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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Employment Services privacy notice

Who we are

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. We are a charity registered in Scotland SC003558.  Our registered office is Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB.

This privacy notice tells you what data we collect and what we use it for, within Employment Services and our funded programmes.

What information do we collect?

The information we collect, and share is; full name, National Insurance number, date of birth, start date of job, end date of job and leaver destination. To ensure the correct allocation of funding and to confirm eligibility for programme funding we need to supply personal details to the your council - Angus, East Dunbartonshire, Fife, Highland, South Lanarkshire or Stirling.

To ensure that on-going support is made available for young people aged between 16 and 24 years, we share the following personal details with Skills Development Scotland; full name, date of birth, address, postcode, telephone number, start date of job, end date of job, leaver destination, name of new employer or college/university.

How we use the information?

SCVO will periodically conduct audits with employers to ensure compliance with the conditions of the council programme funding. Part of the audit can include requesting copies of payslips, signed contract of employment and evidence of review/supervision meetings conducted.

We will not share your information with any third parties other than the partners detailed above, unless we have asked for your consent to do so.

When you have completed your job, we will keep your information for as long as we are required to do so by the funder (Angus, East Dunbartonshire, Fife, Highland, South Lanarkshire or Stirling council) - this is currently 6 years.

Your rights over your information

By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate.

You can also ask us to give you a copy of the information and to stop using your information.

To submit a request for your data, please contact us by email, post or telephone, please use the contact information provided above.

How to contact us

You can write to us at the address above or contact us by email or phone at: or 0141 739 3870

Your right to complain

If you have a complaint about our use of your information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office online at or by phone on 0303 123 1113.

Last modified on 12 September 2022
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