Assistant Coroner for Northamptonshire Coroner area09/07/2020 23:59


Assistant Coroner for Northamptonshire Coroner area

Salary   £416 Day and £208 half day rates

Closing date: Thursday 9th July 2020

 About the post:

The Assistant Coroner will work closely with the Senior Coroner to provide judicial leadership to the coroner team as well as conducting their own coroner investigations and inquests. The Assistant Coroner is a nominated deputy for the Senior Coroner when the senior coroner is absent. The Assistant Coroner will be expected on occasion to be available out of hours on a rota based system. 

Northamptonshire County Council is looking for an exceptional candidate with excellent proven organisational, management and efficiency skills, as well as experience of exercising sound judgement and communicating effectively. In this role, 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, an understanding of medical terminology 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 previous experience in a Coroner’s jurisdiction including carrying out investigations, case management, and conducting inquests including Jury Inquests. 

Who can apply: 

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 which means they will have five years of experience whilst holding that qualification. They will be under the age of 70, have sufficient experience of working to function an Assistant Coroner and be subject to the appointment and eligibility conditions within the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (s.23 and Schedule 3).

Statutory Terms of the Appointment: 

Once an Assistant 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. 

Application Pack: northamptonshire assistant coroners pack 2020

How to apply: 

If you wish to have an informal discussion or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Ann Pember HM Senior Coroner, on [email protected]

Suitably qualified applicants are requested to attach their CV, supporting statement and signed Declaration by sending to [email protected]


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

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