Sunday April 24th 2016 is census night in Ireland and we need census enumerators to help make sure it runs as smoothly and successfully as ever. By acting as an enumerator we will need you to distribute the census forms in advance of April 24th and then return to collect them once the census has taken place. You will also be required to answer questions that people might have. Successful candidates should be available to work at different times of day and also at weekends in order to ensure that all forms are distributed and collected in person.
4,700 part-time Enumerators
When we need you: 21st March 2016 – 27th May
When you can apply: 5th January – 8th January 2016
Your hours will be: Flexible – Min of 22 hours/week – mainly evenings and weekends.
Note that the competition will close on 8th January or when applications reach 15,000 whichever is the earlier. The closing date may vary from region to region given the geographical dimension of the census.
Each enumerator will be given a record book and a map which will contain the dwellings in their area. The enumerator must carry out a visual survey of their area and verify the location of all the dwellings listed in their record book; they must also locate and mark on the map any dwellings not already listed.
You will be trained in all aspects of the job and be provided with all the materials you require to do the work, including a mobile phone, calling cards, a high-visibility jacket, a satchel etc.
A census form must be delivered to each household and establishment where people may be residing before census day. Every person present in the household on census night must be enumerated on a census form.
The collection of the census forms begins the morning after census day to ensure collection from transient populations in hotels, guesthouses etc. Repeated call-backs to private dwellings are often necessary as householders may be absent at the time of the first call. The enumerator is required to check the census form for completeness at the doorstep and enquire further regarding any obvious omissions. The collection stage usually takes 3 – 4 weeks to complete.
Following the collection stage, the enumerator must compile a population summary for their assigned area and return the census forms via his/her field supervisor.
An Enumerator must…
Follow all instructions issued by the CSO.
Be able to read maps.
Be capable of doing both vertical & cross tots (required for summarisation).
Keep accurate records of the time spent on and the progress of the fieldwork.
Delivery & collection of Census forms in local areas.
Work involves direct contact with public.
Requires tact, consideration & patience to win the confidence & co-operation of householders
Remuneration will be on a fee / allowance basis. Enumerators can expect to typically earn €2,400 on average, for their work during this 10 week period, made up as follows:
Weekly advance: €100 (paid in arrears)
Training allowance: €200
Fees per forms delivered/collected: Variable
Terminal Bonus: €445
Home storage allowance: €140
Sunday and bank holiday work allowance: €210
Travel Allowance: Variable
Enumeration Area usually comprises about 400 households