About the job
Have you got the qualities that we are looking for?
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.
You will work from your home address and will usually work within a reasonable daily travelling distance of your home.
Most of your time will be spent interviewing members of the public in their own homes. All selected addresses receive a letter in advance from ONS so you will not be cold calling.
The contract on offer is for an Annualised Hours contract of 1144 to 1560 hours per annum.
Your salary is paid monthly. The full-time equivalent (37 hours per week/1924 hours per annum) starting salary rate is:
National rate: £18,795.
Outer London rate: £20,810
The actual salary is paid pro-rata; for this job it is:
National rate: £11,175 to £15,239 per annum.
Outer London rate: £12,373 to £16,872 per annum.
Please note that the Outer London pay rate quoted applies only to applicants living between 10 and 20 miles radius of WC2 5HS.
In addition, there is a generous mileage allowance of up to 45 pence per mile.
There are specific operational requirements for this role and we particularly welcome applicants living within an hours commute into London. You will work from your home address and you will be required to be sufficiently flexible to work in all 32 London boroughs, within a reasonable daily travelling distance of your home.
A Full valid UK or EU full member state driving licence is required for this post.
As well as a competitive salary, you'll enjoy:
We're the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority, a non-ministerial department which reports directly to Parliament. We are the UK Government's single largest statistical producer