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Coroner's Support Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/134545/27234
  • Published: Fri 16/09/2022, 14:25 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £26,080 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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Coroner's Support Officer

The starting salary for this position is £26,080 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

Could you help support the Senior Coroner deliver their judicial duties in a role where no two days are the same? We are seeking to recruit Coroner’s Support Officers into this fast paced and diverse role.

As a Coroner’s Support Officer you will play a key role in delivering the effective running of the Coroner’s Court as well as supporting Coroner’s Officers in obtaining information critical to the cases they are managing.

Your excellent customer service and communication skills will tie in with your ability to relate to people from backgrounds reflecting the diversity of the people who live and work in Surrey. 

We are looking for people who can make a difference to the lives of people who have lost family members, loved ones or friends. This role requires the ability to deliver legal duties compassionately, whilst being personally emotionally resilient when dealing with what may be difficult or traumatic situations.

We believe this is a hugely rewarding role that is of benefit to the residents of Surrey.

We are looking for people with:

  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow defined processes in a timely manner whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy
  • Experience of providing high levels of customer care and professionalism to members of the public
  • The ability to prioritise work effectively and work independently to meet deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills

This role requires close working with hospital mortuaries and funeral directors, often attending mortuaries on behalf of the Coroner, ensuring the accurate identification of the deceased and that they are treated with dignity and respect. This may require the person working from locations other than the Coroner’s Court in Woking, including the SCC Body Storage Facility.

Experience gained in the role, from working in an active Court, gathering critical information and dealing with the deceased, will be invaluable for progressing in a career in the Coroner’s Service.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 9th October 2022 with interviews to follow.

This role requires applicants to travel around the county as required.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Katy Wood - Coroner’s Service Team Leader by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.