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Contract: Permanent

About us:

Hertfordshire County Council is a leading local authority with a highly regarded Coroner service. This is your chance to be part of a busy team that is flexible, responds quickly to change and is never complacent.

The Hertfordshire Coroner Service operates from The Old Courthouse, Hatfield. Last year the service dealt with 3,000 reported deaths with approximately 400 of these deaths requiring an Inquest.

About you:
*Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills.
*Be able to work as part of a team.
*Must have analytical and investigative skills.
*Planning and organising skills.
*Excellent IT skills and administration experience.

Responsibilities also include:
*To receive information of sudden, violent, suspicious or unnatural deaths for which no death certificate has been issued. Assess, analyse and make recommendations to the Coroner as to the appropriate action, in accordance with the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.
*Establish contact with relatives of the deceased and their representatives and keep them informed of procedures and progress.
*To investigate causes of death by obtaining written statements and collating and assembling evidence from Police Officers, Medics, Health and Safety Inspectors and other authorities.
*Arrange for removal of the body by following the Coroners’ procedure.
*Arrange for identification of the deceased and ensure that the property of the deceased is dealt with.
*To arrange Post Mortems as required and ensure that the body is released to the appropriate party as soon as possible.
*Be prepared to attend post mortems when required.
*To work with the Support Officers to ensure inquests are organized.
*To attend the scene of major incidents / multiple fatalities to represent HM Coroner.
*To ensure that deaths involving UK citizens abroad are investigated correctly when the body arrives within the Coroner’s jurisdiction.
*To arrange for deaths involving the transport of bodies from England and Wales to be dealt with as efficiently as possible.
*To present training sessions on the work of the Coroner Service to Probationer Police Officers, Health Service workers and other organisations including ‘Cruise Bereavement Care’.
*To monitor the compliance of contractors to the Mortuary Services and Body Removal contracts.
*To fully contribute to the Quality Management System and the continual improvement of service delivery.

Benefits:
*Flexible working arrangements
*Excellent Career Development
*Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
*Discounts on everyday shopping/holidays/entertainment/leisure along with cashback with our Herts Rewards Scheme
*Support Groups
*Occupational maternity / paternity and adoption pay
*Excellent Wellbeing schemes

If you think you have what is required and you are ready for a challenging yet very rewarding role then please apply now to find out more.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Richard Doggett on 01707 292788.

Closing date: Sunday 12th August 2018

Interview date: w/c 10th September 2018

Additional Information

Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information click here

Application Information

To apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen.

As part of the application you will be prompted to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the PERSON SPECIFICATION area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application may be rejected.

For Candidate Guidance on How to Apply: Click Here

PLEASE NOTE : All questions marked with a * are mandatory question and must be answered – you will not be able to submit your application until all mandatory questions have been answered.

English Fluency:
Please Note:
The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

(Driving roles information)

PLEASE NOTE: AS PART OF THIS ROLE YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO TRAVEL TO VISIT OTHER SITES. YOU WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND MEETINGS AT OTHER SITES OTHER THAN YOUR OWN WORK BASE. IN LIGHT OF THIS, REGULAR ACCESS TO A CAR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ROLE.

Employee DiscountAdoption Assistance
Maternity & Paternity LeavePension Plan
Reduced or Flexible Hours

Hertfordshire County Council

Type

Government

Size

Large

Location

Hertford, England (UK)

Industry

Government/Civil Service/Military

Founded

1889

CEO

John Wood

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