Ref: 1626795

Original Listing

Company: 1626795

Salary: Actual salary paid for pro-rata hours 11,175 - Plus mileage allowance of up to 45 pence per mile.

Closing Date: Closing date: 7 Apr 2019

Location: Nottingham/Derby areas

Field Interviewer Nottingham/Derby vacancy

Have you got the qualities that we are looking for?
• Are you outgoing and confident?
• Are you independent and like managing your own work?
• Do you enjoy meeting and talking to people?
• Are you interested in finding out about people’s lives?
• Are you a good listener as well as a good communicator?
• Are you self-motivated and organised?

The organisation you will be working for and the impact your work will have.

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.

Essential requirements:
• you will need to be flexible in your working hours to meet the needs of the public,
• you will need to be available to work varying hours at different times depending on workloads, including in the evening, and on Saturdays when necessary,
• you will need to have a car, and a driving licence (full UK or EU full member state equivalent),
• at home you must have a broadband internet connection and be prepared to use it for work,
• you will need to be proficient in the use of a computer and a smartphone, as you will be issued with a laptop and iPhone to help you manage your work,
• if your application is successful, you will need to apply for a Basic Disclosure Criminal Record Certificate and in addition we will carry out a 3 year referencing check.

There are specific operational requirements for this role, and we particularly welcome applicants living in the central Nottingham/Derby postcode areas.

You will work from your home address and you 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.

You will:
• organise your own work,
• visit randomly selected areas and addresses,
• encourage people to take part and make appointments, ask survey questions and record the answers on a laptop computer.
• as a guest in a respondents home act as an ambassador for ONS.

Full training and local support will be provided.

We offer a contract of 1144 hours per annum.

Your salary will be paid monthly. The full-time equivalent (37 hours per week/1924 hours per annum) starting salary rate is £18,795.

The actual salary is paid pro-rata, and for this job it is £11,175 per annum.

For a full Job Description and important information about the requirements for this post, please download and read the attached Candidate Information Pack.
Further Information

Applicants applying for more than one vacancy as a Field Interviewer please note that if you are selected to be interviewed you will only be interviewed once. If you are successful you will be offered your preferred area wherever possible.

For those successful candidates joining ONS we will record and retain your nationality information on our human resources management system for the sole purpose of understanding the nationality diversity within ONS. We will not report on this on an individual basis in a way that would identify you. We will retain this information for the shortest time needed. Should you wish for us not to collect and retain this information, please email:


Successful candidates invited to interview will be asked questions that involve you demonstrating your communication and influencing skills. The panel will be assessing behaviors within communication and influencing. The essential requirements are:

Communicate purpose and direction with clarity, integrity and enthusiasm.
Respect the needs, responses and opinions of others.


Please apply following the three steps below:

1: First Download, complete and SAVE the 'Supplementary application' form using the link in the ‘Attachments’ section below.
2: Download and read the 'Candidate Information Pack' in the ‘Attachments’ section below.
3: Click the 'Apply Now' link (under ‘Job Actions’ above right). Answer the pre-screening questions and if you are eligible to apply, register to complete your online application and then attach your completed Supplementary application form BEFORE submitting your online application. APPLICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED IF THE Supplementary application form IS NOT ATTACHED TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION BY THE CLOSING DATE.