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Census Coverage Survey Area Manager

London based, to cover rehearsal areas

The census coverage survey (CCS) rehearsal will be the key source of data for assessing how well people and households are counted in the census rehearsal. It will take place immediately after the rehearsal by listing all properties in a selected area and then interviewing all the residents within those properties. The results of the survey are used to produce the census results. As a CCS area manager, it’ll be up to you to manage and co-ordinate fieldwork in designated postcode areas.

Census Co-ordinator (Supervisor)

Carlisle, Ceredigion, Hackney and Tower Hamlets

As a census co-ordinator (supervisor), you’ll be responsible for managing and co-ordinating the field operation in your assigned area. This will see you lead, support and motivate up to 12 census officers. Reporting to the area operations manager, you’ll work 60% of your hours in evenings and at weekends. The other 40% of your hours will be a mix of morning and afternoon time slots.

Census Coverage Survey Team Manager

Carlisle, Ceredigion, Hackney and Tower Hamlets

The census coverage survey (CCS) rehearsal will be the key source of data for assessing how well people and households are counted in the census rehearsal. It will take place immediately after the rehearsal by listing all properties in a selected area and then interviewing all the residents within those properties. The results of the survey are used to produce the census results. As a CCS team manager, you’ll manage and co-ordinate a team of around 14 CCS interviewers to help us to ensure as many people as possible complete the CCS.

Census Officer

Carlisle, Ceredigion, Hackney and Tower Hamlets

As a census officer, you’ll be our main point of contact with the public. You’ll have an important role in visiting households and speaking to residents, encouraging and helping them to complete their questionnaires online. You may need to visit households several times to follow up if they have not completed their questionnaires. Achieving a high number of responses may be challenging and the visits are essential to help us succeed in this.

Census Coverage Survey Area Operations Support

London based, to cover rehearsal areas

The census coverage survey (CCS) rehearsal will be the key source of data for assessing how well people and households are counted in the census rehearsal. It will take place immediately after the rehearsal by listing all properties in a selected area and then interviewing all the residents within those properties. The results of the survey are used to produce the census results. As CCS area operations support, you’ll be primarily responsible for providing assistance to the census coverage survey area manager. You’ll do this by arranging meetings, note-taking and communicating effectively with a variety of stakeholders.

Census Coverage Survey Interviewer

Carlisle, Ceredigion, Hackney and Tower Hamlets

The census coverage survey (CCS) rehearsal will be the key source of data for assessing how well people and households are counted in the census rehearsal. It will take place immediately after the census by listing all properties in a selected area and then interviewing all the residents within those properties. The results of the survey are used to produce the census results. In this varied role, you’ll record the addresses of every property within your designated area and then contact residents at each property to carry out interviews.

Key information

Here’s the important information you need to be aware of when applying for a role with the 2019 Rehearsal. Please take time to familiarise yourself with the facts below before applying.

Nationality Requirements

Nationality Requirements

Civil Service nationality rules determine who can apply for a post working on the rehearsal.

You’re eligible to apply if you are a:

  • UK national
  • Commonwealth citizen
  • National of the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Swiss or Turkish national (subject to certain restrictions).

 

Certain family members of EEA, Swiss and Turkish nationals who are not themselves EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals, may also be eligible. The nationality requirements for census roles are determined by the Civil Service nationality requirements. For full details about these requirements and exceptions, including dual nationality (that is, you are a British citizen and are also a national of another country), please check this website for further information.

 

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Pay Arrangements

Pay Arrangements

Payments will be made at set periods that will be outlined in the contract of employment that successful candidates will receive before starting work.

Payment will be made by BACS transfer and successful candidates will be required to provide bank account details before starting work.

Each job listing contains details of the pay rates for the role.

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Learning

Learning

A full induction and on-the-job learning programme is in place. You’ll be required to complete online learning and workshop based modules (if you are taking a managerial role) before a formal offer of employment is issued.

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Referencing & Security Checks

Referencing & Security Checks

We’ll do everything possible to ensure the safety of the public and the protection of their data. It is a priority that standards of integrity and data protection are maintained. This includes undertaking references and security screening of all potential staff that will be carrying out census work to ensure they are suitable

If you’re interested in taking your application forward, we’ll ask you to take part in (please see below for full explanations):

  • Confirmation of your identity and right to work in the UK, subject to nationality provisions
  • Checking for and assessing unspent criminal convictions
  • Obtaining references from appropriate sources
  • Signing a Census Confidentiality Declaration/Undertaking
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Criminal Convictions

Criminal Convictions

At application stage, you’ll be requested to declare any unspent convictions. You will also be asked to comply with the carrying out of independent checks for unspent convictions by an authorised body that provides security checks for most public sector organisations.

If you have an unspent conviction, a review of the nature of the unspent conviction will be undertaken. However, this will not necessarily prevent you from getting the job.

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Confidentiality Agreement

Confidentiality Agreement

This undertaking ensures that you are aware of, and that you confirm your understanding of, your legal obligations and responsibilities to maintain confidentiality of census information within the terms of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 both during and after any involvement and/or employment related to Census 2021.

You will not be able to undertake census work until you have agreed to the terms and conditions of a Census Confidentiality Undertaking.

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Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS)

Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS)

The Office for National Statistics is committed to ensuring employment opportunities are available to people with disabilities. To demonstrate our commitment we use the Two Ticks symbol. As a symbol user, we guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability (as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The minimum criteria for this scheme is that you must meet the specified essential criteria and the pre-determined score in the SiftAbility™ assessment questionnaire or application form evaluation, depending on the role you’re applying for.

To be eligible for GIS:

  • You must have an impairment (this is a physical or mental impairment)
  • The impairment must have effects
  • These effects must be adverse effects on normal day-to-day activities
  • These effects must be substantial.

These substantial effects must be long-term (i.e. lasting, or expected to last, longer than 12 months).

If you apply under GIS, we’ll make every effort to ensure that you are given appropriate support at any stage of the recruitment process.

However, if your eligibility for GIS is found to be incorrect, please be aware that your application will have to be discounted.

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Civil Service Commission

Civil Service Commission

The Office for National Statistics recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Code. You can find the Code at civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Code and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact cfps.recruitment@ons.gov.uk in the first instance.

 

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from us, you can contact the Civil Service Commission.

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