By Joe Barrett
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) needs to hire 82 Census Enumerators to deliver and collect census forms to and from every home in Laois next year.
Enumerators can earn up to €3,200 for working 10 weeks part-time, between Monday 28 February and Friday 6 May.
An online application process opens on this Thursday 25 November at www.census.ie
Census 2022 takes place on Sunday 3 April.
The results from the census are vital to planning the future of public services in Laois and across the country. To deliver a successful census the team of 82 enumerators are required to deliver and collect census forms to approximately 29,000 households across the county.
Head of Census Administration Eileen Murphy 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 Laois, 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 ten 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.”
Ms Murphy said the role of Census Enumerator is best suited to a 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.
The application process is expected to remain open until Friday 3 December. However early applications are recommended as the CSO will cease taking applications once they have reached the required number.