Area Coroner for East London (3 days per week)08/02/2019 23:59

Queen’s Road, Walthamstow

Area Coroner for East London

Salary £94,000 pa - pro rata for 3 days per week

London Borough of Waltham Forest is seeking to appoint an Area Coroner. This is a new post.

The number of reported deaths pa is 2,500 plus.

As 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.

This appointment of an area coroner will be made on a part-time basis (3 days per week).

The salary will include payment for out of hours availability by agreement. 

The Area Coroner will be based in the dedicated court and coroner’s office in Queens Road, Walthamstow. Office opening hours are 8am-4pm.

London Borough of Waltham Forest 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 coroner law and of basic medicine 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 sharing 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.

The candidate pack is available here:area coroner advert.final.docx east london 19.12.2018 

If you wish to have an informal discussion or arrange a visit, please contact

Mark Hynes Director of governance and Law on 07790807779

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

Closing date: 8 February 2019

Interview date: 22 March 2019

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