Policies

Terms and Conditions

  • Bath Spa Careers will endeavour to assist employers in locating suitable students/graduates for their opportunities but reserves the right not to advertise an employer's vacancy.
  • 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.
  • Bath Spa Careers 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.
  • It is the responsibility of the employer to let all candidates know the result of an application as soon as possible and also to inform Bath Spa Careers, and to provide the student/graduate with a contact email address/telephone number.
  • 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.
  • It is the duty of the employer to meet all statutory legal requirements with regard to students/graduates employed via Bath Spa Careers. In particular the employer is reminded of the following:

- Payment of the national minimum wage
- Working time directive legislation including holiday entitlement
- Payment of National Insurance contributions, tax, or where appropriate, submission of Declaration of Income forms [P38(s)] to the Inland Revenue
- Adherence to health and safety regulations and provision of adequate insurance – Employer’s and Public Liability Insurance
- Adherence to The Children’s Act
- 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.

  • The employer shall satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any employees and shall be responsible for taking up any references and checking of qualifications provided by the employee before engaging the student.
  • If an employer finds that a student/graduate recruited via Bath Spa Careers does not fulfil reasonable expectations, bearing in mind the job specification notified, Bath Spa Careers will re-advertise the vacancy and endeavour to put forward a replacement, if requested by the employer.
  • Where any charge is to be levied on an employer using Bath Spa Careers, the amount, its purpose and the method of payment will be stated clearly, in writing, when the vacancy is notified.
  • Bath Spa Careers reserves the right not to advertise vacancies it considers unsuitable for students/graduates, and to refuse to advertise further vacancies from any company which breaches this code.

If you have any complaints or comments about Bath Spa Careers’ student employment service in the first instance please contact:

Bath Spa University Careers
Newton Park
BATH
BA2 9BN
Tel: 01225 875525
E-mail: careers@bathspa.ac.uk

Vacancy details

All the information you provide for the advert must be true and not misleading in any respect. We reserve the right to alter or edit your advert at our sole discretion.

When submitting job vacancies you are required to take responsibility to advertise details in accordance with employment legislation that may be relevant to each individual vacancy. We reserve the right to refuse publication of vacancies which do not comply.

For more information about what we do/don’t advertise, please see the advertising guidelines for jobs and work placements/internships and volunteering opportunities.

Access to information

Requests for access to information held on CareerHub will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Further information is available at:

Information we collect as you browse our website

The CareerHub website automatically collects anonymous information which is used to improve the content of our web pages. We never sell, rent or share any of the information we collect by this method with any third party. This information is collected via server logs, which record IP addresses, demographic data, browsing patterns and is used to aid our strategic development, inform our marketing activity and audit usage of our website.

Cookies

CareerHub website may set cookies to customise web page content based on your browser type, IP address or other anonymous information.

Security

Appropriate security measures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information we have collected from you. These security measures include the necessary protection to prevent, as far as possible, access to our databases by parties other than CareerHub.

How we use the information you submit to us

If you submit job vacancy details online, or by any other means of contact, you will be asked to provide personal and/or business information. We will use this information to provide you with our vacancy advertising service and to contact you when necessary.

We will use any information you provide for internal monitoring to aid our strategic development and inform our marketing activity. By submitting vacancy information to CareerHub you agree that your business details will be added to an online database that can be searched by jobseekers.

CareerHub will hold your email address on its systems for as long as you remain a registered user of the vacancies database. You may unsubscribe or change your email alert preferences at any time on CareerHub.

General

This policy may be amended from time to time, please ensure you review it regularly. Please contact us at careers@bathspa.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Volunteering opportunities

If as an organisation you are a registered charity and would like to offer a voluntary opportunity to our students, please read the terms below carefully. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Susan at Just V via 01225 876296 or email justv@bathspa.ac.uk.

We ask that host organisations agree to the following:

  • To provide a main point of contact for the opportunity
  • To provide any other relevant promotional material that will help Just V advertise the project
  • To let Just V know the names of students recruited to the opportunity using the contact details above
  • To alert Just V to any poor or inappropriate behaviour by our students or any other concerns that may arise so that they can be addressed
  • To undertake DBS checks on volunteers if necessary for the role, and to remain in contact with the students whilst waiting for checks to be returned
  • To provide travel and lunch expenses where appropriate
  • To ensure that volunteers are aware of, and treated in accordance with, the organisation’s policies relevant to the volunteering role. These may include, but are not limited to:

- Equal opportunities policy
- Health & safety policy
- Confidentiality procedures
- Complaints procedures

  • To ensure that volunteers are covered by appropriate insurance. This might be Employer’s Liability Insurance that has been extended specifically to cover volunteers or Public Liability Insurance. In some instances, additional types of insurance may be necessary:

- Professional Liability Insurance – covers your organisation for claims arising from loss or injury caused by services provided negligently or without reasonable care
- Insurance for Volunteer Drivers – if your organisation owns the vehicle being used then you are responsible for arranging insurance.