Equality Statement

Cycle SOS recognise that discrimination in the workplace in any form is unacceptable and in most cases unlawful. We have therefore adopted an Equal Opportunities Policy to ensure that all job applicants and employees are treated fairly and without favour or prejudice.

 

We are committed to applying this policy throughout all areas of employment, recruitment and selection, training, development and promotion. In all situations people will be judged solely on merit or ability.

 

Supporting Talent & Continuing Professional Development

We encourage our employees to be the best that they can be. This means recognising talent and continuing to nurture it.

We encourage our employees to attend regular training updates to ensure that our staff and our business are at the forefront of our profession.

We draw from the experience and expertise of our senior consultants and support them in sharing this knowledge whether it be in-house or in external advisory roles such as conferences.

 

Graduates

We are proud to have been in a position to offer training contracts to deserving graduates each year for the past five consecutive years.

Giving a graduate the opportunity to embark on their career in law is gratifying in itself but in doing so, our business has been enriched with a team of exceptional Solicitors that add an extra dimension to the team. Whilst gaining a wealth of knowledge and expertise from the more experienced members of our team they bring with them a fresh new approach to many aspects of our business.

 

Apprenticeships

Where possible, we are committed to employing people who live in the community in which we work. Apprenticeships have been a real asset to our company in recent years. In our experience, they provide a motivated and satisfied workforce that often become an integral part of the team.

Candidate Privacy Policy

You have chosen to share your information with us in order to potentially enter into a contract of employment with Smith Jones. This document tells you how we will use your information, who we will share it with, and how long we will retain the data.

For these purposes we are your Data Controller. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as Smith Jones (Solicitors) Limited and are registered under reference Z1906240. Our named Data Protection Officer who can be contacted by email at clientcare@sjlaw.co.uk.

The purpose of our processing your data is for the purpose of investigating whether we can enter into a contract of employment with you. Our lawful basis of the processing is the performance of a contract or potential contract of employment with you.

The data that we have collected is data provided to us either directly by you or that you have provided to an agency to pass to us on your behalf. The only other places we may obtain information about you from are from your referees or from a criminal records checking agency if you are applying for a job that requires such a check. The information we hold is therefore that which is provided by you.

Where we request special category information from you such as information about race, religion or other sensitive matters for the purposes of diversity studies, these items of data are not held with any application form and are anonymised.

Other than for the purposes of contacting your referees or the criminal records checking agency, we do not share your data with anyone. We store all of our data in the UK and Ireland. We will retain your data for 6 months from the date received or, in the event of a successful application, we will hold your data according to our Employee Privacy Policy. We do not routinely delete our emails so we may hold some email correspondence with you indefinitely. If you object to this, please ask us to manually delete these emails.

We will use your data to decide if you potentially fulfil the criteria that we are looking for in a candidate for employment. We do not use it for any other purpose. We do not use any automated decision-making or profiling in relation to your data.

If you are unhappy with how we are handling your data, you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office to complain. We would ask you to contact our data protection officer in the first instance to try and reach a satisfactory conclusion.