HM Assistant Coroner for Inner North London10/04/2019 23:59

Coroner’s offices in St Pancras and Poplar

HM Assistant Coroner for Inner North London

Salary fee paid, in the region of £454 per day.

Camden is seeking to appoint 3 assistant coroners to support HM Senior Coroner for Inner North London, for the full range of coroner duties in order to deliver a high quality coroner service to the people of Inner North London.  This appointment will be a permanent one, and will include on call out of hours working.

The assistant coroner will be based in the dedicated courts and coroner’s offices in St Pancras and Poplar. Office opening hours are 8am to 4pm, but court may run to 4.30pm and sometimes later.

Camden Council is 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 the senior coroner to ensure value for money, performance and financial efficiencies.

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

The successful candidates will be required to carry out the duties and responsibilites 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 for England and Wales.

These are fee paid positions, although they are likely to involve a regular commitment, which is to be agreed between assistant coroner and senior coroner.  However, there are no guarantees as to the number of occasions that assistant coroners will be required to work.

The successful candidates will be barristers or solicitors or fellows 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).

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:

If you wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Jamie Akinola.

Suitably qualified applicants are requested to attach their CV and supporting documents to Camden’s Oracle Taleo job request.

Closing date:   10 April 2019 

Interview date: 25 April 2019

Induction day:  24 May 2019


The vacancy for this post has been notified to the Chief Coroner of England and Wales and the Lord Chancellor, as required by statute.

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