The Office for National Statistics has announced the creation of 35,000 jobs nationally for the upcoming Census due to take place in March of next year.
The 2011 Census offers a wide range of temporary part time and full time job opportunities ranging from managerial positions to roles working in the field interacting with the public throughout England and Wales. Contract periods range from a couple of weeks to several months.
The jobs on offer are for area co-ordinators, collectors and special enumerators, targeted at local people.
Details of these jobs can be viewed on the Census website:
Specific details of jobs available will be added to the site up until January 2011 so please visit the site regularly in order to keep up to date regarding roles that are available and to apply.
You can also register for job alerts via the Apply Now section of the site.
If you register for job alerts, details of jobs that meet your criteria will be e-mailed to you when they are added to the site.
All roles require flexibility regarding working hours, with the requirement to work up to 8pm in the evening as well as weekend working.
The majority of roles will be physically demanding, working outside and dealing with the public within your local community.
You will need to be able to manage your workload effectively in order to meet set timescales and, as a result, it will not always be possible to work in fine weather.
Prior to starting work, the Census Team will ensure that you have the knowledge and skills required to complete duties and responsibilities. As a result, you will undertake a learning package specific to the role prior to starting work (for which you will receive payment).
The following types of job are available:
Census Coverage Survey Regional Manager
Census Coverage Survey Team Manager
Census Coverage Survey Interviewer
Non Compliance Coordinator
Non Compliance Officer
Non Compliance Assistant
More information about these jobs can be found from the Census 2011 website