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If you’re ready help make Census 2021 a reality, come and join us. Explore the different roles and locations we’re currently recruiting to. Select the ‘More information’ button to view the job descriptions.

Note: where a role is not yet open for applications, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021 via the ‘Register your interest’ button within the job description page.

Applications must be submitted a minimum of two days before the date of the related Virtual welcome event.

Community engagement roles

Census engagement manager

Location - 200 roles across England and Wales
Salary - From £18.87 per hour
Hours - 37 hours per week
Contract duration - 28 September 2020 to 14 May 2021
Application window - 6 July to 31 July 2020

If you’re an organised engagement professional who’s able to build trust and participation, this could be the job for you. In a hands-on role, you’ll work with local organisations to lead and develop the plan that encourages everyone to complete the census.

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Community adviser working with the Arab community

Application window - 3 August to 28 August 2020

Have you worked or volunteered in community engagement or outreach? If you speak English, and Arabic to a confident level, you could help your community complete the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Community adviser working with the Bangladeshi community

Application window - 3 August to 28 August 2020

Have you worked or volunteered in community engagement or outreach? If you speak English and Bengali to a confident level, you could help your community complete the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Community adviser working with the Black African community

Application window - 3 August to 28 August 2020

Have you worked or volunteered in community engagement or outreach? If you speak English and an Africa language (e.g Akan, Shona, Swahili, Tigrinya or Yoruba) to a confident level, you could help your community complete the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Community adviser working with the Black Caribbean community

Application window - 3 August to 28 August

Have you worked or volunteered in community engagement or outreach? If you speak English to a confident level, you could help your community complete the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Community adviser working with the Chinese community

Application window - 3 August to 28 August 2020

Have you worked or volunteered in community engagement or outreach? If you speak English and either Mandarin or Cantonese to a confident level, you could help your community complete the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Community adviser working with the Indian community

Application window - 3 August to 28 August 2020

Have you worked or volunteered in community engagement or outreach? If you speak English and Gujarati to a confident level, you could help your community complete the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Community adviser working with the Nepali community

Application window - 3 August to 28 August 2020

Have you worked or volunteered in community engagement or outreach? If you speak English and Nepali to a confident level, you could help your community complete the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Community adviser working with the Pakistani community

Application window - 3 August to 28 August 2020

Have you worked or volunteered in community engagement or outreach? If you speak English and either Punjabi or Urdu to a confident level, you could help your community complete the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Community adviser working with the Somali community

Application window - 3 August to 28 August 2020

Have you worked or volunteered in community engagement or outreach? If you speak English and Somali to a confident level, you could help your community complete the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Manager roles

Census area manager

Application window - 2 November to 27 November 2020

Do you enjoy being out and about, and supporting people? Then this could be the perfect role for you. By assisting and motivating our team leaders, you’ll make sure their teams visit addresses, sometimes several times, to help residents complete the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Census coverage survey area manager

Application window - 21 December 2020 to 1 February 2021

If you’re a proven line manager who’s happy to travel, this role could be perfect for you. You’ll motivate and support around 12 team leaders out in the field. Together, you’ll ensure their teams visit addresses in their area to encourage maximum participation in the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Non-compliance field manager

Application window - 1 February to 26 February 2021

If you’re skilled at managing both people and conflict, this could be the role for you. Overseeing five teams across a wide geographical area, you’ll travel to support colleagues as they visit different addresses, investigating refusals to take part in the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Supervisor roles

Communal establishments team leader

Application window - 2 November to 4 December 2020

Are you great at managing people and getting things done? You could oversee a field operation in your area. You’ll lead and motivate a team delivering the census in communal establishments, such as university halls of residence, care homes, hotels, prisons and more.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Census team leader

Application window - 2 November to 4 December 2020

Do you enjoy leading and get the best out of others? In this role, you’ll manage and coordinate the field operation in an assigned area. Overseeing a team of up to 12 census officers, you’ll ensure everyone has the training, tools and support they need to succeed.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Census mobile team leader

Application window - 2 November to 4 December 2020

If you’re great at managing people and happy to travel, this could be the job for you. While you won’t have your own fixed team or location, you will do the important work of travelling between areas to line manage officers and support other team leaders.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Census coverage survey team leader

Application window - 18 January to 12 February 2021

If you’re good at encouraging and motivating a team, this could be the job for you. You’ll manage around 12 interviewers who are knocking on doors, interviewing residents and making repeat visits. Simply, you’ll ensure they have the skills, tools and support they need. 

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Census coverage survey mobile team leader

Application window - 18 January to 12 February 2021

Are you a natural team leader who’s happy to travel for work? In this role, you’ll co-ordinate a field operation around England and Wales. You’ll manage and motivate around 12 interviewers, as well as supporting other managers, going where your expertise are needed.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Non-compliance officer

Application window - 1 February to 5 March 2021

If you’re well organised and ready to deal with challenging issues, this could be the ideal job for you. Working with a non-compliance assistant, you’ll knock on doors and encourage residents to complete the census, when they have previously refused to take part.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Officer roles

Communal establishments officer

Application window - 2 November to 4 December 2020

If you enjoy talking to people and working in the community, this role could be perfect for you. Hand-delivering the census to communal addresses like university halls of residence, care homes, hotels and prisons, you’ll knock on doors and help everyone take part.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Census officer

Application window - 23 November to 24 December 2020

If you like being out in the community and talking to people, this is the role for you. You’ll be working alone but with the support of your team and team leader. Knocking on doors, you’ll encourage residents to complete the census, making return visits when necessary.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Census coverage survey area support

Application window - 21 December 2020 to 8 February 2021

Do you have strong administration skills? Are you happy to organise and support others? If so, you could assist an area manager on a census field operation. You’ll often act as the first point of contact, providing the tools and resources that support the entire field team.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Census coverage survey interviewer

Application window - 1 February to 1 March 2021

If you’re great at talking to people and you enjoy working in the community, this is the job for you. As part of a team, you’ll visit different addresses to interview residents. Sometimes, you’ll return several times to offer the reassurance they need to take part in the census.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Non-compliance assistant

Application window - 1 February to 5 March 2021

Can you be persuasive? Are you comfortable in challenging situations? If so, you could be just who we’re looking for. Working with a non-compliance officer, you’ll visit addresses where people have refused to complete the census, encouraging them to take part.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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Census area support

Application window - 2 November to 7 December 2020

Are you good at organising yourself and others? In this role, you’ll assist an area manager on a census field operation, within your local area. You’ll help deliver the tools and resources that support the team they manage, provide administrative assistance and you’ll be the first point of contact when necessary.

This role is not yet open for applications, however, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

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