Court and Inquest Manager



Closing Date:

03 Mar 2024

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: PO4 (£46,041 – £49,083)
Work Location: Barnet Coroner’s Court, 29 Wood Street, Barnet, EN5 4BE
Hours per week: 36 per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday, 3rd March 2024 at 23:59

About Barnet Coroner’s Court

Coroners investigate certain deaths which are deemed to be unnatural, violent, or where the cause is unknown in their district. The North London Coroner’s Service serves the five boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Enfield, Haringey and Harrow, and Haringey Council is the lead authority and responsible for providing resources and staffing to support the Coroners and running of the court.

About the role

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the public sector? Do you have experience in managing staff and overseeing complex processes? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for the role of Court and Inquest Manager for North London Coroner’s Service.

The role is responsible for leading the team of administrative and operational staff, who support the coroners to investigate deaths and conduct inquests into deaths that are violent, unnatural, sudden, or of unknown cause. The role requires as strong leadership, problem-solving and decision-making skills. It is also a hands-on role to make sure that the inquest evidence gathering process is carried out efficiently, sensitively, and in accordance with the law and following the coroner’s directions every step of the way. You will work closely with bereaved families, witnesses, lawyers, police, and health professionals and provide support and guidance to bereaved families and relatives. If you’re ready to make a difference with care, compassion, understanding and precision, then join us as our Court and Inquest Manager.

About you

Succeeding in this position calls for great communication, organisational, and problem-solving skills. A solid grasp of the casefile progression is key as is the ability to handle pressure with ease and tackle challenging situations with tact and empathy. This post is being advertised as part of a restructure of the admin and support function and previous experience of managing change is essential.  Take your career to new heights by bringing your refined skills and expertise to this challenging yet rewarding opportunity. 

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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