Coroners Officer

6 February 2023
£24,496 / year

Job Description

The starting salary is £24,496 (level 1) rising to £25,878 level 2) on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time).    

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the HM Coroner’s Office. Working in a friendly and fast paced administration team, you will be supporting the HM Senior Coroner and HM Assistant Coroners, the Head of Service and Practice Manager in delivering a responsive, professional and robust service.  HM Coroners Service is charged with investigating the circumstances of all unexpected deaths – if in the course of our investigation it emerges that the cause of death is unnatural, or indeed that an aspect of care/lack of care may have caused or contributed to the death, we will have an inquest.The role involves taking reports and investigating the causes of death and conveying inquests in accordance with the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.              

Essential Requirements:

  • Proven successful office experience in a high pressured and sensitive environment.  Able to produce neat, clear and accurate work and have good numeracy skills.
  • Ability to make decisions without supervision and relying on judgement and technical skills and knowledge. Confident in making decision which have an effect directly on customers and colleagues and may have direct legal implications.
  • Ability to be organised and meet deadlines, prioritising work and managing a caseload.
  • Ability to explain complex procedures and regulations to customers and stakeholders of Nottingham City Council in a clear and concise manner personally, verbally or by correspondence, whilst being aware of the sometimes difficult and distressing nature of the information.

The role will require high resilience as post holder will be subjected to information that may be detailed and graphic of circumstances relating to death. Post holder is expected to be smartly dressed, suitable for a court environment.
Interviews will take place week commencing 6th March 2023.                   

For informal enquiries please contact Flora Cameron, Practice Manager:-

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.