Monday, 27 October 2008

Census enumerators required for Lewis and Harris

Twenty new temporary jobs are to be created on the island of Lewis and Harris, as part of the census rehearsal in March 2009.

Two teams of enumerators will be required for the distribution and collection of census questionnaires from more than 10,000 local households on March 29th. the purpose of his run through is to test the arrangements for Scotland’s next census set for 27 March 2011. It will offer householders the option to complete questionnaires online for the first time, and the online questionnaire can be completed in Gaelic or in English.

In particular, the census takers wish to test the new option for householders to fill the forms out online completely in Gaelic, with this being the first census since the Gaelic Language Act was introduced.

The teams will be recuited in two phases, starting with the two census team leaders, who will be required from January 6th until May 1st. The enumerators (17 of them) will then be required from March 2nd to April 27th. The pay and hours vary according to the posts. Further details will be available at the GROS Census Vacancies page.

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