Vacancy for a Deputy Personal Assistant to HM Senior Coroner, working in a small team providing PA support and legal, secretarial and administrative assistance to the Coroner, together with support for inquest procedures
Contract: Permanent, 37 hours per week (would also consider job-share), Scale 4 - £19,554 to £21,166 (pro rata if job-share or part-time)
Interview date: 4 December
For an informal discussion, please contact Linda Porter, Senior PA to HM Coroner on 01273 292046.
About the role
We have a vacancy for an experienced Personal Assistant at the Coroner’s Office. The Senior Coroner is an independent judicial officer who investigates and records deaths which are reported to her. Reporting to HM Coroner’s Senior Personal Assistant, the role will involve working closely with Coroner’s Officers and Assistant Coroners. In Brighton & Hove there is a dedicated Coroner’s Court based at Woodvale Cemetery in Lewes Road, and the Coroner’s Office is also located here.
As a Deputy Personal Assistant to HM Senior Coroner, you will work as part of a small team to provide legal secretarial and administrative assistance to the Coroner and in line with inquest procedures. You will have excellent organisational, typing and audio-typing skills, as you will be required to type confidential and general correspondence, reports, forms and medico-legal documents to a high level of accuracy and within agreed timescales.
You will communicate effectively at all levels, with both internal and external contacts; and understand how to deal sensitively with distressed people while fulfilling the requirements of the role.
A medical or legal background would be an advantage, as would some knowledge of basic coronial law and procedures, but is not essential.