Coroners Services Manager

  • Lancashire County Council
  • Full Time
  • Preston
Lancashire County Council

Job Description

| Salary 43,857-47,847 Per annum | Permanent, 37 hours per week | Coroners & Technical Services|

Lancashire County Council is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to join the Coroner's team as our Coroner Services Manager following the retirement of the current postholder. The Coroner Services Manager takes a leading role in ensuring that the Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen Coroner area is recognised regionally and nationally as a cost-effective service whilst also providing an excellent standard of case to all our bereaved families.

About the post:

Coroners are independent judicial officers who are responsible for investigating violent, unnatural or sudden deaths. Their role is to establish who died, how, when and where. Coroners have a duty to investigate the death and, if necessary, hold an inquest. To support this important judicial function Coroners have a team of support staff including Coroners Officers and admin support. We are looking for an individual with extensive leadership experience and a comprehensive understanding of coronial services to provide management and direction to the Coroner's Service support service. You will need to demonstrate a strong track record of experience in a relevant role, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and motivate a team. The team supports the work of a Senior Coroner, two Area Coroners and a number of Assistant Coroners. Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen Coroner's Service is one of the largest jurisdictions in the north west with c4000 referrals a year, c750 of these referrals result in an Inquest.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Strategic and Operational Manager to help shape the future of the Coroner's Service in Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. The Coroner Services Manager will work closely with the Senior Coroner to provide suport to the Coronial team. They will have responsibility for liasing with stakeholders to ensure that the service remains efficient and effective and continues to strive for improvement and to remain at the leading edge within the Coronial setting.

Lancashire County Council is looking for an exceptional candidate with excellent proven leadership, organisational, management and efficiency skills, as well as experience of exercising sound judgement and communicating effectively. In this role, you will work closely with the Senior Coroner to ensure value for money, performance and financial efficiencies. Collaborative working with the Senior Coroner, local authority, the police and other stakeholders is essential.

Your exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are important.

You will lead a team of Administrators based at the Coroner's Office in Fulwood, Preston and a small Technical team based at County Hall, Preston.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an area where the bereaved are at the centre of everything we do.

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on our website here

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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