Personal Information We Process

At Historic England, we use the Applied platform to manage our recruitment. Instead of using your CV, we ask you to answer questions to test skills and competencies needed for the role you are applying for. Your responses are then anonymised and reviewed in a random order by our hiring team.

The types of information we may process include:

Information provided by you in your application and during the interview process:

  • Personal identification and contact information: name, email address, telephone number(s)
  • Evidence of how you meet the job requirements: responses to skills and competency questions which may include details of your work experience, education or professional qualifications
  • Other information: your eligibility to work in the UK, reasonable adjustments required for interview, details of unspent criminal convictions and whether you have family or friends working at Historic England

Information collected or created by us when reviewing your application:

  • Our assessment of your suitability for the role. This includes application screening, interview notes and test scores where applicable
  • Communications relating to your application

Special categories of personal data:

  • This includes racial and ethnic origin information, information relating to disabilities, religious beliefs or sexual orientation, and physical or mental health information. This is not mandatory information and we only see summary statistics. If you choose not to provide this information, it will not affect your application

Other personal information we may process:

  • If you attend our premises for an interview, we may capture your image on CCTV that is used at our sites for the prevention and detection of crime

Providing your personal information

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide your personal information to Historic England during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly, or at all.

You are under no obligation to provide information for equal opportunities monitoring purposes and there are no consequences for your application if you choose not to provide such information.