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  • Census Coverage Survey Interviewer

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    Former Contractor - Census Coverage Survey Interviewer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Census Coverage Survey Interviewer in Manchester, England (UK)
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    I worked at Office for National Statistics as a contractor (Less than a year)


    This particular role actually meant spending a good deal of time outside, which was great. Other staff very competent and friendly.


    Occasionally some members of the public did refuse to be interviewed, which was unhelpful and slightly awkward. A few colleagues encountered some quite rude people, although this was quite rare and I personally didn't experience this.

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    Possibly the pay could be improved, aside from that a nice job, particularly for students or those with other commitments.

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    Role play, data input on laptop, plotting addresses on a map, then a general interview. Three interviewers were present and the general interview was conducted with another interviewee present which was a bit uncomfortable. The data input was simple but the role play was made deliberately hazardous, which in retrospect was a good idea as the job involves some tenacity in dealing with difficult members of the public. Lasted 2.5 - 3 hours.

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Headquarters Newport, United Kingdom
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. It is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels. It also conducts the census in England and Wales every ten years. ONS plays a leading role in national and international good practice in the production of official statistics. It is the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority and although they are ... More

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