Census 2021 Census Engagement Managers job averts go live

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Census 2021 jobs update

6 July 2020

Here at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), we’re currently full steam ahead in preparation for next year’s census on 21 March.

Part of this preparation includes the recruitment of over 30,000 field staff to fill vital roles that will be pivotal to the success of Census 2021.

Excitingly, we’ve now reached a key milestone as the adverts for the first of our community engagement vacancies are now live at www.censusjobs.co.uk

Initially, we are recruiting approximately 200 census engagement managers (CEMs) across England and Wales and the application window is open until 31 July.

The primary role of CEMs is to build links with local community organisations, trusted local leaders and charities, so that more people can take part in the census. They will do this by raising awareness, helping people understand why the census is important and building trust in the census. They will also provide reassurance and practical support to encourage everyone to join in with Census 2021.

The planned start date for CEMs is 28 September 2020, with contracts due to run for approximately 7.5 months until mid-May 2021. CEMs will be required to work 37 hours a week.

Later this month, we’ll write out again with details on another set of exciting field-based roles: community advisers (CAs).

As with the CEMs, the role of CAs is critical to next year’s census being a success. The job of CAs will be to engage specific communities that have been identified as needing extra help and encouragement to participate in the census.

If you’re interested in the opportunity to be part of something as iconic and nationally important as the census, please find out more about all of our Census 2021 field roles at www.censusjobs.co.uk


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