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5X Ceremonies Registrars

  • Location: Countywide
  • Ref: FS11543
  • Closing date: 7th February 2020
  • Contract type: Fixed Term / Secondment
  • Working hours: Full time/Part time
  • Salary: £20,664 - £23,979


We are looking for committed, personable and organised Ceremonies Registrars to join our busy teams across the County.

This is a temporary role until 31st October 2020.

Previous applicants need not apply.

On 01 November 2018, it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire will become a single unitary authority in April 2020. Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future. Therefore, the five councils have agreed to restrict applications to this position to current employees of the five councils for an initial 2-week period. External candidates are welcome to submit their application at any point; however, if a current employee applies between 9th and 23rd January, their application will be assessed prior to the council considering applications from external candidates.

About Us

Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. All whilst ensuring that we’re delivering value for money.

Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do and they really rely on the work we do. Whether it’s new roads being built, helping parents get their children a school place or providing essential support to vulnerable children or elderly residents, what we do touches the lives of everyone in Buckinghamshire. Take a look at our Strategic Plan which sets out our aims and priorities until 2020.

About the role

You will register civil marriages in accordance with Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) and General Register Office (GRO) procedures, at registration offices, approved premises, registered buildings and religious premises where a Registrar is required.  

The hours of work will vary, as much of our work is seasonal. The busiest time of year will be from Easter to the end of October. The service offers a range of working options, weekday only, weekends only or a mix of weekday and weekend working.  Hours are as we require, so will not be every day, but particularly Wednesday to Sunday throughout the main ceremony season plus Bank Holidays throughout the year. There will also be a requirement to cover evening ceremonies as necessary on a rota basis.

Please see the attached job summary for further information.

About you

You should have excellent customer care skills and experience of dealing with people from all walks of life, in a variety of situations.  You should be flexible and be available to work during the week, sometimes at very short notice.

In addition you should have the ability to accurately record and check details onto marriage and civil partnership documentation.  Your handwriting should be neat, clear and legible.

You should be smart in appearance and have access to/use of a vehicle to enable you to travel to diverse locations across the County. 

Please see the attached job summary for further information.

Other Information

Please note many of our current job vacancies will be offered on fixed term contract / secondment basis to support our transition through unitary. 

You must be available on the following dates:

Group assessment day Tuesday 25th February 2020 at Beaconsfield Old Town Registration Office. The morning will consist of reading, writing and computer exercises from which you may be selected to go forward to formal interview in the afternoon.


Training day Thursday 2nd April 2020

Key Requirement Access to / use of a vehicle. You must have business insurance for each vehicle you use for work related tasks.

Our Values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach.

Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed.

Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future.

Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic.

Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

About the business unit

The Buckinghamshire Registration Service registers all life events that occur in Buckinghamshire including births, deaths and marriages.  We have two main offices, one in County Hall in Aylesbury and the other in Beaconsfield Old Town.  We also have smaller outstations based in High Wycombe Library, Amersham Library and Buckingham Library. 

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