Social research needs careful and sensitive interviewing by specialists. Our 1,000 strong field force and telephone unit are the very best at what they do. We also engage around 180 nurses/midwives and biomedical interviewers collecting clinical and health data informing our health research.
The work of our freelance interviewers, nurses/midwives and telephone interviewers gives everyday people a voice and we find ways of engaging with under-represented and difficult to reach groups. We are seen as leaders in our field.
Our fieldworkers are busy people, for example talking to thousands of families as part of the Study of Early Education & Development (SEED) on how childcare is helping children get ready for their first important education milestone – starting ‘big school’, and for the Health Survey for England (HSE) our interviewers and nurses, discovered that very few people who suffer from high blood pressure actually knew about it resulting in doctors’ updating their practice to check blood pressure more regularly. On the English Housing Survey (EHS), our interviewers made a big impact on the national housing policy, including ‘help to buy’ schemes and keeping the elderly warm over winter.
We set the standard for social research and are proud to be doing this.
As a NatCen interviewer you’ll visit people in their homes to ask them about all sorts of interesting topics. What you find out will ultimately contribute to future social policy in Britain.
We have four ongoing recruitment routes open to interviewers nationwide:
Whichever route you choose, you will be well looked after with a competitive rate of pay, training and travel expenses. We normally allocate work three months in advance, so you'll know exactly where you stand.
For office-based opportunities, please visit our office-based recruitment page.