Ceremony Officer - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum (full time equivalent)
Closing date:
Location: Essex
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 1390
Role: Customer Services
About the role

Ceremony Officer

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £27,000 per annum (full time equivalent)

Location: Essex


There are full time and part time roles available.

Please note that this is a fixed term contract post for a duration of 12 months

At Essex County Council (ECC), what we do impacts the lives of over 1.4 million people. From the safety of children to the independent lives of older residents, and from boosting quality of life through public health to the lasting regeneration of proud towns and cities - everything we do takes a pioneering and agile approach. Our Customer team is the front door to Essex County Council. Our people believe in putting residents and businesses first.

The role

Could you be a professional celebrant? Are you customer focused, with an ability to engage, communicate and conduct ceremonies to a large group of people?

If you have excellent customer service skills and can help to create wonderful memories for members of the public on an important milestone in their lives, then this opportunity could be for you.

Essex County Council’s registration service is looking to appoint and train suitable people as Ceremony Officers to conduct and register marriages and civil partnerships, as well as delivering citizenship, naming and renewal of vows ceremonies.

A ceremony officer role with Essex County Council is varied and rewarding. If you enjoy working with the public, are a confident public speaker and have an aptitude for accuracy and attention to detail, this could be the role for you.

You'll do great here if you

  • Have a confident and calm manner, and enjoy talking to people, and you might have a background in hospitality or retail.
  • Are flexible and can adapt to last minute changes, whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism.
  • Have the flexibility to change your style of communication according to your audience and enjoy working with people from a variety of background
  • Can bring lots of enthusiasm, great organisation skills, and sensitivity.
  • Can ensure that customers receive a high-quality professional service

As an Essex County Council employee, you will play a key role in delivering Statutory elements of Marriage and Civil partnership ceremonies.

We will train you to deliver non-statutory ceremonies such as naming ceremonies and renewal of vows, in addition to citizenship ceremonies. Training will include undertaking these duties relating to ceremonies, including conducting the ceremony and registering the marriage/civil partnership.

The main requirement is that as a Ceremony Officer, you will need to be flexible and adaptable. The work is year-round and you will be required to work some Saturdays and/or Sundays and bank holidays.

This role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex. A driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential and your expenses will be covered.

Benefits of working for us

This is a great role in a vibrant and growing team. You’ll find an inclusive culture and a place where your opinion is valued. You can find out more about us and the work we do here: https://www.workingforessex.com/role/customer-service/

The Council has developed a package of benefits that we hope resonates with you. You can find out more about our pay and reward offer on our https://www.workingforessex.com/working-here/pay-reward/

What you should do next

If you think you have the skills we are looking for and are interested in making dreams a reality, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.