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Registration Officer - Appointments

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Registration Officer - Appointments - Fixed term until March 2025

Are you looking for the opportunity to work as a Registration Officer? Do you enjoy engaging with the general public, are you a good, empathetic communicator and listener?

Two (fixed-term) part-time opportunites have arisen to work primarily at our Cambridge office and our Huntingdon office, but travel to our other offices in the County may be required, when needed.

Our registration offices are very busy, carrying out thousands of legal registrations of births and deaths, as well as taking notices of marriage and civil partnership.

Training will be given on Registration legislation and practice.

  • One part-time position: based at our Cambridge Office, 9.30am - 2.30pm, 3 weekdays (days to be agreed).
  • One part-time position: based at our Huntingdon Office, 9.30am – 2.30pm, 2 weekdays (days to be agreed).

If you are interested in applying for the role and would like to speak to us for further information, please contact Carmen Wingate ( or Rachel Jones (

What will you be doing?

Your day-to-day duties will 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
  • keeping accurate records

About you

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
  • excellent administrative and computer skills

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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