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Coroners Court Officers

Regulatory Services
19004805 Requisition #
| Starting Salary £20,222 per annum | Permanent Full Time, 37 hours per week |

This is your chance to play a key role within the Coroners’ Office for Kent and Medway. You will work under judicial direction to deliver the administrative functions within the Coroners’ Office while managing all aspects of the preparation for inquest hearings in the Coroners’ Court and all enquiries relating to reports of Treasure.

Diligent in your approach with a very high level of accuracy, you will work flexibly and collaboratively with the Coroners, Coroners Investigation Officers, Coroners Administration Officers, Coroners Court Ushers and Coroners Court volunteers to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.

Your ability to multi-task, prioritise and manage competing demands will be matched by your knowledge and experience using, keyboard skills, electronic databases and spreadsheets.

Liaising with bereaved families, jurors and other witnesses to ensure they are fully aware of the process will be a vital part of your role, as will ensuring inquest hearings are legally compliant.

Fully committed to confidentiality, you will bring a proven track record in an administrative role with a strong customer service element or alternatively in a responsible role in a court setting. You will have the communication and negotiation skills and initiative to engage with people suffering emotional distress and facilitate circumstances where cultural or religious observances may be significant.

With two A-levels or equivalent, you will have the ability to develop a sound understanding of relevant legislation, Chief Coroner’s and other official guidance, including Kent County Councils policies.

Please note that the role is primarily office based in Maidstone but you may be required to travel across Kent and Medway to transport court documents and equipment or attend court in a time efficient manner to meet the service needs.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please read the candidate application information before completing the application form. To view the candidate application information, please click here.

To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please click here.

For further information on this role please contact Samantha Coombes on CoronersCourtSupervisor@kent.gov.uk.

Interview date(s): 23rd October 2019 (all day)

Closing date: 21st October 2019 

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