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Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
£23,608 - £26,186 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

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Job Purpose:

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Location: Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen
Duration: Permanent , Full Time

We are looking for a highly motivated, Assistant Registrar to join our Registrar team - responsible for registering births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships, still-births and British Citizenship. The individual must be willing to undertake the required distance learning within a specified time and have a strong attention to detail to ensure information is gathered and recorded to an incredibly high level of accuracy. Excellent communications skills and a genuine passion for delivering the best customer experience are also essential.

About the Role:

The purpose of this role is to assist in the delivery of the Aberdeen City Council Registrar service’s statutory activities on a day to day basis, ensuring  compliance with the Registrar General and the National Records of Scotland (NRS) governance and legislation, ensuring that customers receive the high-quality service required.  This role is primarily involved in the registering of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and British citizenship, all under the supervision of the Registrars and management of the Senior Registrar. The post holder will demonstrate excellent communication skills and customer service ethos, working to an incredibly high level of accuracy and ability to respond flexibly to quickly changing priorities.

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

National 4/5 / Standard Grade / ‘O’ Grade pass in English or equivalent qualification

The post holder once trained will undertake weddings on a rota basis alongside others in the Registrars team.  This will involve weekend working.  An additional Registrar's Allowance is payable for weddings undertaken outside normal working hours.

The postholder is able to demonstrate:

Office environment and procedures, including good working knowledge of Microsoft Office or equivalent
A high level of accuracy in recording information from a variety of sources
An ability to adhere to statutory deadlines
An ability to communicate effectively with customers over the telephone and face to face, including presentation and public speaking
Good Literacy and Numeracy skills

About Us

Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

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