Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Dissolutions Manager

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  • Salary Range £20,000+
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £23,053
  • Job Contact Annette Wright
  • Contact Email
  • Job Level Management
  • INDUSTRY SECTOR Business, consulting and management
Job Description
Are you a strong communicator and an effective leader? If so this could be the opportunity for you!

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s national statistical institute and largest producer of official statistics. We are the only government department with the production of statistics as its main role. We are independent of Ministers and instead report through the UK Statistics Authority to Parliament and the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Health Analysis and Life Events Division forms part of the Public Policy Analysis Directorate within ONS. We continually source, process and analyse data relating to births, deaths, marriages, divorces, cancer incidence and survival life expectancy and healthy life expectancy.

We play a leading role in bringing greater coherence to health statistics across the public sector and are identifying new opportunities for cross-cutting analysis that will enable a greater understanding of health outcomes and their interdependencies across all government services.

Job description

Life Events Processing consist of closely interlinked teams based in Titchfield. The teams have a range of skills including;
• processing and quality assuring Life Events Data
• the use of management systems, platforms and statistical frameworks that underpin their work

The role:
Analysis and Life Events publish statistics on Marriages, Divorces, Civil Partnership Formations (CP) and Civil Partnership Dissolutions (CPD) using data received from General Register Office (GRO) and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Services (HMCTS).

As the post holder you will be part of a small team consisting of 2 EOs and an HEO responsible for monthly and annual data processing and quality assurance of the above topics. You will identify any issues with the registrations and query with GRO and HMCTS. You will work with the Outputs team to review, amend and sign off the annual datasets before handing over to the Outputs team for tables production, commentary and publication.

You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders and carry out a range of administrative tasks such as organising meetings and taking minutes. You will help to improve the efficiency of processes and organisation of the team’s work.


• Monthly and annual processing and quality assurance of Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Divorces data using SQL or R
• Query anomalies in the registrations with GRO and HMCTS and work with the Outputs team to review, agree and sign off annual datasets, making corrections to the data where necessary
• Identify requirements for moving data to DAP and LEDR systems and carry out acceptance testing
• Work with internal and external stakeholders to answer queries, and improve processes, turnaround of data and data quality
• General admin such as setting up meetings, housekeeping of documentation and data
• Maintenance and improvement of QA code in SQL and R
• Monitor the daily supply of data from GRO, HMCTS and NHS
• Assist in sending data to and responding to queries from GRO, PHE, HMCTS and NHS; exploring the data sent, contacting the relevant HALE teams for their input and answering queries

Person Specification

Essential criteria:
• You are a dynamic individual who takes responsibility for delivering timely and quality results with focus
• You show good attention to detail with the ability to explore and identify key numerical information
• You have knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Excel
• You have good communication and interpersonal skills both written and verbal
• You possess the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders

• Previous experience of topic knowledge relating to Life Events data would be beneficial, but not essential
• Experience in a quality assurance role
• Experience using SQL, SAS or R (training will be given)

A minimum of 20 hours per week is required for this post.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together


As well as a competitive salary, you’ll enjoy:
• Good work-life balance – working options include flexible working arrangements Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm;
• Highly competitive contributory Civil Service Pension;
• Generous holiday allowance – 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service in addition to public holidays;
• Career development and progression – Career pathway options such as apprenticeships and recognised qualifications for a variety of professions are available;
• Strong ethos of diversity and inclusion;
• Up to 3 days paid leave per year for voluntary opportunities;
• Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and statutory paternity leave of 2 weeks plus an additional week of departmental paternity leave all at full pay;
• Free onsite car parking in Newport and Fareham;
• Cycle to work scheme

Full benefits pack attached.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

Assessment at application stage will be based on your CV and personal statement. Your CV should be tailored to demonstrate any skills, knowledge and experience that are relevant to the content of the role.

Your personal statement should be no longer than 1250 words. You should use this space to provide evidence for each essential criteria within the person specification. As the criteria are scored, we would recommend that you give clear examples for each including the impact of your actions. Success Profiles Behaviour examples are not required at this stage.

In cases where there is a high number of applications the sift pass mark may be adjusted and candidates will be invited to interview in merit order, i.e. those scoring the highest.

Should you be invited to interview, you will be assessed using various assessment techniques aligned to the new Civil Service Success Profiles, where you’ll be assessed against all the behaviours outlined in the advert. You will also be assessed against the Government Communication Professional Competency Framework, a copy of this is attached to this advert. The competencies you will be assessed against are listed under “Technical Skills” in this advert.

In certain circumstances, interviews may be conducted by Video Conference.

The Sift will be conducted from 20/04/2020
Interviews will be conducted from 29/04/2020

  • For the full terms and conditions of the post, please see attachment.
  • Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Paul Cudmore, Office for National Statistics, Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, Newport NP10 8XG. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at