Salary: £17,681 - £ 18,672 per annum, pro rata
Hours: As Required
Closing Date: 16th September 2018
Interview Date: 17th October 2018
More about the role:
The Coroner Service for Bedfordshire and Luton is led by Central Bedfordshire Council and also covers Bedford and Luton Borough Councils. This post provides the Senior/Assistant Coroner with support during inquests and assists those attending, including families of the bereaved, with procedural information as and when required. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver outcomes that make a tangible difference to people’s lives
As a Coroner’s Court Officer, you will primarily be responsible for providing support to the Senior/Assistant Coroner in the courtroom. This will include recording proceedings, swearing in witnesses and juries and maintaining evidence. You will also be required to read statements in court from witnesses whose attendance is not required. You will assist those attending court and deal with all inquiries from families, lawyers, witnesses, the press and members of the public and advise counsel, solicitors, agencies and the public of the status of inquests. You will provide procedural information and guidance, answer inquiries etc to properly interested persons and the families of the bereaved.
Recent experience of working with members of the general public is essential. Previous experience of working in the Coroner Service is desirable but not essential as the postholder will be required to undertake appropriate training to reach the necessary level of professional competence. You will have a good standard of English and Maths; GCSE Grades A-C or equivalent qualification is desirable. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate a high standard of customer care.
Join us, and find your greatness by helping us to deliver an important public-facing role and be instrumental in ensuring our customers receive an excellent high-quality service at a difficult time in their lives.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jackie Neville at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0300 300 6214 until 7th September 2018. Thereafter until closing please contact Sarah Millett at email@example.com or on 0300 300 6558
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
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