Senior Coroner for North Leicestershire and Rutland04/06/2024 23:59

County Hall campus, Glenfield, Leicestershire

Senior Coroner for North Leicestershire and Rutland

Salary £134,622 pa

Closing date: midnight 4 June 2024


Leicestershire County Council is seeking to appoint a new Senior Coroner to replace the post-holder who retired in 2021, following which an interim arrangement has been in place.


About the Post:

The Senior Coroner stands at the head of the local coroner service and statutory coroner area and takes the lead on coroner work and will be expected to conduct inquests which are difficult or complex or will be likely to attract significant publicity.


The number of reported deaths pa is 1245 approximately, accordingly we appoint our senior coroner with a salary on a full-time basis.


Leicestershire 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. You will work closely with the local authority manager to ensure value for money, performance and financial efficiencies. Collaborative working with the local authority, the police and other stakeholders is essential.


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


It is essential that the successful candidate has proven experience of running or sharing running a coroner’s jurisdiction including carrying out investigations, case management, and conducting 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 75, have experience of working as a Senior Coroner, area coroner or 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 a Coroner is appointed they are then a Judicial Office holder until they reach the age of 75 years (compulsory retirement age) unless they choose to resign or are removed by the Lord Chief Justice or Lord Chancellor prior to their 75th birthday. 


How to apply:

The candidate pack is available here: rutland and n leics senior coroner appointment pack


If you wish to have an informal discussion or arrange a visit, please contact Lauren Haslam Director of Law and Governance, Leicestershire County Council [0116 3056240] or Gary Connors Head of Regulatory Services Leicestershire County Council [0116 3056536]


Suitably qualified applicants are requested to email their CV and their Statement of Suitability to [email protected]



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

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