Area Coroner Essex01/12/2019 23:59

Chelmsford, Essex

Area Coroner - (25902)

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: Full-time

Salary: Up to £97,580 per annum

Primary Location: Chelmsford

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: 01/12/2019

Job summary and Responsibilities

Home to 1.4 million people, Essex is the second most populated English county and one of the busiest Coronial Districts in the UK. As a broadly diverse area that benefits from an unspoilt coastline and countryside, desirable market towns, dynamic working opportunities and a varied social and cultural life, the county offers something for everyone. Home to major urban areas including Basildon and Harlow and nationally-important infrastructure such as Stansted Airport, the work we do at Essex County Council is both complex and highly interesting.

We take our responsibilities to our local population very seriously in both life and death. As such, we are committed to providing a sector-leading, compassionate coronial service – and it is here that you could play a vital part in our duties. We are currently looking for an organised individual with good investigative skills to work closely with the Senior Coroner in delivering a high-quality and efficient service that is recognised as a centre of excellence for best practice. For an ambitious and experienced professional this is an excellent opportunity to lead change to improve service delivery and make a difference for the people of Essex.

You 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.

Knowledge, skills and experience

To excel in this role, you must be a Barrister, Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive and satisfy the judicial appointment eligibility condition on a five-year basis. You will be under the age of 70 and subject to the appointment and eligibility conditions within the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (s.23 and Schedule 3). You will also need to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the relevant legislation and you will be adept at holding complex inquests. With well-developed communication skills, you will be able to handle sensitive situations.

In turn, we can offer a desirable benefits package, plus the chance to join a progressive team that will welcome your input. We are always keen to improve the service that we offer, and explore new opportunities and better ways of working – making for a particularly fulfilling working life. With the backing of friendly colleagues and a senior management team who will help you excel in the role, you will find a solid work/life balance. So join us in this progressive role, and share your expertise with a team who are committed to excelling in all that they do.
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To discuss this post informally, please contact [email protected]

Closing date: Sunday 1st December 2019.
Interviews to be held week commencing 9th December 2019.

To apply:

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This vacancy has been notified to the Chief Coroner and Lord Chancellor (as required by statute).