Registration Officers – annualised hours contracts
As and when required
£18.070 - £22,658 (Grade 4 with progression to Grade 5) pro rata to hours worked
Hourly paid for office work undertaken. Ceremony work paid at different rate.
Worcestershire Registration Service is currently recruiting further Registration Officers for the county. These posts will initially be to undertake ceremonies either conducting or registering weddings, Civil Partnerships or other ceremonies which occur largely at weekends. Upon successful completion of training and undertaking ceremonies, there is an opportunity for further progression, following assessment, to become a Registration Officer undertaking registration of Births and Deaths and the taking of Notices of Marriage and Civil Partnership. All these posts are peripatetic roles with annualised hour's contracts. We will call you as and when you are needed, so you will need to be flexible and available to work, often at short notice in order that we are able to meet the statutory requirements and demands of the Service. For ceremonies, due to the nature of the job, there is emphasis on weekend working, though there is an increasing demand for week day ceremonies. The busiest months are between March and October and this is when a percentage of your annualised hours will be required to be worked. You will therefore need to be able to offer consistent availability.
Previous experience of Registration work is not required as we will provide all the necessary training. What you do need to be able to show is commitment and flexibility; consistent availability to work through the busy season; be able to empathise with people at key times in their lives – their wedding day, the birth of their child or the loss of a loved one – enjoy working with people and have the necessary confidence and presence to officiate at weddings and other ceremonies; be able to work with meticulous attention to detail; have excellent IT skills; be able to work under pressure, within tight deadlines and be able to easily make your way around the county.
Does this sound like you? Could you give the necessary commitment and flexibility when needed? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please also read the additional information attached to the Person Specification which outlines the commitment required for training and an FAQ sheet.
Informal enquiries to Wendy Collins on 01905 846620.
Candidates called to attend Assessment Day: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Following Assessment Day, successful candidates will be called to attend interview: 31st May/1st June 2017