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Casual - Registration Service OCC7662

Job Details:

Salary: £10.92 per hour plus holiday pay (£12.24 per hour)
Work Location: Oxford Register Office, 1 Tidmarsh lane
Hours per week: Various
Contract type: Casual
Closing date: 26.01.2019
Interview date: Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 February 2019 at Oxford Register Office


Advert Text:

Do you wish to be part of someone’s special day?


Are you confident, well presented, punctual, pay attention to detail and have good communication skills? – Then we want to hear from you.


Oxfordshire Registration Service is seeking to expand its pool of Ceremony Celebrants to work on a casual basis in Oxford city and south of the county, in order to cover peak periods of demand generally through the summer months.  You will need to drive and have access to a car to travel to venues. The days of work will be flexible depending on ceremonies booked so we are looking for people who are available and can give us advanced availability. Neat and legible handwriting is essential and you may be required to work at short notice.  Full training for the post will be given.


Job Purpose:

  • To attend weddings and civil partnerships and make an accurate legal registration of the wedding or civil partnership.
  • To deliver weddings, civil partnerships, naming and renewal of vows ceremonies.
  • This post holder is responsible for ensuring that all relevant County policies and procedures are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Registering marriages and civil partnerships at registration offices, approved premises and registered buildings where a registrar is required.
  • Conducting marriage and civil partnership ceremonies and other civil ceremonies as required, together with associated paperwork.
  • To maintain a working knowledge of the regulations of the GRO handbook and OCC policies and procedures.
  • Delivering a very high standard of customer service.
  • Being financially accountable in accordance with the Council and GRO procedures, including collection of fees, cash handling and debit/credit card processing and cashbook records.

Selection Criteria:


Educational achievements, Qualifications, Training and Knowledge:

  • Good General standard of Education
  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel Outlook



  • Experience of public speaking, addressing or making formal presentations to a range of audiences
  • Administration experience


Job related aptitude and skills:

  • Availability to work during week and at weekends
  • Possession of excellent customer service skills
  • Able to interpret / explain detailed rules and procedures
  • Excellent oral communication skill
  • Neat clear handwriting and concise, accurate written skills
  • Accurate and accountable record keeping
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Tact, diplomacy, integrity, confidentiality and sensitivity to deal with people in stressful or emotive situations
  • Ability to use initiative


Personal qualities:

  • Helpful and friendly personality
  • Professional appearance and manner
  • Flexible attitude
  • Excellent team working skills in a pressurised environment
  • Willingness to undertake training and personal development


Special Requirements:

  • Available to work at short notice including weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Car owner / driver


Equal Opportunities:

  • Commitment to and understanding of the principles of Equal Opportunities for all, in employment and the delivery of services.



Educational achievements, Qualifications, Training and Knowledge:

  • 5 GCSE Grade A – C or equivalent

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Should you have any queries please contact Alicja Gilroy on 01865 816246 or email  



Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to part time working and job share arrangements.

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