Area Coroner for Lincolnshire

Area Coroner for Lincolnshire              

Salary £70,000       

Lincolnshire County Council is seeking to appoint a full-time Area Coroner to the newly formed 'Lincolnshire' jurisdiction.  This is a new post and will cover the historic coronial jurisdictions of Central and South Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire County Council is looking for an exceptional candidate with excellent and proven leadership, organisational, management, efficiency and budgetary control skills, as well as experience of managing and embracing change.  They will ensure value for money, performance and efficiency across the service.

The successful candidate must also be able to work collaboratively and in partnership with the Local Authority, Lincolnshire Police and other stakeholders who may have competing demands.  They must be able to demonstrate compassion for those affected by a particular death; and work to the highest professional standards.

It is essential that the successful candidate has proven experience of direct involvement and/or running a Coroner’s area, including carrying out investigations, case management, and conducting inquests as well as dealing with treasure.

The successful candidate will be a barrister, solicitor or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and satisfy the judicial appointment eligibility condition with at least five years’ post-qualification experience and with considerable experience of working as a Coroner, Area Coroner or Assistant Coroner.  They will be under the age of 70 and be subject to the appointment and eligibility conditions of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Schedule 3).

The vacancy for this post has been notified to the Chief Coroner and Lord Chancellor (as required by statute).

This will be a full-time coroner appointment and the salary will be paid which is inclusive of pension and out of hours cover.  The current JNC Circular on Coroners’ pay does not include provision for Area Coroners however the Council will consider any nationally agreed salary scales and terms and conditions as they become available.

An application pack is available by either contacting Donna Sharp or electronically via the following link:

If you wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Donna Sharp, County Services Manager for Registration, Celebratory & Coroner Services on 01522 554052.

The Senior Coroner is Stuart Fisher who can be contacted on 01522 552500.

Closing date:  23:59 on Monday 02 October 2017.

We expect to hold the interviews on either Wednesday 01 or Friday 03 November 2017.

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