Area Coroner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough06/07/2020 23:59

Lawrence Court, Huntingdon

Area Coroner (Full-time) for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Salary £102,843 pa

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough County Council is seeking to appoint a Full-time Area Coroner, which is a new post.

As the Area Coroner you 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.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough County 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 Local Authority 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 basic medical knowledge, 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 have proven experience of running or sharing the running of 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. 

If you wish to have an informal discussion or arrange a visit, please contact Rachel Lovelidge, Business Manager for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Coroner’s Service, at [email protected]

The candidate pack is available here: area coroner advert and application pack cambs and peterborough

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

Closing date:                                               Monday 6th July at midnight

Interview invitations will be sent out:       W/C 20th July

Interview date:                      Tuesday 4th August and/or Friday 7th August

If you do not hear by 3rd August, please assume you have not been shortlisted.


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

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