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If you’re ready to 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.

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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.

 

The coronavirus (COVID-19)

It is a legal requirement for every household in England and Wales to complete the census. We are still recruiting for census roles as the work we do is vital.

Where possible, we have adapted our ways of working to virtual events. Where this is not possible, we will follow all appropriate government guidelines to keep you safe while you work with us. Please review ‘Our COVID-19 update’ to view the steps we have taken.

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Officer roles

Census officer

Location - 26,500 roles across England and Wales
Salary - From £11.22 per hour dependent on location
Hours - 3rd Intake; 15, 25 or 37 hours per week
Contract duration - 3rd Intake; 23 March to 29 April 2021
Application window - 3rd Intake; 4 January to 3 March 2021

If you like being out in the community and talking to people, this is the role for you. You will 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.

Census coverage survey interviewer

Location - 4,236 roles across England and Wales
Salary - From £11.22 per hour dependent on location
Hours - 15, 25 or 37 hours per week
Contract duration - 27 April to 2 June 2021
Application window - 15 February to 10 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 will visit different addresses to interview residents. Sometimes, you will return several times to offer the reassurance they need to take part in the census.

If successful, you cannot work within ½ mile of your home address or in a geographical area that is the same as one you have previously been employed in as part of the 2021 census field force team. Please select an alternative area when you apply.

Census coverage survey mobile interviewer - nationwide travel

Location - 60 roles across England and Wales
Salary - From £11.22 per hour dependent on location
Hours - 37 hours per week
Contract duration - 27 April to 23 June 2021
Application window - 15 February to 10 March 2021

Are you happy to travel for work? In this role, you’ll be part of a mobile team visiting different addresses the length and breadth of England and Wales, going exactly where you’re needed. You’ll knock on doors and interview residents, doing your part to help complete the census.

If successful, you cannot work within ½ mile of your home address or in a geographical area that is the same as one you have previously been employed in as part of the 2021 census field force team. Please select an alternative area when you apply.