Vacancy Part Time Assistant Coroner, Kent & Medway

Part Time Assistant  Coroner, Kent & Medway


Kent County Council is seeking to appoint a part time Assistant  Coroner to support the Senior Coroners in providing a high quality coronial service to Kent and Medway residents.  You will be appointed to all four areas but predominantly you will work across three of the four areas, Mid Kent & Medway, Central & South East Kent and North East Kent.


Once a Coroner is appointed they are then a Judicial Office holder until they reach the age of 70 years (compulsory retirement age) unless they chose to resign or are removed by the Lord Chief Justice or Lord Chancellor prior their 70th birthday. 


The Assistant Coroner will be based at The Archbishops Palace, Maidstone.  Office opening hours are 9am-5pm.  


We are looking for an exceptional candidate with excellent proven organisational, case management and efficiency skills, as well as experience of managing and embracing change.  You will work closely with the local authority Head of Service and the Senior Coroner to ensure value for money, performance and financial efficiencies.


You will be required to demonstrate knowledge and experience of coroner law and of basic medicine, have proven skills in conducting investigations and and court procedures. You will also need to demonstrate the excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deal with sensitive situations.  You will need to be forward thinking, be passionate about providing a compassionate service to bereaved people and be able to work effectively with a range of partners.


The successful candidate will be required to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a coroner as defined in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and associated rules and regulations and as further described in various guidance issued by the Chief Coroner.


The successful candidate will be a barrister or a solicitor or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and satisfy the judicial-appointment eligibility condition on a 5 year basis.  They will be under the age of 70 and be subject to the appointment and eligibility conditions within the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (s.23 and Schedule 3).


If you wish to have an informal discussion or arrange a visit, please contact Giles Adey on 07740 186032.

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Suitably qualified applicants are required to register as a New User on the councils jobs page of its website and complete an on line application form.


Closing date: 5pm on 28 August 2017

Interview date:  5 October 2017






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