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Security Information

GCHQ – The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is a British intelligence and security organisation responsible for providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the British government and armed forces.

NCSC – The National Cyber Security Centre is an organisation of the United Kingdom Government that provides advice and support for the public and private sector in how to avoid cyber threats. Based in London, it became operational in October 2016, and its parent organisation is GCHQ. The organisation builds on earlier collaboration between GCHQ CESG, CPNI and the Cabinet Office to provide guidance on Information Assurance to the UK’s wider private sector

CREST – a not for profit organisation that serves the needs of a technical information security marketplace that requires the services of a regulated professional services industry.

Recruitment Information

REC website – ‘Recruitment & Employment Confederation’ website for all recruitment law & best practice guidelines. 

IPSE (formally PCG or Professional Contractors Group)  – Industry advice & information for Contract Consultants. 

Inland Revenue website – All the latest news & advice on IR35 plus all other HMRC issues. 

Code of Ethics

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Ethics – a definition 

“values relating to human conduct with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and outcomes of such actions.”

 Work Relationships

  • In order to establish trust and build productive work relationships, Red Top will exercise due diligence and observe high standards of accuracy of information, advice given and timeliness, to both clients and work seekers.
  • Red Top will treat all recruitment professionals with respect and aim to work in a fair and open competitive environment.
  • Red Top operates with an ethical and professional approach to customer service standards at all times.

Honesty and Transparency

  • Red Top will act at all times with integrity, honesty, the highest ethical standards and appropriate behaviour.
  • Red Top will not engage in any activities which would bring the recruitment industry or Red Top into disrepute.

Rights for representation

Red Top will ensure they have the rights of sole representation of a candidate to a specific role and/or company; this may include the following:

  1. Proof that the role, company and location have been accurately discussed with the candidate on all occasions.
  2. Auditable proof of permission to send a CV on to a member company for a specific role must be provided upon submission of CV.
  3. If the approach to a member company is speculative, this must be made clear to the candidate on all occasions.

Confidentiality and Privacy

Red Top will observe and respect the confidentiality of their clients and work seekers and ensure this is maintained at all stages of the recruitment process in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

The Law

Red Top complies with all relevant legislation, statutory and non-statutory codes and official guidance. In particular, Red Top will know what steps to take in order to ensure compliance with the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct Regulations 2003 (and subsequent amendments).


  • Red Top ensure that all clients and work seekers are treated with dignity and respect, and aims to provide employment opportunities based on objective business and competency related criteria.
  • Red Top promotes fair recruitment practices.
  • Red Top will not act on an instruction from a client that may be discriminatory and, where possible, Red Top provides guidance to clients in respect of good diversity practice. An exception to this is when there is a requirement from a client whereby the candidate needs to possess or be able to achieve UK security clearance.

 Professional Development

Red Top ensures that they are well informed about recruitment practices, and that they continually seek to improve their knowledge, skills and qualification base.

Privacy Statement

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Red Top Resources Ltd (company number 4354528) (“Red Top”) is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and other users of our website and business.
To this effect, we will ensure that the information you pass to Red Top is only used for the purposes set out in our policy, in accordance to the Data Protection legislation.

The information we collect and how we use it
Red Top may collect your personal details, including but not limited to your name and contact details (together with your e-mail address) and other relevant information from your CV. On occasions this may also include, with your explicit consent, sensitive personal (special category data) information such as (but not limited to) details of residential status, eligibility to work in the UK and criminal convictions. This information is held securely by us and may be used and/or disclosed as follows:
•to provide our recruitment services to you;
•to maintain our business relationship, where you are a user a client or candidate;
•to match your details with job vacancies; to assist us in finding a position that meets your criteria within a relevant geographic location, and to send your personal information (that may include sensitive personal information) to clients by means of application
•to, subject to consent, send marketing messages keeping you informed about products and services we offer, advising you of news and industry updates, events, promotions and competitions, reports and other information. Where you provide consent, you would be able to unsubscribe from such communications at anytime
•to fulfil contractual obligations with our clients
•to third parties (data processers) who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us, such as professional advisors, IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business technology systems, research and mailing houses. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as Red Top
•we may also release personal information to regulatory or law enforcement agencies, if they require us to do so. We will also disclose your information, where we are permitted and requested to do so by law; and
•we may, from time to time, subject to consent, collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for any other purpose not listed above.
•our website may also use a website recording service which can record mouse clicks, mouse movements, and page scrolling. Data collected by this service is used to improve our website usability. The information collected is stored and is used for aggregated and statistical reporting, and will never be shared with anybody else. This is conducted in line with Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

Your Curriculum Vitae
We give you the option of providing your CV to us. Your CV will be stored securely in the Red Top database, and will be accessible by Red Top staff.
You can update your CV and your personal details at any time, sending us a new version of that data. Your old CV will automatically be archived providing the submission details remain the same (for example you submit both CVs using the same email address or you advise the relevant contact of your new submission).
In line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR, May 2018), you have the right to be forgotten, resulting in the removal of your CV from our database. This can be requested by written submission to the Data Controller.
If there is no contact between Red Top and yourself for a period of four years then your details will be deleted.

Our use of Cookies
The Red Top website – – may use cookies, which are small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the ‘Help’ section of your browser or taking a look at the ‘About Cookies’ website – – which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Access & your right to be forgotten
In line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR, May 2018), you have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the information supplied by you that we hold, including but not limited, to your personal details, your CV and any special category data you have previously supplied as part of our process.
You also have the right at any time to withdraw consent, or for your personal details, your CV and any special category data you have previously supplied as part of our process to be deleted from our database and any third parties (data processers) we work with.
To accommodate this request, we may ask you to verify your identity and for more information about your request. Access can be requested by written submission to the Data Controller.

You can contact us at:
Data Controller, Red Top Resources Ltd, Kingsbury House, Market Square, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7BH