IT’s that time again — Census time — and with it comes some very worthwhile job opportunities, as the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has announced it needs to hire 124 Census Enumerators in Waterford to deliver and collect census forms next year.
Enumerators will need to be available to work for 10 weeks part-time, between 28 February and 6 May 2022. Census 2022 will take place on Sunday, 3 April next year.
The results from the Census are vital to planning the future of public services in Waterford and across the country.
To deliver a successful Census the team of 124 enumerators will be required to deliver and collect census forms to approximately 43,000 households across the county.
a job that really counts
Speaking about the role of a Census Enumerator, Eileen Murphy, Head of Census Administration, said: “A Census Enumerator is a job that really counts. Those who undertake this rewarding position will be providing a valuable service to the people of Waterford, by ensuring future policy decisions are made based on their community’s needs.
“The job of Census Enumerator is highly flexible, so a perfect option for many people not in a position to commit to full time work. Over the 10 weeks enumerators will work approximately 22 hours per week and can largely pick their own hours.
Each enumerator is responsible for the delivery and collection of around 400 census forms in their local area.”
According to Ms Murphy the role of Census Enumerator is best suited to a people-person who enjoys meeting and engaging with new people.
“It is important that you can work well on your own. The job does require some persistence, as you may need to visit some homes multiple times to secure a response. Good weather in spring in Ireland is not guaranteed, so you need to be ready for working outdoors in all weathers.
does require some persistence, as you may need to visit some homes multiple times
The application process is expected to remain open until 3 December. However early applications are recommended as the CSO will cease taking applications once they have reached the required number. The online application process is available at www.census.ie.
The hours are flexible, approximately 22 hours per week. Typically, this will include evenings and weekends (when people are most likely to be at home).
Enumerators can expect to earn €3,200 gross on average over this 10-week period and must be aged at least 18.