Coroner's Officer South Tyneside - JRN 10369

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
South Tyneside
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£26,796 to £29,331
Closing Date


Based at: South Tyneside Coroners Office

Benefits: On Call payment on completion of training period



A Coroners Officer operates on behalf of HM Coroner and initiates and conducts enquiries into unnatural, violent, and unexplained deaths including those in state detention.


You will prepare documentation, take statements, attend post-mortem examinations, record, and deal with medical samples in accordance with the Human Tissue Act 2004 and take part in inquests.


As part of this role, you will arrange inquests, liaise with bereaved relatives, witnesses, doctors, Pathologists, Solicitors, and other organisations. It is essential that you maintain high professional standards and can deal sensitively with bereaved persons.


Candidates must possess the following qualities: –

·    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·    Methodical approach and with a high attention to detail due to legal requirements.

·    Effective organisational, administrative, and problem-solving skills.

·    IT skills sufficient to be able to cope with role which relies heavily on using multiple systems.

·    Ability to work unsupervised but also be an effective member of a close-knit team.

·    The ability to manage a demanding workload.

·    Personal resilience to cope with the challenging nature of daily work.


An awareness/knowledge of medical and legal practices or previous experience of working within the coroners service would also be valuable in this role.

Please note on-call arrangements are in place for this role with appropriate remuneration. 

The ability to travel throughout the Force area is essential. 


For further information please see the role profile: Coroner’s Officer.pdf 


Vetting level:  Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed. 

A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information, and references. 


If you have any queries with regard to the application process, please contact the Talent Team using the following email address


Vacancy Contact:

To discuss the position in more detail please contact: Detective Inspector Chris Deavin


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for an internal vacancy.


Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities, and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.