Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Coroners Officer - Police

Service Care Solutions are looking for a Regional Coroners Officer to work on a full-time contract with a local Police Force in Bradford.


Job purpose:


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.


Responsibilities:



  • Lead by example and behave in line with the Police Code of Ethics ensuring that the force values and behavioural expectations are clearly understood and considered by managers, officers and staff in their decision making and actions; reinforcing and influencing them through all interactions and processes.


  • 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 Coronialprocedures, 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.



  • Experience:



    • Has experience of working successfully in an environment requiring sensitivity, tact and diplomacy
      · Has a basic knowledge of and is able to use computer packages such as Microsoft Office
      · Can demonstrate experience in the preparation of detailed files or reports
      · Has experience of obtaining and recording information from members of the public
      · Previous experience of working in a public service environment
      · Can demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of the Office of HM Coroner, its jurisdiction, relevant aspects of the Human Tissue Act and the Human Rights Act
      · Has a full current UK/European Driving Licence
      · Available for 24 hour call out rota
      · Emotional resilience to deal with grieving relatives


    If this is something you could be interested in, please just call Martin Cookson on 01772 208962.