Senior Coroner for Lincolnshire15/06/2018 23:59

Lincoln & Boston

Senior Coroner for Lincolnshire


Salary – To be Confirmed and in line with Joint Negotiating Committee Guidance.  A bespoke remuneration package will be discussed with the successful candidate.


Lincolnshire County Council is seeking to appoint a new Senior Coroner.


The number of reported deaths per annum is in the region of 3,500. 


This will be a bespoke coroner appointment.  The salary will be paid which is inclusive of pension and out of hours cover.  The County Council will have a flexible approach to working hours and will consider applications for both a full time or part time position for the right candidate.  Please state your proposal in your application.


The current Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) Circular on Coroners pay will be used as the mechanism to agree the salary.  The Council will consider any nationally agreed salary scales and terms and conditions as they become available.  The salary for the post is to be confirmed.  It is currently being considered by the Council; however it will be in line with the JNC Agreement for Coroners, and will be discussed as part of the bespoke agreement with the successful applicant.  The national salary range for a Senior Coroner is between £117,000 - £130,000 depending on the complexity of the coroner area.  There is no additional pension contribution or out of hours cover paid as this is a fully inclusive salary. 


The Senior Coroner will be based in the dedicated Coroner’s Office in Lincoln where it is co-located with the Registration Service.  Office opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.00pm.  There is a second office with Coroner's Court in Boston.


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 procedures. You will also need to demonstrate the excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deal with sensitive situations


Lincolnshire County Council is looking for an exceptional candidate with excellent and proven judicial leadership, organisational, management, efficiency and budgetary awareness skills, as well as experience of managing and embracing change.  They will ensure value for money, high performance and efficiency across the service.


The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively and in partnership with the Local Authority, Lincolnshire Police and other stakeholders who may have competing demands.  They must be able to demonstrate compassion for those affected by a particular death; and work to the highest professional standards.


It is essential that the successful candidate has proven experience of direct involvement and/or running a Coroner’s area, including carrying out investigations, case management, and conducting inquests.


The successful candidate will be a barrister, solicitor or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and satisfy the judicial appointment eligibility condition with at least five years of post-qualification experience and with considerable experience of working as a Senior Coroner, Area Coroner or Assistant Coroner.  They will be under the age of 70 and be subject to the appointment and eligibility conditions of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (s.23 and Schedule 3).


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


An application pack is available electronically via the following link:


If you wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Donna Sharp, County Services Manager for Registration, Celebratory & Coroner Services on 01522 554052.


The Senior Coroner is Stuart Fisher who can be contacted on 01522 552500.


Closing date:  15 June 2018


We expect to hold the interviews on 26 July 2018.



Suitably qualified applicants are requested to apply online and submit their CV electronically as part of the application process.