Head of Registration, Celebratory and Coroners Services

Are you an exceptional leader? Do you have the motivation and tenacity to manage change successfully? Are you looking for a rewarding role which places you at the heart of making a real difference?

As one of the largest County Councils in the Country we have ambitious plans and our forward thinking Registration, Celebratory and Coroners Service shares the same ambition. The Service is currently undergoing huge transformation and is seeking an individual with a range of experience and skills to ensure its success. This is an exciting position with many challenges, but one which will provide many rewards.

Director Area
Job Category
Registration Services
Service Area
Registration, Celebratory and Coroners Services
Job Location(s)
G15: 62,244 - 67,456
62,244 - 67,456
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

About the role

As the Head of Registration, Celebratory and Coroners Services you will lead a service which provides services at  significant moments in our lives and those of our loved ones, whether it be registering a birth or death or celebrating a marriage, civil partnership or citizenship ceremony.  You will be responsible for driving the modernisation and commerciality of the service, as well as delivering an excellent customer experience to all that use our services. You will manage a varied team of professionals located at numerous sites across Lincolnshire and lead on delivering services within statutory frameworks, including the judicial coronial process. You will also be responsible, in conjunction with commercial services, for the management of contracts up to a total value of a million pounds.

About you

The successful candidate will need to have:

  • Excellent organisational, management and efficiency skills;
  • Experience of managing and embracing change;
  • Commercial acumen;
  • Excellent people skills; and
  • The ability to work innovatively within a statutory framework

 What we can offer

We are offering a highly competitive salary of £62,244 - £67,456, along with a pension, generous holiday entitlement and a range of other benefits.  The authority is committed to ensuring you reach your full potential and will work with you to guarantee that the goals of the organisation and yours are at the forefront of your everyday. A relocation package will also be considered for the right candidate.

If you feel that you are the person to undertake this role, we'd love to hear from you. Please read through the attached Job Description and supporting documents before commencing your application. We want to make sure that you are considering all of the information available to you so that you can submit the best application possible.

If you would like an open and informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Sara Barry on 07765900899.

Interviews will be held virtually on Tuesday 23rd March 2021.

If you are shortlisted for interview, please be aware that you'll be asked to complete an on-line assessment prior to the selection day. All details will be  confirmed to successful applicants in the online skills test invitation.  

Good luck with your application.

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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