The British Council will collect and use your personal information as part of the Future Leaders Connect Programme application. This will include name, age bracket, the country in which you are based, your level on English language and whether you hold any qualifications in English. We will also ask you to provide information confirming that you meet the eligibility criteria for the programme. To help us shortlist applicants, we will also ask for information on your policy ideas, your experience as a leader and your professional and academic background. We will ask you to provide this information through Eventsforce.
Applicants will also be asked, but not required, to submit equality and diversity information. This data will be gathered electronically along with other the application information and will include personal information about ethnicity, gender, disability (if any). This will be used for the purposes of monitoring equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion, and anonymous statistics that will be used internally by the British Council. If you decide not to provide equality and diversity information, it will not affect the selection process.
If applicants submit equality and diversity information, it will be collected on a form and separated as soon as possible to preserve anonymity. Equality and diversity information will not be used for any other purpose, and will not be used as part of the shortlisting and selection process.
To help us plan the training we provide to best suit the needs of our Participants, and to measure our impact, we will ask questions at the end of the application process about applicant’s skill level, about any experiences applicants have had with international leadership programmes, and for perspectives of the UK. None of the answers to these questions will be used as part of the shortlisting and selection process, however they will be used to measure successful applicants development through the Programme.
Applicants acknowledge and agree that the British Council may, at any point during the selection process and after, and on any number of occasions, carry out searches of relevant third party screening databases (each a “Screening Database”). Notice will be given to applicants along with clarity on what information will be required and how this will be used. Applicants shall provide the British Council with all information reasonably requested by the British Council to complete the screening searches. This may affect applicants eligibility, should the applicant be listed in a Screening Database.
All applicant information held by the British Council will be securely deleted in accordance with British Council data retention policies.
For further information about how we use your personal information, please use the following link: https://www.britishcouncil.org/privacy-cookies/data-protection
Where an applicant has consented to the British Council doing so, the British Council may contact the applicant using the personal data collected to provide information about the goods, services, courses or promotions that the British Council offers.
By participating in the Programme, participants consent to their personal data being processed by the British Council in accordance with, and for the purposes set out in, this section 6.
Participants can exercise their rights to access their personal data held by the British Council and withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data by sending an email, accompanied by a scanned photocopy of their valid passport to: email@example.com