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2011 Census creates 35,000 temporary jobs (UK)

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has launched a national recruitment campaign to fill 35,000 jobs across England and Wales. A range of full and part time temporary positions are available to help carry out the next census which will take place on 27 March 2011. Full application details are available via and also at local job and community centers.

This opportunities are created within local communities of which estimated number of local jobs for the 2011 Census is 170 and 200 for Greenwich and Lewisham Boroughs respectively.


Working within the local community, census recruits will engage with a wide range of people and organisations. They will provide important help and support to make sure everyone in the area can complete and return their census questionnaire.

Available roles include; census coordinators, who will help to manage local teams; census collectors, who will provide help and support on the doorstep; and special enumerators, who will be responsible for communal establishments including care homes, hotels and student halls of residence. For full range of jobs available please visit


ONS Census Director Glen Watson said: “I am pleased to announce the start of our campaign to recruit 35,000 people across England and Wales for the 2011 Census.

“The census is not just about counting people, the information it provides is needed to plan vital services like schools, hospitals, housing, roads and emergency services.


Local jobs for local people – reflecting the diversity of the area

• Jobs are flexible – 15 to 37 hours

• Evening & weekend working

• Helping their community to be counted (bridge to) benefits of the census


These jobs might suit:

• ‘A retired person looking for some short term work’

• ‘A student trying to make some extra cash’

• ‘A new mum looking to get back into work’

• ‘Someone into family history who wants to be part of this historic event’


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