Local Registration Services Association


Becoming a Registrar

There are no set entry requirements, but you’ll need a good general standard of education (GCSE A* to C) and excellent customer service, public speaking and IT skills.

You might get this type of experience working at managerial level in a registrar’s department, local council or private sector company.

You could start as a deputy registrar and with experience and on-the-job training, progress to a registrar position.

You may also be able to get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Each local authority sets its own entry requirements - check with them for details.

Doctors, midwives, ministers of religion, funeral directors and anyone working in the life assurance industry are not allowed to become registrars.

You’ll need:
•    the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds and cultures
•    tact, patience and empathy, for dealing with people who may be distressed
•    the ability to understand and apply rules and laws
•    clear and accurate handwriting
•    the ability to work under pressure
•    administrative skills

Your day-to-day duties might include:
•    interviewing parents and relatives after a birth or death
•    completing computerised and paper records
•    issuing birth or death certificates
•    informing the coroner if there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding a death
•    collecting statistics to send to the General Register Office
•    taking payment for copies of certificates
•    keeping accurate records
•    performing civil ceremonies

It is recommended that you contact your local authority who will be able to advise of any possible training or jobs that are available.


Current Vacancies 

If you are a local authority-based registrar department, and would like to list a vacancy on the website please email lrsaadmin@tsi.org.uk.

Advertising a vacancy is free for LRSA members, non-members are charged at £200 plus VAT per ad.



Deputy Registrar & Administrative Assistant, Reading Borough Council

Location: Civic Offices, Bridge Street

Salary: £21,748 - £27,041

Contract Type: Fixed Term – 12 months. Full time 37 hours per week

Application closing date: 17/01/2021



Superintendant Registrar, Gateshead Council

Job reference: REQ0002786

Salary: £37,890 - £40,876

Hours: Full Time 37 hours Permanent

Application closing date: 17/01/2021



Citizenship Coordinator/Deputy Registrar, London Borough of Hounslow

Job reference : R0004258
Salary : £24,693 - £26,520 per annum.
Contract : 12 Month Fixed term/Secondment, Full time - 36 hours per week (Monday - Saturday), Compulsory weekend venues rota.
Application closing date : 29/01/2021