Fancy a job as a Enumerator this spring?

The delayed 2021 census is finally coming up this spring across Scotland and David Black the Regional Manager in the Highlands and Islands for Scotland’s Census 2022 is asking if anyone is interested in helping them out by becoming enumerators for it. Here are the job details as listed on the Pertemps website for the position.

Job Details

Scotland’s Census Enumerator – Fixed Term Contract March – May 2022

The census is the official count of every person and household in Scotland, that usually happens every 10 years. It helps build a picture of the population, which government and other service providers rely on to make important decisions in your local area. This is your chance to get involved in Scotland’s Census 2022 as we need your help and enthusiasm to encourage people across Scotland to participate.

If you are passionate about your local area and want to make a difference to your community then we have the opportunity for you. We are looking for Enumerators all across Scotland to be the public facing element of the census programme. In this role you will travel within your assigned area to ensure the highest possible response rates for the census.

Main Duties as Enumerator:

  • Communicate with members of the public & encourage participation
  • Visit addresses where a census response has not been received and encourage completion
  • Keep in regular contact with your Census Team Leader, providing regular reports on enumeration activities
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of census information at all times
  • Provide assistance to complete census questionnaires where necessary
  • Take care of your own wellbeing by following health and safety processes and procedures
  • Ensure all work is completed on time and to the required standard
  • Submit timesheet and expense claims in a timely and accurate manner
  • Complete and attend all training activities as directed

Skills Required:

  • Able to plan, organise and meet deadlines
  • Confident communication and influencing skills, coupled with a helpful, professional approach
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills
  • Good working knowledge of IT
  • High level of motivation, reliable and able to work by yourself
  • Work flexibly within a team

Additional Considerations:

  • Ability to read and speak Scottish Gaelic would be an advantage
  • Use of private transport may be required, where this is the case, you must hold a current, valid driving licence in the UK and have use of a motor vehicle.
  • Use of a secure location for storing ancillary material and hardware is required
  • Access to a secure broadband internet connection
  • Access to a secure device to carry out training modules (recommend desktop, laptop, Chromebook or tablet)
  • There is a physical element to the role (carrying kit around)
  • Previous experience of working with vulnerable groups may be an advantage

These roles will run between March and May 2022, with potential additional shifts in May.

Hours will be 25 per week including travel, varying shifts between 08:00 – 20:00 Mon-Sun, a combination of daytime, evening, weekend and public holiday working.

Hourly Rate: £12.52

The application form is available on the Pertemps website
Should you have any further questions, please him know.

David Black | Regional Manager – Highlands and Islands
Field Force, Data Collection
Scotland’s Census 2022
National Records of Scotland

Mobile:  07452 944728

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