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Working for Hampshire County Council

What to expect if you join the Registration Service

A Registration Officer’s main duties can be divided into six key areas:

In addition there are a number of other areas of work which experienced staff have the opportunity to be involved in, including officiating at naming ceremonies, civil funerals, renewal of marriage vows and citizenship celebrations.

The Registration team employs some 130 staff on a combination of different contract types. All Registration Officers are required to contract for work which will include weekends, particularly during the busy marriage season which generally runs between April and October each year. Whilst we offer a combination of part and full time positions, we are also able to offer annualised hours contracts.

During your employment with Hampshire County Council (HCC) you will receive structured and ongoing training which will help you to develop and enhance your skills as a Registration Officer. In order to offer workload variety we seek to ensure that our Officers are provided with a broad skill base which will enable them to participate in the many and varied activities of the service.

The very nature of the work requires that staff are willing and able to travel within a defined geographical boundary. For Registration purposes the county is divided into four regions – North Borders, Mid Hampshire, South East Hampshire and New Forest. Not only do we deliver our services from standard Register Office accommodation, we also work in designated out-stations, Approved Venues (which are licensed by HCC for the purpose of marriage and civil partnership) and on occasion in peoples homes when it is necessary to provide domiciliary visits.


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