North Yorkshire County Council
Vacancy for: Assistant Coroner
Directorate: Central Services
Salary Range: Approx. £5000 pa.
Closing Date: 25th August 2014
Interview Date: 30th September 2014
Location: Library Headquarters, Northallerton, DL6 1DF
Approximately 6 weeks coverage for the Senior Coroner at a salary of approximately £5000 p.a. The appointment will be for an initial period of 12 months and thereafter subject to a renewable term of 3 years. Please see Coroner Information Pack for further details about salary and hourly rate.
North Yorkshire County Council, as the relevant local authority for the North Yorkshire Coroner’s service, is seeking to appoint an Assistant Coroner to support the Senior Coroner in the North Yorkshire Western area.
This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring Coroner to gain experience. Those appointed will carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Senior Coroner in his absence.
You will have a sound knowledge of all aspects of the English legal system with particular regard to Coronial law and the laws of evidence, the administration of the legal system and Court or Tribunal procedures. Equally you should have experience of Court or Tribunal proceedings and will demonstrate the ability to handle highly sensitive or emotionally charged situations effectively. Your exceptional communication skills are important. You must have the ability to readily explain legal and medical terms to non-specialists, and you must be competent in dealing with sensitive situations involving relatives, witnesses, the police and the media.
For further information and to apply please click here.