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5 million to 72.8 million in 2017. Visits to the UK by overseas residents in the same time have grown from 12.4 million to 39.2 million.
The next most visited city is Edinburgh, followed by Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool.
These facts have been extracted from the International Passenger Survey (IPS). This survey collects information from three quarter of a million passengers that pass through a UK airport, sea port or Eurostar terminal each day.
The data is widely used both within government and within the tourism industry to measure travel expenditure and its impact on the UK economy.
It is also used to estimate details of migrants into and out of the UK and to provide information about international tourism and how it has changed over time.
About the job
As an IPS Interviewer, you will work as part of a small team using your friendly interpersonal skills to persuade a wide range of people to participate in this important interview.
Some people take more persuading than others to take part. Therefore you will need an adaptable interviewing style. Once the information has been gathered, you will enter it on to a laptop.
As the statistics are required daily, a key requirement of this role is that you have the flexibility to work allocated shifts on any day of the week.
Shifts operate on a rota basis covering 7 days a week. Shift lengths are normally 6 to 8 hours, plus you are required to be at the workstation for 15 minutes before and after a shift time.
You will be based at London Luton Airport and this will be considered your normal place of work.
As is normal with the IPS Interviewer positions, any contract awarded will include the requirement to work weekends when necessary.
You will work at a main base’ site. Some base sites have secondary sites (also known as residual sites) attached to them.
If residual sites are applicable to this vacancy, it will be detailed above. You should be aware that with residual sites some travel may be necessary, and sometimes this may include an overnight stay.
You will be provided with a free uniform and (where required) a free car parking pass.
This policy is applicable to everybody who applies for an IPS interviewer post with ONS.
Work can be allocated on any day of the week (Monday to Sunday). There is no set shift pattern. IPS Interviewer shifts are not fixed they rotate randomly over different days.
Every effort is made to allocate shifts at least 6 weeks in advance
In addition, you will be subject to a comprehensive 5 year reference check. To fulfil the requirements of the Airport ID Security Unit, you must pass this in order to commence employment (this can take several weeks to obtain).
Hours and Pay
The contract on offer is for an Annualised Hours contract of either 832 or 1248 hours per annum. An Annualised Hours Contract states the agreed number of guaranteed hours the employee is contracted to work over a 12 month period.
This is different from a standard weekly contract e.g. 38, 40 or 48 hour week each week, every week. An Annualised Hours Contract allows the organisation to increase or reduce, in advance, the required number of hours to be worked at a given time.
This is to match the needs of the business.
Your salary is paid monthly. The full-time equivalent (37 hours per week / 1924 hours per annum) starting salary rate (which includes an unsocial hours element) is £19,134.
The actual salary is paid pro-rata; for this job it is approximately :
832 hours £8,274 per annum.
1248 hours £12,411 per annum.