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Freelance Survey Bio Interviewer/Nurses/Midwives

Location: Nationwide

Salary: On average £20 per hour with enhancements for working in certain metropolitan areas

Department: Field

Contract: Freelance

Application deadline:


The opportunity

Social and health research has the power to improve lives. As one of our Bio/Nurse survey Interviewers, you'll get to know this better than most. After all, when you're out in the community meeting new people and using your talents in a different way, you'll be helping to gather the research data that informs the social and health policies of the future.

You will work on a variety of research projects requiring biophysical data collection visits, usually, in people's homes. This Biophysical data collection will include some of the following:

  • Administering a computer assisted interview which may ask questions around health and illness, education, housing, income, family, leisure and exercise, diet and nutrition.
  • Undertaking physical measurements for example: Blood pressure; waist and hip circumference; height; weight and body fat percentage; grip strength; lung function; blood, urine, saliva and hair samples.
  • Recording information on prescribed medication taken by participants.

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The skills you'll need

We're looking for:

  • Friendly and courteous people who like meeting others
  • Good organisational skills
  • A good standard of written and spoken English
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Current registration on a related professional practice register as a healthcare professional (eg Nurse/Midwife/Paramedic) with experience of taking venous blood samples in the last six months
  • A full UK driving licence and access to a car 
  • You must be able to provide evidence of your current immunity levels to Hepatitis B, Rubella, Measles and TB
  • Willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service)

We particularly welcome applications from male candidates, as they are under-represented within NatCen in the freelance nurse interviewer workforce.

In return we can offer

On average you can expect to earn around £20 per hour with enhancements for working in certain metropolitan areas. We'll discuss this in more depth with you if your initial application is successful. And, if you've other commitments, you'll be pleased to hear we offer very flexible working hours. Travel Time and Mileage is also paid when carrying out Bio Interviewer survey work. 

Application deadline: On-going

For more information, please contact our Field HR team on

If you are a registered Nurse/Midwife/Paramedic please apply now.