309.2km | Plymouth, UK
£11,810 - £16,105
|Hours||22 - 30 Hours|
By joining the Office for National Statistics (ONS) as a Civil Servant carrying out official surveys you will be helping to inform Parliament about the state of the nation. ONS is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK. We are responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national and local levels. Our range of economic, social and population statistics are published in over 600 releases a year. The data you collect will be invaluable to so many people in our country including the government and its agencies, citizens, charities, businesses, scholars and students. Charities, for example, use ONS statistics to gather background information to enable them to improve the lives of people by understanding how they need to target and tailor their services. We are accountable through the UK Statistics Authority to Parliament and the devolved administrations of Scotland,Wales and Northern Ireland, and are therefore independent of Government Ministers.
Please note that due to Covid-19 currently the majority of our interviewing since March 2020 has been by telephone. So our interviewers are travelling to addresses to secure a telephone number to then carry out a telephone interview from their home or for some addresses contacting addresses with an already provided phone number. We are currently in the process of re-introducing in home interviewing through a pilot programme and expect the number ofin-home interviews to increase over the coming months.
When visiting addresses your work will be allocated within approximately a 40 mile radius of the advertised location.
All selected addresses receive a letter in advance from ONS so you will not be cold calling.
You must have the ability to conduct survey interviews (of variable length) where access to the address is difficult, for example in a block of flats and to perhaps travel long distances to reach addresses. This is a mandatory requirement of the position.
The contract on offer is for a 12 month fixed term Annualised Hours contract of either 1144 hours or 1560 hours per annum (ca. 22 or 30 hours per week). Your salary is paid monthly. The full-time equivalent (37 hours per week/1924 hours per annum) starting salary rate is £19,863. The actual salary is paid pro-rata; for this job it is £11,810 per annum (1144hrs) or £16,105 (1560 hrs).
In addition, there is a generous mileage allowance of up to 45 pence per mile.
Person Specification Essential requirements:
A Full valid UK Driving License (inclusive of the rights of EU Nationals) is required for this post.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: