Jobs created in Herts for 2011 Census

Hundreds of jobs are now available in Hertfordshire to help carry out the next census.

Every 10 years The Office for National Statistics collects information from each household counting the amount of people in the country, the information of which is then used to plan vital services like schools, hospitals, housing, roads and emergency services.

35,000 jobs across England and Wales are available, with almost 500 going across Hertfordshire - including 80 in St Albans, 60 in Watford, 60 in Hertsmere and 45 in Stevenage.

The roles include:

  • census coordinators, who will help 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.

There will be a rolling recruitment process with different closing dates for different roles – details can be found on the jobs website at the email address below.

Alan Mordey is the Area Manager for Broxbourne, East Herts, Harlow, St Albans, and Welwyn Hadfield. He’s been telling Heart:

“The 2011 census is less than six months away. We need to give people help and support to complete and return the census questionnaire and this means recruiting the right people for this important nationwide project.”

Alan continued:

“Anyone can apply but you need to be 18 or over. There will be a bit of walking around so you need to be physically fit. You don’t need any particular qualifications but if you have dealt with people in the past that will be good. We need people with good people skills and can manage their own time effectively. Full training will be giving and there will be support from supervisors.”

 If you are interested in either a full or part time temporary position, you can download more information at www.census.gov.uk/2011press and also at www.censusjobs.co.uk . You can also apply at your local job centre.

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