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Neil Cooksey

Neil Cooksey – Managing Director

I have worked in Recruitment since 1996. I have built teams that are service focused in the blue collar and transport sectors in both branch and onsite recruitment models. I have a passion for growing a business through the development of its individual team members, together with cultivating a company culture based on honesty, fairness, support, straight talking and hard work. Clients know they are in safe hands with me as I take a very hands on approach and work collaboratively with them to build and maintain long term relationships based on trust, to deliver a service that stands out from our competitors and exceed customer expectations.

Craig Locke

Craig Locke - Operations Director

I have over 25 years recruitment experience, built on a foundation of an honest and quality service, for both my candidates and clients. I have worked in all sectors, including food, logistics, automotive, retail, aviation, transport, office, skilled and technical within blue and white collar, in both temporary and permanent recruitment. I am highly motivated and passionate with a can-do attitude, which is very hands on and results driven. I focus on delivering an exceptional service, building strong relationships, and ensuring compliance and best practice.

Rob Hadley

Rob Hadley - Operations Director

I have 18 years experience within the blue-collar sector, I have a track record of exceeding my clients and workers expectations. To my workers, I get to know you, to understand your job requirements to ensure that you have the full support to thrive and achieve. To my clients, I get to know your culture, values, current challenges, and forge strong relationships to deliver a recruitment solution I am proud of and you will be too. To all, I do what I say I will do and approach all tasks with truth, fairness, and a desire to always improve.

Julie Giles – People & Compliance Director

My career in the recruitment sector began in 1993 as a consultant where I got my first taste of an industry that I am now extremely passionate about. Over the years I have gained extensive experience in Recruitment Operations and HR & Compliance roles, working at board level for a national recruitment provider.

My knowledge and connections within the regulated sector, coupled with my drive to keep ahead of all legislative and industry changes enable me to ensure our recruitment solutions are of the highest ethical standards. For our clients, this means their agency workforce is fully compliant and there is no risk to their brand’s reputation, giving peace of mind and reassurance that they are in safe hands.

In my role as People, Legal & Compliance Director, I take great pride in building long-lasting relationships with our clients and partner with them on an individual basis, to offer a tailored solution to their needs. I have a reputation for providing professional, compliant, and flexible commercial solutions that balance the goals of our clients with our own business operations, all whilst maintaining the required standards and legislative requirements.

I am incredibly passionate about raising standards and service delivery within the recruitment industry and will ensure The Job People meet and exceed your expectations.

Melanie Gamblin

Melanie Gamblin - Sales Director

I have worked in blue-collar recruitment since 2002, working with two of the largest industrial agencies in the UK. I began in Operations before moving into Sales Management in 2009. Fostering a collaborative and high-performing team culture along with building and maintaining strong partnerships with clients is at the core of my approach.

I work closely with organisations to understand their unique needs and deliver recruitment solutions that drive success. My commitment to excellence, coupled with a deep understanding of the unique challenges and requirements within the blue-collar sector, has consistently driven successful partnerships at all levels.

It is crucial as a sales professional that the proposal submitted to prospective clients will be delivered. This is why I joined The Job People, as I have complete faith in the Operational teams to provide the highest calibre service.

Amy Breen

Amy Breen - Regional Manager

I began my recruitment career in 2006 as a trainee consultant and instantly fell in love with the job. The thrill of meeting new people and hearing their stories, coupled with the dynamic nature of the role, continues to inspire me. I strongly believe that listening to our clients and candidates is crucial to delivering a bespoke quality service, and a principle I uphold every day. Over the years, I have worked across various sectors and serviced clients from Scotland to London. I am privileged to be a part of such a great team here at The Job People.

Tim Idoine

Tim Idoine - Branch Manager Birmingham

I am honest, trustworthy, meticulous, and hardworking. I started in recruitment in 2014, over the past 8 years, my hunger to succeed and passion to deliver a first-class exceptional client service has given me a strong reputation within the blue-collar industry. I am proven in building strong service teams; I demand the best from myself and those around me to meet and exceed our clients’ requirements. The strength of our team, our work ethic and culture coupled with our excellent service set us apart.

Adam Hickman - Marketing Manager

I've worked in the recruitment sector creating content since 2015. I have a strong marketing and advertising background, and a keen interest in social media advertising, design and video production. My career has enabled me to film some of the largest warehousing and distribution centres in the UK, and produce recruitment videos for top UK brands. I'm over the moon to have joined The Job People doing what I love doing most.


Gemma Murphy – Payroll Manager

I have over 20 years’ experience Payrolling Industrial, Transport and Commercial businesses across a multitude of manufacturing, logistics, Public and Healthcare.

What does this mean? I have covered various legislation, recession, and pandemic changes and throughout these challenges I ensure that it is a compliant, managed process that incorporates Modern Day Slavery trigger points to ensure the best for our workers, and the best for our customers.

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The Job People - Registration - Privacy Notice

In order for us to offer you work finding services we will need to collect certain personal information from you in accordance with our privacy policy. Please read this and scroll to the bottom to continue.

The Job People Limited (14315987), (referred to as "The Company", "Our" "We", "Us") are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information and meeting our data protection obligations when handling data. This Privacy Notice informs you how we process the personal information we collect from you.

The Job People is the "Controller" of the Personal Data you provide to us meaning we determine the purposes and means of the processing of your personal data in relation to work finding services.

Why do we need to collect your data and how do we get the data?

In order for us to offer you work finding services we will need to collect certain personal information from you to allow us to perform our contract with you and to enable us to comply with our legal obligations. We may also obtain data about you indirectly from other sources such as your referees, job board websites, including social media platforms, personal recommendations and from our clients during the performance of your duties whilst on assignments.

What type of Personal Data will be collected?

(Please note that the list below of categories of personal data we may collect is not exhaustive)

  • our legal and professional advisors;
  • master and neutral vendors or umbrella companies for payroll purposes;
  • third parties for referencing or audit purposes;
  • suppliers, customers and partnering employment businesses for the performance and compliance obligations of any contract we enter into with them or you;
  • our client's supply chain auditors
  • our benefit providers;
  • statutory authorities such as HMRC; and,
  • where legally obliged to, such as by applicable court order or law

What type of Sensitive Personal Data will be collected?

  • Your immigration status, Nationality and Ethnic origin;
  • details regarding your health;
  • samples to perform drug and alcohol testing;and,
  • fingerprint and hand scans.

This information is collected either to comply with our obligations under employment law; or, where this does not apply, we will request your explicit consent.

How will my Personal Data be used?

The data we hold and process will be used for our management and administrative use within the work finding services that we provide to you. We will keep and use it to manage our relationship with you effectively, lawfully and appropriately, during the recruitment process, during the duration of your contract with us and at the time when your contract ends and after you have left. This includes recruitment services, payroll, performance management, legal and compliance reporting obligations and internal, external and client or third-party audits.

We do not undertake automated decision making or profiling.

Who will you share my data with?

We will share your personal data with our clients. This is fundamental and essential to:

  • Introduce you to our client contacts for temporary assignments and permanent employment;
  • enable our clients to observe their obligations where your personal data is necessary for your assignment (for example; for driving assignments we will share your driving licence); and,
  • to enable our clients to audit our processes and compliance with our legal obligations in relation to supplying temporary labour.

We may also share your personal data that is necessary with:

  • Your name, address, date of birth, contact details, marital status and gender;
  • Your emergency contact details;
  • Your employment history;
  • Your driving licence;
  • Details of criminal convictions if this is required for a role that you are interested in applying for
  • Information required to pay you such as your bank details and NI number;
  • Your photograph;
  • Time and attendance data;
  • CCTV images where we or our clients operate CCTV; and,
  • Information on your interests and needs regarding future employment.

No third parties shall have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so or it is necessary in order to offer you work finding services or for the performance of your contract. In this case, only the personal data that is relevant and necessary shall be shared/transferred.

We do not envisage that your data would be transferred outside the EU. If we perceive the need to do that, we would discuss that with you and explain the legal basis for the transfer of the data at that stage.

What is our legal basis for processing your Personal Data?

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), our lawful basis we rely on for processing this information are:

  1. for the purpose of carrying out the contractual relationship or to take steps to enter into an contractual relationship;
  2. to comply with our legal obligations; and/or,
  3. for the purposes of our "legitimate interests" (except where such interests are overridden by your interests, rights or freedoms).

Our "legitimate interests" for these purposes are the need to:

  1. introduce you to clients and partnering employment businesses for temporary assignments and permanent employment;
  2. process your data to enable us to carry out the contract entered into;
  3. gather and share your data for the purposes of safeguarding your health and safety
  4. transfer your data intra-group for administrative purposes;
  5. process your data for the purposes of ensuring network and information security; and,
  6. protect our legal position in the event of legal proceedings.

Who will process my Personal Data?

Your personal data will be processed by our staff in the UK, our third-party contractors based within the European Union. The Company, may use data processors, which are third party organisations providing services (or elements thereof) to the Company. The Company has a contract in place with all data processors which ensures that all data processors are only permitted to process data in accordance with instructions received by the Company as the data controller and within current data protection legislation. Data processors are not permitted to share your personal information with any third-party organisation.

Where will my Personal Data be stored?

Your Data is stored on our own and third party servers located within the European Union and on paper files held locally for the performance and compliance obligations of any contract we enter into with them or you.

What information will be collected when you visit our website?


Your browser can read cookie files and, in some cases, remember your preferences, e.g., which content to display on the screen. They usually contain two pieces of information - a site name and a unique user ID. You can manage cookies from each of the major browsers. Remember that some of our website's features won't work with cookies turned off.

Usage data

We may process data including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. Our website analytics software is the source of the data, which may be processed for the purposes of analysing and improving the website and associated services.

Do I have to provide you with my Personal Data?

No, you are not required to provide us with your personal data, however, without the necessary data to assess your suitability for work assignments, that enables us to introduce you to our clients we will be unable to offer you work finding services and enter into a contractual relationship with you.

How long will my Personal Data be kept?

Having regard to the original purpose for which the data was processed, we will keep your Personal Data for no longer than is legally required and strictly necessary. You can request a copy of our Document Retention Policy from your local representative.

We will retain your contact details for a period of two years after your last assignment to continue to offer you work finding services. If you no longer wish to be contacted for work during this period, you can let us know by contacting your local representative or via email at

What are my rights?

You have the right to:

Be Forgotten: request that your personal data is deleted
Data Portability: for data held on you to be transmitted to a third party
Withdraw Consent: where we process your personal data based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time
Object to Processing: where we process your personal data for the performance of a legal task or in view of our legitimate interests you have the right to object on "grounds relating to your particular situation"
Subject Access: to access information we hold about you. This is sometimes referred to as making a "subject access request" or "SAR"
Rectification: request your data is rectified if you consider any information we hold about you is incorrect
Restrict Processing: such as where you have contested the accuracy of the personal data we hold on you, you have the right to block or suppress the further processing of your personal data

You also have a specific right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. The supervisory authority in the UK is the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office).

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website:


Should you have any questions, comments or wish to exercise your rights in relation to your Personal Data, please contact or write to Data Protection Officer, The Job People Limited 120 Vyse St, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B18 6NF.

Changes to our privacy notice

Any changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on our notice boards and websites, and where appropriate, we'll notify you verbally. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice.