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By supplying your CV to The Industry Club we are receiving personal data from you. We are required to hold and use this data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and will ensure your data is processed in line with its requirements.

As you are supplying us your CV in the pursuit of a job we hold your CV for this purpose, which will include work on your behalf to find you the right job. We will hold your information for up to 6 years as we know that our candidates usually change jobs within that timeframe and that gives us the opportunity to advise you when suitable roles become available.

Our legal basis for this processing is something called Legitimate Interest, which means we believe you would be expecting to hear from us when we have relevant job opportunities to discuss with you. This is always done as a very personal, handpicked service. You always have the chance to request we delete your details. You can do this, and request any other information on how we process your data, by emailing: info@theindustryclub.co.uk.

Whilst we are pursuing a specific job role for you we will need to take some identity information, such as your passport details and other possible ID details. We do this in accordance with requirements placed on us by our clients to validate your identity and ensure your right to work. We will obtain your consent for this processing at the time we collect it.

If you would prefer we did not hold your details on record, further to a submission of your CV for a specific job, then please email us at info@theindustryclub.co.uk.

If you are intending on being engaged through a limited company, be it a personal service or umbrella company, then we provide this privacy information as matter of reference for you. Our basis for ongoing processing will be the contract between us and that company. You will need to ensure, independently, that you are comfortable with how your personal data will be processed as an employee of that personal service or umbrella company.

For full information of how we keep your personal data secure and on your rights, please review our comprehensive privacy notice, which is available here:

Please note, that for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation, The Industry Club will be the data controller. The Industry Club is a trading name of The Work Club London Limited (Company number 07481831).


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Talented People drive passion, grow businesses and create great work.

We specialise in recruitment, executive search and training for the creative communications industry – directly for brands and agencies.

We pride ourselves as experts in the industry with a wealth of hands on experience. We equip creative businesses with best in class talent, relevant training and operational consultancy to ensure clients maximise creative and commercial opportunities. Whether you are considering a new job, looking to hire a new member for your team or need training or consultancy you’ve come to the right place

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How to survive your annual audit – the Auditors are coming

For some, this is daunting news. Intruders in suits are going to occupy the premises and not leave until they’re satisfied that our annual accounts are a ‘true and fair’ representation of our financial performance. We’ll have to do what the pitch teams do and pull an all-nighter to get our house in order.

For others, it’s a breeze. Everything is in order because we operate with auditors in mind all year round. We even know what format they want our data in. No skeletons in our closet.

Wherever you sit on the audit-ready scale, there are some measures it’s a good idea to take in the run-up to the audit period and beyond.

Read our consultant Annie’s full article here.

Start 2020 with a vision for wellness at work

Part 1: Wellness at work: where we’re at

Obviously, you’ll have records that show the amount of sick leave taken. You’ll know who the Trojans – the hardy types that butch it out when they’re unwell and make it in no matter what (even when they shouldn’t) – are.

And then there are those who are working while off sick, thinking they’re minimising the backlog they’ll be returning to when they get back to work.

All well intentioned, but it could be storing up trouble. Findings from the CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work Survey 2019 tell us that:

  • employee absence is at an all-time low of 5.9 days per employee per year
  • 63% of employers say their staff work during their annual leave and / or when on sick leave

Read Melissa’s full article on wellness at work here.

IR35: 6 things Resource Managers need to prepare for April 2020

Come April 2020, Resource Managers are likely to be affected by a new rule: to assess whether the terms of engagement of contractors and freelancers fall inside or outside IR35.

What does this mean? 

IR35 is a piece of tax legislation. It’s there to stop people enjoying the tax benefits that go with the risk and expense of being self-employed when the terms of their contracts are similar to those of payrolled employees…

Read our consultant Annie’s advice on how to start preparing for IR35 here.

The Industry School delivers innovative, cost effective training for the creative communications industry – which as a profession changes so rapidly that keeping skills up to date is a necessity for business growth and success. Our workshops are developed and delivered by industry insiders.

Our unique workshops incorporate core business skills, the latest theories and masses of skills practice to make the session relevant and the information immediately retained by the attendee.