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Assistant Coroners x 2 - Jobs

Vacancy type
Fee Paid
Coroner’s office at West Annexe, Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1UH

Warrington Borough Council is seeking to appoint two new Assistant Coroners to support the Senior and Area Coroner across the full range of coroner duties in Cheshire.

These are fee paid positions. The daily fee will be up to £425 dependent on duties.  

The number of reported deaths in Cheshire in 2016 was 5564.

Assistant Coroners will be based in the dedicated court and Coroner’s Office in Warrington.  Office hours are 8.30 am-4.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30 am to 4 pm on Friday.

You will be required to demonstrate knowledge and experience of coroner law and 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.  You will work closely with the Senior Coroner and Area Coroner to ensure value for money as well as performance and financial efficiencies.

Successful candidates will be required to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a coroner as defined in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and associated rules and regulations and as further described in various guidance issued by the Chief Coroner.

Successful candidates will be a barrister or a solicitor or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and satisfy the judicial-appointment eligibility condition on a 5 year basis.  They will be under the age of 70 and be subject to the appointment and eligibility conditions within the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (s.23 and Schedule 3).

Once a Coroner is appointed they are a Judicial Office holder until they reach the age of 70 years (compulsory retirement age) unless they chose to resign or are removed by the Lord Chief Justice or Lord Chancellor prior their 70th birthday.  

The Chief Coroner and the Lord Chancellor would expect an assistant coroner to offer a minimum of 15 sitting days each financial year.  However it is recognised that there is a variance of workload in each area.

If you wish to have an informal discussion or arrange a visit, please contact Janice Maher, secretary to Senior Coroner on 01925 443861 or 

Suitably qualified applicants are requested to email their completed application form to:

Closing date: Sunday 1st October 2017 (midnight)
Interview date:  w/c Monday 16th October 2017

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

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Up to £425 per day
Closing Date
Sunday 1st October 2017