Coroner's Officer

Police
Contract
London
London
£17.67 - £21.93 per hour
United Kingdom

Servoca Resourcing Solutions are in search of x4 Coroner's Officer to work for Metropolitan Police on a temporary contract basis.

Role Overview:

- To case manage death reports made to the coroner and coroner's investigations and inquests.

- To implement the statutory duties of the coroner on his or her behalf

Key Responsibilities - Please note this list is not exhaustive and these may vary slightly in different jurisdictions:

  • To receive death reports and as directed make further enquiries
  • To present to the coroner the information on cases for decisions on management
  • To inform interested persons of their rights and roles and liaise as directed
  • To secure disclosure and to disclose statements and reports as directed
  • To support the coroner in ordering autopsies, issuing Forms A and B to the Registrar of Deaths and liaising over release of bodies to funeral directors.
  • To alert coroners where reviews or coronial decisions are needed
  • To prepare cases for inquest (these may be paper case files or electronic or both)
  • To engage in correspondence as directed
  • To meet bereaved families and interested persons where necessary
  • To usher and support the coroner in court from time to time
  • To liaise with organisations conducting other investigations or assisting the coroner
  • To liaise with other jurisdictions and facilitate transfers of investigations
  • To assist in the provision of information on cases for the manager, the coroner and in reporting to the Ministry of Justice and Chief Coroner
  • Where appropriate to follow jurisdictional policies
  • To work as a team and attend meetings to support effective service delivery
  • To contribute to service development
  • Any other duties of a similar nature which may arise from time to time.

Essential/Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge and understanding of delivering public services in a busy, public facing environment in a caring and empathetic manner- Essential
  • Knowledge of at least one process of death investigation, either police, hospital or coroner - Essential
  • Knowledge of Coroners & Justice Act - Desirable
  • Proven and relevant experience gained in an investigatory role - Essential
  • Experience of handling and communicating with bereaved people - Desirable
  • Experience of working in a legal or police or health or regulatory environment - Essential
  • Experience of using the full range of Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint - Essential
  • Experience of communicating effectively with vulnerable customers and at all levels of the organisation and in all formats - Essential
  • Planning and prioritising own workloads to achieve tasks within a tight deadline, and pressurised environment, including problem solving and working independently - Essential
  • Experience of responding to verbal or written correspondence where English may not be a first language - Essential

Pay Rate: £17.67 per hour PAYE/£21.93 per hour UMBRELLA

Location: Pan-London: Coroners Courts are located in Barnet, Croydon, Fulham, Southwark, Westminster, Walthamstow and St Pancras & Poplar (Job Holder may be required to work at alternative Coronial Jurisdictions to cover staff shortage if necessary.)

Contract Length: 12 months initially

If you are interested in the role please send through an updated CV to srs@servoca.com or click below to apply.

Servoca Resourcing Solutions is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. We are an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and specialise in police recruitment skills related roles

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