Assistant Coroner for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and Rutland and North Leice17/08/2018 23:59
Council House in Nottingham City Centre or in the dedicated court and Coroner’s Office in Southfields, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Assistant Coroner for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and Rutland and North Leicestershire.
Fee Paid Post – in the region of £415 per day
Nottingham City Council and Rutland and Leicestershire County Council, as the relevant authorities, are seeking to appoint Assistant Coroners to support the Senior Coroners across the full range of coroner duties in order to deliver a high quality coroner service. Successful candidates will be appointed and qualified to work in both jurisdictions.
The number of reported deaths in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is 6,700. The number of reported deaths in Rutland and North Leicestershire is approximately 1,300.
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 and Lord Chancellor prior to their 70th birthday.
The Assistant Coroner will be based in the dedicated court and coroner’s office in the Council House in Nottingham City Centre or in the dedicated court and Coroner’s Office in Southfields, Loughborough, Leicestershire.
We are looking for exceptional candidates with excellent proven organisational, management and efficiency skills, as well as experience of managing and embracing change. You will work closely with Senior Coroners and the local authorities to ensure the service demonstrates value for money, performance and financial efficiencies.
You will need to demonstrate the excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deal with sensitive situations.
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.
Recent experience of coronial law and procedures either as an Assistant Coroner, or as an advocate in the Coroner’s court would be an advantage but is not essential. All candidates will be expected to have a sound knowledge of the England Wales legal system, the laws of evidence, the administration of the legal system and Court procedures.
This is a fee paid position although it is likely to involve a regular commitment, which is to be agreed between you, the senior coroner and the local authority.
It is a Coroner’s personal responsibility (and not that of his/her clerk/secretary) to ensure that they sit when possible. The Chief Coroner and the Lord Chancellor would expect and assistant coroner to offer a minimum of 15 sitting days each financial year. However it is recognised that there is a variance of workload in each area.
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 and be subject to the appointment and eligibility conditions within the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (s.23 and Schedule 3).
The candidate pack is available here:
If you wish to have an informal discussion or arrange a visit, e-mail [email protected] and every effort shall be made to facilitate the same.
Suitably qualified applicants are requested to email their CV and supporting statement to [email protected]
Closing date: 17th August 2018.
Interview dates: 13th and 20th Sept 2018.
The vacancy for this post has been notified to the Chief Coroner and Lord Chancellor (as required by statute).