Assistant Coroner Appointments

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Southwark Council
Reference
SC02879
Sector
Health & Medicine
Salary
Salary to be confirmed upon application
Location
Southwark
Job Type
Permanent
Date Posted
3rd October 2018

Job Description

The role

London Inner South Jurisdiction

The jurisdiction comprises the population of the London Boroughs of Southwark (lead), Lambeth, Lewisham and Greenwich, which numbers about 1.2 million with a rich mix of cultures. It includes affluent suburbs and inner city socioeconomic deprivation, with most people working in service industries. It includes several major NHS Trust hospitals, two mental health trusts, two private hospitals and four prisons. About 3,600 deaths are reported and about 500 inquests heard each year, of which about 15-20 have juries. There are two courts located in 1 Tennis Street, Borough, SE1 1YD, where coroners are based. We use the public mortuary at Greenwich and local hospital mortuaries. Full details of the jurisdiction can be found on our website: www.innersouthlondoncoroner.org.uk.

London South Jurisdiction

South London Coroner’s Court is in the centre of Croydon and has a newly located and refurbished court. The jurisdiction has four Boroughs – Croydon (lead), Bexley, Bromley and Sutton. Very similar to Inner South, there are affluent areas but also more deprived ones. The population is multi-cultural. There are three main local hospitals (Croydon University, Princess Royal and St Helier) and the Royal Marsden. There are two large mental health Trusts in the jurisdiction, with some secure units. There are three mortuaries used by the court with a public mortuary at Croydon.

Additional salary details
Starting date: 1st December 2018

Pay: Sessional per diem within national recommended range

Recruitment timetable

Application and Selection

The senior coroners and lead local authorities for two South London jurisdictions have chosen to conduct a joint recruitment process for assistant coroners. It is anticipated that successful applicants will be appointed to both jurisdictions but work regularly in one. Applicants without coronial experience should indicate how they intend managing office and coronial time commitment. Applicants with coronial experience should indicate:-

how many days worked since appointment

how many days worked in last 12 months

extent of experience in completing Forms 100A and 100B

the number and types of inquests in the last 12 months, and if any Article 2


Please state the number of days you would be available to sit as a coroner.

 

Applicants should send a letter demonstrating how they meet the person specification, together with a short CV and names of two referees, one of whom should relate to recent work experience.


NB: There is a word limit of 800 words.

 

Applications which do not show how the applicant meets the person specification will not be considered. If applicants have a preference as to which jurisdiction they work, they should state that in their application. Those wishing to have an informal discussion should contact one of the coroners by email: andrew.harris@southwark.gov.uk or hmc@southlondoncoroner.org

 

Applicants will be asked to make a 5 minute presentation at interview on the subject “What contribution will you make to promoting consistency of judicial decision making between coroners”


Recruitment Timetable


Closing 26 October


Shortlisting w/c 5 November


Interview 26 November


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