Privacy Notice



Get AHead Privacy Notice

Here at Wakefield Council, we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purpose(s) listed in section 2 below. This notice provides details of how the Council collects and uses information (data) about you.

We will keep your information (data) secure at all times.

  1. Who we are.
    a) The Controller for the information we hold is Wakefield Council. Contact details:
    Telephone: 01924 306112
    Email: dataprotection@wakefield.gov.uk
  2. b) The Council’s Data Protection Officer is Corporate Information Governance Team Manager: Contact details:
    Telephone: 01924 306112
    Email: dpo@wakefield.gov.uk
  3. How we use your data:
    The Council needs to collect the following information about you:
  • your email address

We use this information to notify you of any future Headteacher vacancies advertised on the Get AHead website. We may also contact you to obtain your feedback on the website and the vacancies available, and your experience of the recruitment process. From time to time we may let you know of any updates to our website.

To enable us to provide our service to you we will share your information with teams that have a legitimate business need to access your data. These include HR and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.

In addition, your data may be accessed by Internal Audit and the Counter-Fraud Team as they are required to hold, or have access to, information from systems and processes across the Council so that we can:

  • Fulfil legal (Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, and Local Government Act 1972) and mandatory professional requirements (Public Sector Internal Audit Standards) to provide an internal audit function.
  • Investigate referrals made under the Council’s Counter-Fraud Framework, including the Whistleblowing Policy.
  • Participate in national and local counter-fraud schemes, such as the National Fraud Initiative, to help protect the public purse.
  • Maintain the central register of applications for RIPA (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000)
  • Ensure the effectiveness of the Council’s governance, risk management, and control processes.  This forms part of the Head of Internal Audit Annual Assurance Opinion, which is incorporated into the Annual Governance Statement.
  • Facilitate the prevention, deterrence and detection of bribery, corruption, fraud and money-laundering committed against the Council.

The Council will not share your data with third parties.

The Council will not use your data for any purpose other than to notify you of future Headteacher vacancies and possibly to seek feedback on your experience of using the website.

Should you decide not to provide any of the information we request from you the Council would not be able to notify you of future Headteacher vacancies.

  1. What authority does the Council have to collect and use this information?
    The Council has a legitimate interest in processing personal data in relation to your request to be notified of future Headteacher vacancies.
  2. How long will we keep your data?
    12 months
  3. Your rights and your personal data
    Under the GDPR you have the following rights:

Right of Access
You have a right of access to the personal information that the Council holds about you, and/or the right to be given a copy of the data undergoing processing.

Right to Rectification
You have the right to request that the Council corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.

Right to Erasure
In certain circumstances, you may have the right to request your personal data is erased.

Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right, where there is a dispute in relation to accuracy or lawfulness of processing of your personal data, to request that a restriction is placed on further processing.

Right to Portability
You have the right to request the Council provide you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller. However, this only applies to data that you have provided to us and not to all the information that the Council holds about you.

Right to Object to Processing
In certain circumstances, you may have a right to object to the processing of your personal data.

Right of Complaint
You have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner, please find contact details below.
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number

To exercise any of your rights, you should contact the Data Controller’s representative as shown in section 1b.

  1. Transfer of data outside the UK
    The Council will not transfer your data outside the UK.
  2. Further processing
    If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new Privacy Notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.
  3. Changes to this Notice
    We will review this notice regularly, and no later than every 2 years, to ensure it remains accurate and relevant, unless legislative changes require this sooner. 
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