Area Coroner- South Wales Central CORONER AREA06/03/2020 12:00

Courthouse Street, Pontypridd.

Area Coroner

South Wales Central CORONER AREA

SALARY £104,040.00 (FROM 1st APRIL 2020)

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is seeking to appoint a new Area Coroner. This is further to the recent appointment of the previous Area Coroner as Senior Coroner for the South Wales Central Area.

The Area Coroner will work closely with the Senior Coroner to provide judicial leadership to the coroner team as well as conducting your own coroner investigations and inquests. You will be the nominated deputy for the Senior Coroner.

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is looking for an exceptional candidate with excellent proven leadership, organisational, management and efficiency skills, as well as experience of managing and embracing change.  You will work closely with the Senior Coroner and the Local Authority Coroner’s Service Manager to ensure value for money, performance and financial efficiencies. Collaborative working with the Senior Coroner, local authority, the police and other stakeholders is essential.

You will be required to demonstrate knowledge and experience of coronial law and of basic medicine and have proven skills in conducting investigations and an understanding of court procedure. You will also need to demonstrate the excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deal with sensitive situations

It is desirable that the successful candidate has proven experience of running (or the sharing of running) a Coroner’s jurisdiction including carrying out investigations, case management, and conducting inquests.

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, have experience of working as an Assistant Coroner or Area Coroner and be subject to the appointment and eligibility conditions within the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (s.23 and Schedule 3).

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 choose to resign or are removed by the Lord Chief Justice or Lord Chancellor prior to their 70th birthday. 

To request an application pack please e-mail: [email protected] or

Application pack can be downloaded here: area coroner application pack february 2020

Suitably qualified applicants are requested to email their CV to: [email protected]

If you wish to have an informal discussion or arrange a visit, please contact Andrew Wilkins, Director of Legal Services and Lead Officer for the South Wales Central Coroner Area on 01443 424105.  Alternatively, please email [email protected]

Closing date: Friday 6th March 2020 12 noon

Interview date: Monday 30th March 2020


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


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