Coroners Officer

Join the team supporting London Coroners

Salary: From £27,361 to £30,333 and Inner / Outer London weighting dependent on location (£984 to £2,623) + on-call allowances.

Location: Pan-London – Based at Coroners Courts at the following locations: Barnet, Croydon, Fulham, Poplar, St Pancras, Southwark, Walthamstow and Westminster

Join the team supporting London Coroners

Working for a Coroner is a job that’s different every day. Every case is unique, so as a Coroners Officer, you’ll have a varied workload. There’ll be all kinds of people to deal with, from GPs and local authorities to the bereaved. Whoever you’re talking to, you’ll pride yourself on providing a professional and sensitive service.

Across London, Coroners Offices confirm and certify deaths and carry out inquests if necessary. They may be involved in following up homicides, accidents, deaths in custody and routine medical referrals. Your task will be to support the Coroner in their duties every day, following directions, helping with investigations and managing reported death cases. It’s work that will bring you into contact with the police, the NHS, GPs, HM Prison Service, local authorities and most importantly, bereaved families. You’ll provide information about the coronial process, answer questions and explain statutory requirements. 

Ideally you’ll be educated to GCSE-level (or equivalent), you’ll have some experience in an investigatory role. You’re also highly organised: able to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and manage changing demands. It’s also important that you’re good with people, great in a team and naturally resilient. Approachable, understanding and a problem solver, you’ll give accurate information and diffuse difficult situations. 

In return, you’ll get to be part of an organisation that helps to protect London every day. As you develop, you’ll be eligible to apply for other specialist roles within the Met.  

To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack. Applications will be via a detailed CV and online application form.

Completed applications must be returned by 13th September 2019.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.