Terms and Conditions

The Falmouth University Jobs and Opportunity Board is managed by Falmouth University Employability Service and we value the relationships we have with employers. Our aim is to provide a high level of service to meet your needs and this document outlines the terms and conditions in respect of advertising opportunities in order to maintain a professional and high quality service.

General:

Falmouth University Employability Service will endeavour to assist employers in promoting their opportunities to our students and graduates, but we shall bear no liability for any loss, damage or delay arising from the performance of these services.

Falmouth University Employability Service reserves the right not to promote or endorse opportunities if they could bring the University into any form of disrepute, or if they are deemed in any way not to be suitable or in the best interests of the students and graduates. In particular opportunities which:

  • Do not meet the requirements of national employment regulations
  • Do not meet requirements of the National Minimum Wage legislation
  • Contain misleading, inaccurate or incomplete job descriptions
  • Appear to promote or endorse illegal activity
  • Require any up front financial investment from the applicant or registration with an agency
  • Are connected with pyramid or similar style selling schemes
  • Present an undue health and safety risk to the applicant
  • Are commission only roles with the absence of contracted wages or salary
  • Offer payment in kind as opposed to wages or salary
  • Require a photograph to be submitted as part of the application.

Falmouth University Employability Service reserves the right to edit listed opportunities and promotional copy where necessary and at our sole discretion. This includes the closing date as timescales of more than 3 weeks for a full-time or part-time job is not recommended.

As mentioned earlier it is the duty of the employer to meet all statutory legal requirements with regard to students and/ or graduates employed via Falmouth University Employability Service. In particular, the employer is reminded of the following:

- Payment of the national minimum wage, paid within an agreed timescale

- Working time directive legislation including holiday entitlement

- Payment of National Insurance contributions

- Adherence to health and safety regulations and provision of adequate insurance; Employer’s and Public Liability Insurance

- Compliance with legislation against discrimination in employment on the basis of disability, ethnic origin, gender etc. and with good practice in respect of non-discrimination on the grounds of age

- Supporting recommendations regarding Dignity at Work and ensuring that all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

Unpaid Opportunities: We believe short-term work-based learning opportunities that relate to students’ or graduates’ studies or future career ambitions can be a valuable and important part of their experience.

We strongly advocate paid opportunities whenever possible, however, opportunities less than two weeks, with a working week of less than 35 hours a week can be advertised at our discretion.

If unpaid, we would strongly recommend covering expenses relating to travel, materials and lunch. Since the opportunity is to enhance and develop the student's employability we ask that you provide supervision, feedback and a reference/ recommendation.

Hours: The employer should be aware of the student's study obligations and as a guide should not ask full time students to work in excess of 15 hours per week, except during vacations or other periods when a student does not have the usual pressure of study.

Falmouth University Employability Service recommend that employers are flexible with timings and dates and try to provide alternative arrangements for the selection processes if and when these clash with exams, submissions or other important academic commitments.

Falmouth University Employability Service does not support the use of zero hours contracts. Any employer found to be using them will be required to put the student/graduate on a regular contract. Failure to do so may result in the termination of the contract.

Place of Work:
Falmouth University Employability Service
reserves the right not to advertise opportunities that are based in private homes. If the opportunity involves freelance/ commission work we suggest the student or graduate works from home.

Vacancy details: The employer must make clear the nature of the work/placement offered and specify any necessary skills required, the proposed wages and other terms. If they are able, the employer should also state the number and distribution of hours to be worked, the date that the employment will end and a URL to the company’s website.

All the information you provide for the advert must be true and not misleading in any respect.

When submitting job adverts you are required to take responsibility to advertise details in accordance with employment legislation that may be relevant to each individual opportunity. Falmouth University Employability Service reserve the right to refuse publication of opportunities which do not comply.

Additional: It is the employer’s responsibility to assess the suitability of any employees and shall be responsible for taking up any references and checking of qualifications provided by the employee before making a formal offer to the student/ graduate.

It is the responsibility of the employer to let all candidates know the result of an application as soon as possible and to provide the student/graduate with a contact email address/telephone number.

If an employer finds that a student/graduate recruited via the Falmouth University Employability Service does not fulfil reasonable expectations, bearing in mind the job specification notified, please contact us to discuss the reasons and potentially re-advertising the opportunity.

Data Protection

All information you provide for your registration will be stored from the moment it is entered. Failure to provide this data will mean that you will be unable to create a user account and go on to advertise opportunities.

By registering on Careerhub, you understand that all personal information given will be stored and used within the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Data Protection Act when passed, by Falmouth University in order to administer your account. This includes contacting you using the details provided about:

- opportunities to advertise jobs and student opportunities

- queries specific to your company or job listings

- invitations to events or University activities

- ways you can engage with the University and its students

You can unsubscribe from all or any of the communication settings at any time. You should also set your communication preferences within the communications settings.

If as an employer you enter contact details within your job application process this information will remain published and live until the date you have specified as a closing date for applications.

No employer information from Careerhub will be passed onto third parties.

Your information can be changed and updated by you at any time using your personal login and password.

Your Rights: If you change your mind and no longer wish to register on Careerhub, please contact us at Employability@falmouth.ac.uk.

Additional Information:
How will your personal information be used?
Falmouth University needs to collect and store the personal information requested in the form in order to register you and set you up as a user on Careerhub.

What information do I need to give? The following personal information is needed and will be stored for the purposes of your registration. The password is to enable you to log in to your area within careehub to add, amend and remove roles. Your contact details are to allow us to contact you will queries relating to opportunities at your organisation and to update you in line with your preferences :

Title and Full name

Business Email

Password

Where will my information be stored? Your information will be stored within University systems which are all located within the European Economic Area (EEA).

Who will be able to see my information? Falmouth University, who are responsible for your information (as the 'data controller').

How long will my information be kept? Your information will be stored until you ask for it to be deleted or three years after your last engagement or activity with CareerHub, whichever is sooner.

If as an employer you enter contact details within your job application process, this information will remain published and live until the date you have specified as a closing date for applications.

What are my full rights?Under the GDPR, you have a number of rights in terms of your personal information. This includes the right to make a complaint if you feel that your information has not been used correctly. For more information on these rights, please see the University's website and the Information Commissioner's website

Complaints: If you have any complaints or comments about the Falmouth University Employability Service Jobs and Opportunity Board please contact: Sarah Plunkett, Head of Employability, Falmouth University, Woodlane Campus, TR11 4RH or email:sarah.plunkett@falmouth.ac.uk