Service being provided

Facilitation of recruitment of staff to Worcester City Council and the provision of advice and guidance to services within the City Council relating to policy, process and procedures for recruitment.

Categories of personal data we need to collect



Contact Details


Date of Birth


Personal Documentation (Passport/Driving License)

Unique Identifiers (National Insurance Number)

Categories of ‘special’ personal data we need to collect



Criminal Record

Racial or Ethnic Origin


Sexual Orientation

Source of data

Matrix SMC Ltd

WM Jobs

Consequences of failing to provide personal data

If you do not provide the required personal data it may delay or prevent you from applying for a job with or taking up employment with Worcester City Council.

Data Controller and Processors

The Data Controller is Worcester City Council

The Data Protection Officer for Worcester City Council can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Matrix SCM Ltd and WM Jobs are Data Processors supporting this purpose.

Purpose of Processing & Lawful Basis

Service Delivery

Service planning/Improvement

Prevention or Detection of Fraud/Crime

Our legal basis for using your personal data is:

Entering or performing a contract with the data subject

Compliance with a legal obligation to which the data controller is subject

Our legal basis for using your Special Categories of data is:

processing is necessary for the purposes of carrying out the obligations and exercising specific rights of the controller or of the data subject in the field of employment

Who we share the information with

Either with your consent or on the offer of a job we will seek references from your previous employer/character references.

How long we hold your information

We will only keep your information for the minimum period necessary. The information outlined in this privacy notice will be kept in accordance with our retention schedule. All information will be held securely and destroyed under confidential conditions.

Individual Legal Rights

Our use of your data will be subject to the following legal rights:

  • Your Right to be Informed
  • Your Right to Access your personal data
  • Your Right for us to Rectify your personal data
  • Your Right to Object to how we use your personal data

Individual right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office

If you have any worries or questions about how your personal information is handled please contact our Data Protection Officer via

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Phone: 01905 722233

Postal Address:

Data Protection Officer
Worcester City Council
The Guildhall
High Street

If you still have concerns following our response you have the right to raise the matter with the Information Commissioner’s Office:

Postal Address:
Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,