionals such as Clinical Biochemists, Medical Scientists, Orthoptists, Podiatrists, Psychologists, and Social Care Workers do not have to apply for CORU validation of non-Irish qualifications, though this is likely to change in the future.

    CORU advises those applying for validation of qualifications in these professions to contact the Competent Authority of each profession individually where they can advise.

    I completed the process myself as a Diagnostic Radiographer graduating from the UK, and my best advice is to be as organised as possible, and keep in mind that the process can take a long time and be expensive to complete.

    CORU considers each application on a case-by-case basis and at the time of application, I contacted CORU as a graduate from my university in the year above me had completed the exact same process of recognition. They were successful and subsequently gained registration.

    As CORU had already assessed the same degree as the one I held from the same university in the UK, I wondered whether there was a need for me to individually apply as it was deemed equivalent to the Irish qualification already. CORU advises that each application is assessed individually.

    This is important for people to bear in mind.

    In my case, my application could not be considered until CORU had received a certified copy of both the graduation certificate and transcript of results. So, whilst I had qualified in June with a letter being issued from my university confirming that I was successful and detailing my degree classification, allowing me to register with HCPC in the UK, CORU required my graduation certificate.

    My graduation was held in July, so I then had to send the graduation certificate for consideration.

    It is important for candidates to enquire about this with CORU as it may have changed in the two years since I completed this process however this applied in my case and obviously for those with later graduation dates it is important.


    Recognition Process

    There are two processes that need to be completed before you are registered and can work legally in Ireland; the recognition process and the subsequent registration process. Both processes MUST be completed before you can work.

    The recognition process can be a lengthy process, and can take up to four months to complete:

  • CORU aims to issue an acknowledgement in writing within seven days after submitting your application to confirm that the application has been received,
  • Within one month, candidates should hear from CORU again to confirm if the application is complete or if there is any outstanding documentation required for assessment,
  • It then takes up to four months to hear from CORU to advise as to whether your application has been successful and that your qualifications have been recognised. CORU will issue a letter stating that your qualifications have been recognised if they have deemed your qualifications to be equivalent to the Irish qualifications. It is also possible for CORU to refuse to recognise a professional qualification or decide that there is a deficit in the qualification and offer a compensation measure.
  • The actual recognition process and application is a lengthy application.

    Currently, to apply, candidates have to fill out the 27-page application form available online detailing their personal details, their course details and any relevant experience.

    Certified copies of identification such as passport, birth certificate, certificate of qualification and transcript of qualification, and certified course handbooks must also be submitted. A certified copy is one that has been proven as a true copy, and CORU stipulates that only a Solicitor, a Commissioner for Oaths, a Notary Public, or a Peace Commissioner can complete this. These professionals may charge for this service.

    Applicants are currently required to pay CORU €410 for the recognition process.


    Registration Process

    Once a candidate’s qualification has been successfully recognised, they are then eligible for the second process, the registration process.

    New applicants will be applying as a Section 38 applicant.

    This process costs a separate €100, and it is important to note the renewal date for the profession. For example in radiography, it is in October 31st each year so if you are registered in July, it will not last for a year. Instead, you will be required to pay another €100 on the date of the professional annual renewal date for that profession, and then each year thereafter.

    These are the current CORU fees, and I would advise anyone applying to check this as these may change.

    The registration process can take another 12-16 weeks and these include garda vetting. If you have lived outside of Ireland since the age of eighteen, you will also need to provide police clearance from each country that you have lived in.

    It is not possible to complete the registration process until you have completed the recognition process and received the letter confirming that your qualifications have been validated, as you require this letter for registration.

    Anyone applying for CORU recognition and registration needs to be organised and keep on top of their application.

    If you have not heard from CORU by the timeframe outlined, send them an email to keep track of the status of your application as until you have CORU registration, you cannot legally work in the Republic of Ireland.

    It is a lengthy and costly process but recognition only has to be completed once, and once you are registered as a health professional with CORU, the annual renewal process is fairly straightforward.

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