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Registrar of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

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Registrars in Scotland are responsible for collecting information about every birth, marriage, civil partnership and death within a local authority area. They record this information and issue documents like birth or death certificates that are needed for legal reasons. With training they can also perform ceremonies such as civil marriages, civil partnerships and citizenship ceremonies.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Assistant registrars usually start on around £18,000 to £20,000 a year. Registrars can expect to earn around £25,000 a year. A principal registrar could earn up to £40,000.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Registrars are employed by Scotland’s 32 local authorities.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
4081
1.4 %
RISE
2023
4137
  United Kingdom
2018
38816
2 %
RISE
2023
39574

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

According to the National Records of Scotland (NRS) there are currently over 700 registrars employed both by the Registrar General and the 32 local authorities. However some councils employ Civil Ceremony Officers who conduct civil marriages and civil partnerships but who do not require to hold the Certificate of Proficiency in the Law and Practice of Registration.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

National Records of Scotland (NRS)
Tel: 0131 535 1314
Website: http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk
Twitter: @NatRecordsScot

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