Census 2021 temporary jobs

Local people make the census, and thousands will need to be hired over the coming months.

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We are helping to promote the Census 2021 temporary job opportunities. There are a range of exciting temporary roles available to make Census 2021 a success.

You can find out more and apply on the Census 2021 website.


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About jobs with the census

If you're ready to help make Census 2021 a reality, come and join the team. Explore the different roles and locations the ONS is currently recruiting to.

The ONS is hiring thousands of people like you in a range of exciting temporary roles to make Census 2021 a success.

The census is a survey about all of us. The ONS needs your help and enthusiasm to encourage everyone in England and Wales to participate.

The census gives us a picture of communities, which helps to plan and fund public services in your area. Nothing else gives so much detail about the society in which we live, helping to make decisions with the potential to transform lives for the better.

Whether you're saving up for something or you want to make a real difference to your community, there's a job for you.

People make the census.

Covid-19 information

All census roles are being designed to safeguard the health and safety of all candidates and staff. The ON S are doing everything reasonably practical to reduce any risks caused by Covid-19.

Note: where a role is not yet open for applications, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021 via the 'Register your interest' button within the job description page.