Local Registration Services Association


Job Opportunities and advertising a vacancy

For details of current vacancies within Registration Services and how you can advertise your vacancies, please see further down this page. 

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.


Advertising a vacancy 

Members of the LRSA can advertise vacancies on this website at no cost.  For non-members there is a charge of £200 plus VAT per ad.

Send your vacancy details through to lrsaadmin@tsi.org.uk or ask for further details.

Current Vacancies


Service Manager - Registration Services and Superintendent Registrar
Oxfordshire County Council
£54,970 - £58,034 per annum
37 hours per week, permanent
Closing date: 2 August 2021
Further information

Sessional Ceremonies Officer
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
£14.54-£15.34 per hour
Casual basis
Closing date: 15 August 2021
Further information

Cornwall County Council - various vacancies
Principal Registration Officer - Newquay
Principal Registration Officer - Bude
Registration Officer (Peripatetic) - Truro + 1 other location
Ceremony Registrar (Celebrant)
Ceremony Registrar (Recording Officer)
Further information on all vacancies

Customer Services Manager - Bereavement Services
Reading Borough Council
£36,922-£42,821 per annum
37 hours per week, permanent
Closing date: 8 August 2021
Further information

Registration Operations Supervisor
Cheshire West and Chester Council
£27,741-£32,234 per annum
37 hours per week, permanent
Closing date: 10 August 2021
Further information

Principal Ceremonies Officer
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
£37,491-£40,632 per annum
Part-time, permanent
Closing date: 15 August 2021
Further information


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