Inquest Assistant



Closing Date:

02 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: PO2 (£39,951 – £42,840)
Work Location: Barnet Coroner’s Court, 29 Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BE

Hours per week: 36 per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2024, at 23:59

About Barnet’s Coroners Court

Coroners investigate certain deaths which are deemed to be unnatural, violent, or where the cause is unknown in their district. The Barnet Coroner’s Court 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

As a Coroner’s Court Inquest Assistant, you will be entrusted with high-level administrative responsibilities, crucial for the seamless operation of the Coroner’s Court. Your role will involve meticulous management and progression of inquest case files, including complex cases, ensuring all necessary documentation and evidence are prepared for Pre-Inquest Review Hearings (PIRH) and inquests. You will also be expected to respond to and implement judicial directions from HM Coroner and Assistant Coroners.
The working hours are 8.30am-4.30pm.

About the team

You will join a dedicated team that values professional growth and collaborative effort. The team is committed to supporting each other and maintaining the highest standards of service in the challenging and sensitive environment of the Coroner’s Court.

About you

You possess a robust understanding of the laws, policies, and procedures relevant to coronial jurisdiction and the Coroner’s service. Your exceptional administrative and communication skills enable you to handle tasks with precision and care. You are comfortable using IT systems and software, and you approach your work with professionalism, especially when dealing with sensitive or confidential information. Your ability to work under pressure, use initiative, and interact empathically with bereaved families sets you apart. Flexibility in your working hours and a proven background in case management are essential to excel in this role.

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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