Service Manager - Registrars, Coroners and Archives

Job Summary
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 17/01/2019 10:35
£46,183 - £49,406
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County Hall
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17 Jan
Further Information

Service Manager - Registrars, Coroners and Archives

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here:

The Service

The registrars, coronial and archive service are part of the Council Culture and Heritage service. The service includes the coordination and delivery of ceremonies, official registration responsibilities, management of the ‘’Tell us Once’ service, coordination of the coronial services and management of the County archive service.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Service the post holder will be the Councils Proper Officer, ensuring that statutory responsibilities are fulfilled, important moments in people’s lives are managed with dignity and respect and effective working relationships are in place with key bodies such as the General Registration Office, Ministry of Justice, Home Office and UKBA (Immigration).

As the successful applicant will also have responsibility for the County Archive service, the post offers the existing opportunity to make a real contribution to shape the direction of the service, particularly encompassing digital archiving.

The role will include working with external partners to develop complex funding bids.

We are looking for someone who has previous experience of working in a senior role in either a Registrars or a Archive service, who will be proactive and enjoy being challenged by new areas and activities; they will also possess excellent communication and team working skills.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £ 46183 rising to £49406
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements (delete if not applicable)

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

For further information, please contact Neil Arnold (01670 623238 / for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Jordan Liddell on 01670 623930 or email

Please note
This job is closed for applications.