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Coroners Officer

Posted 6 March by Reed Featured Ended
We are currently working with a public sector client based in Wakefield City Centre who are looking for a Coronoers Officer to work in their office on a long term temporary contract.

The position is Full time Monday to Friday 37 hours per week. 

Overall purpose of role

To deliver an effective and efficient Coronial service and in doing so, to provide an essential liaison between HM Coroner, relatives of the deceased and other agencies involved in dealing with sudden, violent or unnatural deaths.

Key repsonbsibilites  
- Receive, record and process reports of deaths after assessing and ensuring that they fall within the jurisdiction of HM Coroner and complete organ donation requests. At the request of the Duty SIO, and in conjunction with internal and external customers, attend the scene of death to investigate the circumstances, arrange identification of the deceased and maintain continuity throughout the investigation.
- Organise post mortems, make requests for toxicology, human tissue retention and disposal, and transfer of the deceased in a timely manner to prevent delays to enquiries and funeral procedures. At the request of the Duty SIO, attend post mortems in person to enable a full briefing to HM Coroner on the circumstances.
- Initiate contact with the next of kin, relevant medical practitioners and other agencies/organisations in order to provide a full and comprehensive summary of each death to enable HM Coroner to discharge their duties. Obtain statements and relevant documentation from witnesses, relatives and other interested parties in order to prepare and present reports for Coronial procedures, identifying and resolving, where possible, any discrepancies, ensuring accuracy in documentation
- When there are no alternative arrangements, supervise all aspects of Coroner’s Court; including dealing with witnesses, jurors and relatives to ensure it runs efficiently and effectively; the aim being to ensure that Coronial Court procedures are met.
- As directed by the Senior Coroner’s Officer, deliver training and awareness in relation to the core functions of the Coroner’s Service with internal and external partners. As directed by the Senior Coroner’s Officer, attend training, which includes that provided by the Chief Coroner.
- Assist/prepare in the timely completion of case files for Inquests held by HM Coroner, where appropriate attending Court in your professional capacity as a Coroner’s Officer.
- Ensure IT systems are updated and maintained in a timely manner, in order to maintain an auditable record of all activity relating to all reports of deaths, that fall within the jurisdiction of HM Coroner.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34619182

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