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Sessional Registration Worker

Local Government (NJC): Scale 5 £27,009 - £28,497 pro rata

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Sessional Registration Worker
Local Government (NJC): Scale 5 £27,009 - £28,497 pro rata
Casual + weekend enhancements
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Islington Town Hall
22/05/2022 23:59

Our ambition

We're determined to make Islington more equal. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.

Our values and behaviours

‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).

Interested in knowing more about our values, our vision and our priorities? Check out these videos from our Leader, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz and Chief Executive, Linzi Roberts-Egan:

Leader, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz

Chief Executive, Linzi Roberts-Egan

Job overview

About us:

Islington Town Hall is the home of Islington and the City of London Registration Services.

The Town Hall, on fashionable Upper Street, is home to the registration service and our ceremony rooms. This impressive, listed building, with its grand façade and sweeping marble staircase, not only provides an elegant setting for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies, but is also where we provide a range of other registration appointments such as birth registrations, taking notices of marriage and civil partnership, British citizenship ceremonies and the registration of deaths.

About you:

If you like the idea of being involved in and contributing to family life defining moments, we’re looking for people to join our sessional pool of staff. That could be half or full days at weekends and some Bank holidays or working during the week if that fits into your availability.

You don’t need to have any experience, but we’re looking for confident, friendly, calm, warm, well presented people with a passion for excellent customer service and an enthusiasm to learn. You will be organised, tactful and capable of thinking on your own two feet.

For an informal chat: Come along to one of our April information events, info on these and how to book can be found on our social media @sayidoislington

Main duties of the job

The Role:

We are looking for Sessional Registration Workers to join us and play an important role within our existing pool of staff. You will provide a range of services including birth and death registration, notice of marriage/civil partnership, conduct and register at various ceremonies such as marriage/civil partnership and citizenship.

Working for our organisation

In Return:

You can look forward to a job that you will love, in a fantastic location. You will receive a competitive salary with enhanced pay at the weekend, access to a pension scheme and generous annual leave allowance.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To be part of the Registration team working on a casual basis, offering a professional and dedicated service to our customers.

  1. Check authorities and schedules are in order and interview the parties to ensure the marriage or civil partnership can proceed.
  2. To register marriages and civil partnerships.
  3. To register births, deaths and still births (deputising as need for the Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages), both in the Town Hall and at other designated venues.
  4. To provide administrative support for the registration service during the week including issuing replacement certificates, creating and maintaining record keeping systems and assisting customers with their enquiries.
  5. To provide administrative support for officers delivering non statutory ceremonies including citizenship ceremonies, ceremonies, naming ceremonies and reaffirmation of wedding vows.
  6. To collect all statutory and non statutory fees and account for all fees in accordance with financial directives.
  7. To attend and support in the performance of citizenship ceremonies.
  8. To assist in the completion and administer a computer database of all birth, death, marriage and civil partnerships that occur within Islington and the City of London .
  9. To conduct Marriage and Civil Partnerships and other celebratory services.
  10. To answer customer telephone enquiries, make appointments and give advice as appropriate.
  11. To undertake other duties commensurate to the grade of the post.
  12. To use and assist others in the use of information technology systems to carry out duties in the most efficient and effective manner.
  13. To achieve agreed service outcomes and outputs, and personal appraisal targets, as agreed by the line manager.
  14. To undertake training and constructively take part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with the effective development of the post and post holder.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Educated to GCSE/NVQ level 2 or can demonstrate equivalent depth of knowledge and experience.
  • Experience of working as part of a team and providing administrative support
  • Be able to demonstrate good verbal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work effectively with flexibility and use own initiative
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in difficult situations
  • Experience of liaising with all levels of staff, members of the public and other organisations in a professional manner
  • Ability to show attention to detail
  • Experience of using Microsoft programmes
  • Ability to manage both own time as well as designated projects assigned to them.
  • Ability and willingness to acquire different skills necessary to the delivery of services and customer satisfaction
  • Able to work weekends and/or weekdays and/or Bank Holidays as required or as available
  • Ability to adhere to the Council's Dignity for All policy

Employer certification / accreditation badges

London Healthy workplaceTimewise helps businesses to attract and develop the best talent through flexible working.London Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationDisability confident committedGood Work StandardStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Angela Arnedo
Job title
Ceremonies Team Manager
Email address
Telephone number
020 7527 6553