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Area Coroner - Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:The Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2DT 


Closing date:20 May 2022 at midnight 

Area Coroner for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Salary: £105,601
Closing date: 20/5/2022 at 5pm
Nottingham City Council is seeking to appoint an Area Coroner. This is a newly created post.
About the post:
The Area Coroner will work closely with the Senior Coroner to provide judicial leadership to the coroner team as well as conducting their own coroner investigations and inquests. The area coroner is the nominated deputy for the Senior Coroner when the senior coroner is absent. The Area Coroner will be expected on occasion to be available out of hours on request.
Nottingham City 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. In this role, you will work closely with the Senior Coroner and the Local Authority to ensure value for money, performance and financial efficiencies. Collaborative working with the Senior Coroner, Local Authority, the police and other stakeholders is an essential element of this role.
You will be required to demonstrate knowledge and experience of coroner law and of basic medicine and 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 desirable that the successful candidate has proven experience of leadership within 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 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).
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 information pack is available to download below. 
To apply for this position, you are required to submit a CV, a full supporting statement of up to two sides of A4 (no smaller than font 11). It is important that your supporting statement fully addresses the assessment criteria detailed in bold in the job summary section above.
In particular please demonstrate how you meet the following criteria: 

  1. Assimilating and clarifying information
  2. Managing work efficiently
  3. Working with others
  4. Communicating effectively
  5. Exercising judgement
  6. Possessing and Building Knowledge
Suitably qualified candidated are requested to email their CV and their supporting statement to 

If you wish to have an informal discussion or arrange a visit, please e-mail and provide a contact number.
Interview invitations will be sent out: w/c 30/5/2022  
Interview dates:  7th and/or 8th June 2022.
If you do not hear by 3/6/2022, please assume you have not been shortlisted.


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