The Berkshire Coroner's Service is looking to recruit a permanent Coroner's Officer and a Coroner’s Officer for maternity cover to provide and administer a full support and investigative service to HM Coroner for Berkshire in respect of sudden, violent and unnatural deaths and treasure finds.
About the Role
This is a customer facing role dealing with members of the public at emotional times of their lives. You will liaise with appropriate agencies and families to establish cause of death and to ensure all necessary documentation is prepared. You will provide administrative support to the office and arrange and attend inquests.
The successful applicant will preferably have experience of working in, or directly with a Coroners’ Office. This will ideally include a good understanding of the law, experience of investigating sudden deaths, as well as dealing with bereaved families and attending post mortem examinations if required. You must have excellent communication skills, confidence to take the initiative and the ability to deal with a wide range of people and complex issues.
Previous knowledge of Police procedures, investigation and knowledge of medical terminology will be an advantage, however applications will be considered from those with similar skills or aptitude.
These posts will be based at the Town Hall, Reading, however you may be required to travel to various locations within Berkshire. Flexibility over working hours and willingness to participate in an out of hours Call Out rota will be required.
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you'll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- 24 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 32 after service)
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loans
- A range of local discounts
If you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact Charlotte Baron, Senior Coroner’s Officer, on 0118 937 2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org