Recruitment campaign launched for 29,000 Census Collector roles

One of the largest current campaigns in the UK has begun as recruitment gets underway to fill over 29,000 temporary part time and full time vacancies to make the 2011 Census a success – and we need your help!

We would really appreciate the help of Where the Heart is in recruiting local people by spreading the word about the vacancies and directing people to our dedicated recruitment site:

A total of 35,000 people will be required to deliver the census, which will take place on 27 March 2011.  The majority of vacancies are for Census Collectors who contact householders to collect completed census questionnaires and assist where required. Over 29,000 of these roles are available in 2,000 locations across England and Wales.

These roles provide flexibility around working hours – there is the choice of working 15, 25 or 37 hours a week, so individuals can fit the work around their current commitments.

There are still vacancies for Census Coordinators to lead and motivate a team of approximately 15 field staff and for Special Enumerators to deliver questionnaires to organisations such as care homes, hotels, prisons etc. and help with their completion.

These are great opportunities to earn some extra cash close to home, as well as helping out the local community. Information from the census will be used to make important decisions around future policies, planning, services and funding for local communities for years to come.

There are a number of ways you can help with recruitment:
•    if you are looking for extra work, particularly during the evening and at weekends, register your interest and apply at
•    tell your friends and family and direct them to
•    display posters and postcards (available on request) on your notice boards
•    publish articles in relevant publications and on your web site

We really appreciate your help with recruiting for the 2011 Census to make a difference to your local community.

Best regards

The Census Recruitment Team