Important information for all applicants - how we use your data:

We use your data to administer your application for an employment position with Help for Heroes

We only hold your ‘personal’ data when you provide it to us in your application. Your data is added to a secure filing system that is accessed only by relevant Help for Heroes staff.

We never sell, rent or share your details with other organisations.

We will retain anonymised data for statistical analysis for the sole aim of developing and improving our recruitment practices and processes.

Our legal basis for processing your data:

Under law, we process your data as is necessary for the potential performance of an employment contract. We determine that in you providing your personal data to us you do so with the understanding that we will process your data only to support and administer your application.

Who your data may be transferred to:

Your personal data will never be transferred to another organisation without your explicit consent.

How long your data will be kept:

Your data will be kept within a secure filing system for 6 months following the fulfilment of the post for which you applied after which it will be securely destroyed.

How you are in control:

You are in control of the data we hold about you and at any time you can request:


You can make a request for any of the above by writing to the Data Protection Officer, Help for Heroes, Unit 18 Downton Business Centre, Wiltshire SP5 3RB or by email on

In all cases your request will be fulfilled unless there is a legal reason not to do so which will be explained to you at the time of your request.  If you are unhappy about how your personal data is managed you can raise a concern or complaint with the Information Commissioner, telephone: 0303 123 1113 website:

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