How to become a registrar of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships
You can usually get into this job through:
- working towards this role
- applying directly
You could start as an assistant or deputy registrar. With experience and on-the-job training, you could then apply for a registrar position.
To apply for an assistant or deputy role, you'll usually need:
- to be at least 18 years of age
- GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English and maths, or equivalent
You could also work your way up from a managerial role at a local council or through getting relevant experience in a private sector company.
To apply directly for registrar jobs, you'll need experience in management and handling budgets. It's useful to have knowledge of relevant legislation and legal processes. You'll also need excellent customer service, public speaking and IT skills.
You might get this type of experience from working at managerial level in a registrar's department, local council or private sector company.
Each local authority sets its own entry requirements, so check with them for details of what you'll need.
You can find out more about training and working as a registrar from the Local Registration Services Association.