Census Coverage Survey Area Manager Job In Scotland,

Census Coverage Survey Area Manager


  • £16.19 per hour
  • Posted: 19/01/2022
  • Scotland,
  • Job Ref: S04100029
  • Contract

Job Details

Census Coverage Survey Area Managers – Fixed Term Contract : March – June 2022

The census is the official count of every person and household in Scotland, that usually happens every 10 years. It helps build a picture of the population, which government and service providers rely on to make important decisions in your local area. The Census Coverage Survey (CCS) is a separate survey that takes place after the census to make sure we have counted everybody. We want to appoint Census Coverage Survey Area Managers, across Scotland, to work together to manage the survey. Each Area Manager will be responsible for a specific part of Scotland. The survey will cover around 1.5 % of Scotland’s 5.4 million population and is an invaluable part of ensuring that Scotland’s Census is a success.

As a Census Coverage Survey Area Manager you will be working both from home and remotely within your assigned area. You will be responsible for leading Team Managers who in turn will manage teams of Interviewers. Your role will be key in helping to ensure that the CCS is a success and that the survey has a high response rate and delivers high quality data. This will involve working with a broad range of colleagues and stakeholders to manage field operations throughout Scotland. It is possible that you may also be required to travel outside of your key area in order to provide additional support and capacity.

CCS Area Manager key responsibilities include:

  • Complete online training courses and attend virtual team coaching events held by CCS HQ
  • Lead, manage, coach and motivate your Team Managers and Interviewers
  • Arrange and carry out Team Manager inductions
  • Consolidate online training by leading Team Manger coaching events
  • Monitor resource and staffing levels to ensure it is sufficient to deliver objectives
  • Check, monitor and authorise attendance records and expenses claims
  • Ensure all field staff are aware of the debriefing events and attend these events at the end of CCS operations
  • Monitor survey response rates and manage field operations to achieve objectives
  • Serve as the interface between field operations and operational headquarters (HQ)
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of CCS information at all times
Required skills:
  • Proven track record of leading, motivating and managing a team effectively
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills with an ability to communicate with a wide range of people
  • Ability to plan, organise and deliver to meet scheduled deadlines
  • Good IT skills with experience of using common word processing and spreadsheet applications, audio and video calling and an ability to troubleshoot and resolve basic IT problems
  • Good analytical skills to produce management information reports
  • Access to a secure broadband internet connection and personal device (Laptop, PC, Tablet etc)
Hours, working pattern, hourly rate and travel

Successful candidates will be contracted for 25 hours per week and work flexibly between 08:00 - 20:00 Monday to Sunday with a combination of daytime, evening, weekend and, possibly, public holiday working. Hours worked each week may vary dependent upon CCS activity.

Hourly rate : £16.19


The census is the official count of every person and household in Scotland, that usually happens every 10 years. It helps build a picture of the population, which government and service providers rely on to make important decisions in your local area. The Census Coverage Survey (CCS) is a separate survey that takes place after the census to make sure we have counted everybody. We want to appoint Census Coverage Survey Area Managers, across Scotland, to work together to manage the survey. Each Area Manager will be responsible for a specific part of Scotland. The survey will cover around 1.5 % of Scotland’s 5.4 million population and is an invaluable part of ensuring that Scotland’s Census is a success.

As a Census Coverage Survey Area Manager you will be working both from home and remotely within your assigned area. You will be responsible for leading Team Managers who in turn will manage teams of Interviewers. Your role will be key in helping to ensure that the CCS is a success and that the survey has a high response rate and delivers high quality data. This will involve working with a broad range of colleagues and stakeholders to manage field operations throughout Scotland. It is possible that you may also be required to travel outside of your key area in order to provide additional support and capacity.

CCS Area Manager key responsibilities include:

Complete online training courses and attend virtual team coaching events held by CCS HQ

Lead, manage, coach and motivate your Team Managers and Interviewers

Arrange and carry out Team Manager inductions

Consolidate online training by leading Team Manger coaching events

Monitor resource and staffing levels to ensure it is sufficient to deliver objectives

Check, monitor and authorise attendance records and expenses claims

Ensure all field staff are aware of the debriefing events and attend these events at the end of CCS operations

Monitor survey response rates and manage field operations to achieve objectives

Serve as the interface between field operations and operational headquarters (HQ)

Ensure confidentiality and security of CCS information at all times

Required skills:

Proven track record of leading, motivating and managing a team effectively

Good interpersonal and presentation skills with an ability to communicate with a wide range of people

Ability to plan, organise and deliver to meet scheduled deadlines

Good IT skills with experience of using common word processing and spreadsheet applications, audio and video calling and an ability to troubleshoot and resolve basic IT problems

Good analytical skills to produce management information reports

Access to a secure broadband internet connection and personal device (Laptop, PC, Tablet etc)

Hours, working pattern, hourly rate and travel

Successful candidates will be contracted for 25 hours per week and work flexibly between 08:00 - 20:00 Monday to Sunday with a combination of daytime, evening, weekend and, possibly, public holiday working. Hours worked each week may vary dependent upon CCS activity.

Hourly rate : £16.19