Office for National Statistics – Census
15, 25 or 37 hours per week
Contract: 16 March to 29 April 2021, or 23 March to 29 April 2021
Salary: £11.22 – £14.61 (dependent on location)
Confident communicators make the census
The census is a survey of the entire population of England and Wales that happens every 10 years. It’s run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the information collected helps us to make decisions that affect everyone – things like how many schools, surgeries and hospitals we need.
To make the census a success, we need a team of active, confident field-based operatives to join us in a temporary role. Although you will work independently, you will become part of a valued team of other operatives, administrators and coordinators. Your team leader will also help you to settle in and understand how everything works.
You will take on the important task of visiting addresses, encouraging people to fill in the census and providing support where needed. You might also occasionally offer your skills at community completion events. It’s a really flexible role where you can manage your own hours (as long as you work within the hours specified).
We’re looking for motivated individuals who can act as our representative, maintain accurate records and keep the public’s information safe. You will meet people from all walks of life, so you will need plenty of resilience and the confidence to deal with any objections. You will also have excellent customer service skills, be comfortable using smartphones and apps and be happy to travel (this might mean you need a full UK driving licence and a suitable motor vehicle).
For roles in Wales, knowledge of Welsh would be an advantage.
People make the census. If you’re looking for temporary work, and you’re interested in making Census 2021 a success for everyone, apply for a census officer role.
We can only employ you if you are eligible to work for the Civil Service. Find out more about the Civil Service nationality rules .
Your health, and that of our field staff, is very important to us. We’ll be following the government’s safety guidelines about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be provided to all staff. Social distancing will be maintained throughout the operation.
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