Temporary jobs for everyone
People make the census
Welcome to the census recruitment website.
We’re hiring thousands of people like you in a range of exciting temporary roles to make Census 2021 a success.
The census is a survey about all of us. We need your help and enthusiasm to encourage everyone in England and Wales to participate.
The census gives us a picture of communities, which helps to plan and fund public services in your area. Nothing else gives so much detail about the society in which we live, helping to make decisions with the potential to transform lives for the better.
Whether you’re saving up for something or you want to make a real difference to your community, there’s a job for you.
People make the census.
COVID 19 - INFORMATION: Our census roles are being designed to safeguard the health and safety of all candidates and staff. We are doing everything reasonably practical to reduce any risks caused by Covid-19. Please review ‘Our application process’ to view the steps we have taken.
About the census
Learn why this important survey was created to count the population.
How to apply
Please read these essential requirements before you apply.
Search for a job
Explore our latest opportunities, with different locations, hours and salaries.
Have some questions?
Look at the most frequently asked questions to find the answers you need.
Watch some video profiles
Hear the views of people who’ve worked on the census before.
Find out how you'll benefit from working with us
Do something for your community, supplement your income and help make history.