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Privacy Agreement 

I certify that the information provided is correct and agree that it should form part of the basis of my engagement. I authorise the London Borough of Lewisham to check the information that I have supplied. I understand that falsification of qualification or information may lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal without notice.

Our stringent pre-employment checks reflect our commitment to protecting our service users. By signing this application form, you are giving the London Borough of Lewisham permission to approach any of your former employers for a reference once you have been verbally offered and accepted a role with us.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, the personal information supplied by you on this application form and in any accompanying documents will be used by Lewisham Council and any other appointed agent, for the purpose of appointment to the post applied for and to allow monitoring the fairness of the recruitment and selection process.

Furthermore, the information may be used to consider a complaint regarding the selection process and/or defend Lewisham Council against any legal action undertaken associated with the fairness of the selection process by any interested parties.

It is also important to stress that certain information you supply will be used for verification purposes and we may need to contact third parties to confirm facts contained within the application.

Where you are have been successfully appointed this information will be retained for the period you are employed and a subsequent 7 years in standard cases, 25 subsequent years where you have been employed to work with children and vulnerable persons and 40 years if you will come into contact with Asbestos as part of your duties.

However, if you are unsuccessful your information will be retained for 12 months after the appointment to post.

I have read and understood the above statement and consent to the personal data submitted with this application form being used for the purposes described. The authority is under duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form within this authority for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies administering public funds solely for this purpose. 

For further information on how Lewisham Council uses personal information please contact