Full Time Area Coroner for Leicester City & South Leicester11/08/2019 23:59

Coroner's Court Leicester Town Hall, Leicester



Leicester City Council is the Lead Authority for Leicester City & South Leicestershire Coronial Area.

We are seeking to appoint a full time Area Coroner for the first time.

The Area Coroner 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.

You Will:

  • Carry out the statutory functions of the coroner in accordance with the requirements of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and the associated guidance and rules from the Chief Coroner and Lord Chancellor

  • Investigate the circumstances of the deaths of all persons whose bodies are lying within the coroner’s area where there is a legal requirement under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

  • Assist the Senior Coroner in organising and co-ordinating the delivery of the Service, having regard to the statutory requirements of the Service and the financial constraints faced by public sector agencies.

  • Deal with claims for treasure in accordance with statutory regulations


Requirements of the post:

You 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).  You must be a barrister, solicitor or fellow of CILEX and satisfy the judicial appointment eligibility condition on a 5 year basis.

Due to the nature of the post, it is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore any conviction, whether spent or unspent, must be declared. Applicants invited to interview will be required to complete a declaration form. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a DBS check

Applicants must specify in their application if they are subject of any disciplinary or complaint proceedings by any professional body to which they belong and clearly the outcome.

The candidate should declare any other matters which they believe should be brought to the attention of the Local Authority, particularly bearing in mind the basic set of guiding principles in the Guide to Judicial Conduct

You must have:

Experience of working as a Senior Coroner, Area Coroner or Assistant Coroner

Experience of conducting investigative enquiries including demonstrating clarity of thought in identifying issues relevant to the investigation.

Experience of operational management including caseload management

Experience of using, updating, developing spreadsheet, e-mail, presentations, web, database applications for own/other peoples’ use.

In depth knowledge and experience in Coronial Law

Medical knowledge in relation to coronial legislation, guidelines and policy sufficient to give sound advice to support colleagues, staff and the public.

Awareness of current issues affecting the Coronial Service

You will need to live within commuting distance of the City of Leicester

Additional Information:

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Kevin Lewis, Head of Registration and Coronial Service by email at: [email protected]  

Closing Date: 11 August 2019

Interview dates: Monday 23 September 2019

                                  Tuesday 24 September 2019

                                  Tuesday 1 October 2019

Suitably qualified applicants are requested to apply online and submit their application form detailing how they meet the person specification requirements.


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