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Coroner's Service Manager OCC253616

Job details


Salary range: £42,821 - £45,859 per annum

Work location: Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford (you will be required to work from this location and in an agile manner)

Hours per week: 37 - We are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 18th October 2021

Interview Date: Provisionally Wednesday 10th November 2021  



Why Oxfordshire?


Oxfordshire has a wonderful balance between beautiful Cotswold countryside, quaint villages and towns against the urban dynamic of the world-renowned university in the City of Oxford and surrounding market towns.


It is a thriving county with one of the fastest growing economies in the country with a rapidly growing science sector in and around the county and is the base for many national and internationally recognised companies and organisations.


Oxford has good transport links to London and the rest of the country. 



About the role


In the role, you will effectively lead and provide a high quality and cost-effective Coroner’s Service for the local community in line with the latest legislation and guidance. You will lead, develop, and champion the provision of Coroner’s services within the county ensuring that appointments for key life events are available. 


You will lead a team of over 10 people in multiple roles and will be responsible for ensuring they reach their full potential and work to the highest possible standard.


It is a role where you can demonstrate your commitment and motivation to improve the customer experience and where you and the team can really make a difference in the pivotal moments of people’s lives.



About you


To be successful in this role, you will have extensive knowledge of the Coroner’s service and associated legislations with the drive and ambition to continually improve the service overall.


You will need to demonstrate your experience of working at a strategic level and in partnership with internal and external stakeholders. We need someone who is passionate about service delivery to lead the Coroner’s Service. Someone who has excellent leadership and management skills with experience of leading a team with diverse roles in a demanding area.  You must be able to work with our communities and partners to ensure we provide a personal and sensitive service helping them to navigate a key life event. We are looking for an individual that with their wealth of knowledge, can bring visionary ideas about the ways in which our Coroner’s Service can effectively be developed.


It is a great opportunity for the successful applicant to lead a key service within the County Council and be part of a new Cultural Services management team.



Rewards and benefits


Working in local government is interesting, innovative and challenging. The commitment of our teams to public service is key to our delivery of all services including infrastructure.


Oxfordshire has invested time and resource to create an environment where people

develop professionally and personally. Oxfordshire offers a generous and family friendly rewards to benefit life both at work and at home.


Rewards package:


  • 29 - 32 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements where applicable
  • Excellent Pension Scheme contributing up to 19.9%
  • Relocation expenses of up to £8,000 for eligible new starters
  • Staff Discount Schemes
  • Family Friendly Schemes
  • Health and wellbeing activities
  • Discounts on rail and bus travel


Training & Development:


We’re proud of our strong learning and knowledge-sharing culture here. You can look forward to:


  • Our online skills and knowledge platform dedicated to your continuing professional development
  • Coaching, workshops, mentoring, shadowing and support from social groups
  • A tailored induction



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria


To arrange an informal discussion about the role please email Mark Haynes, Director Customer and Culture on Mark.Haynes@Oxfordshire.gov.uk



Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form.




This is a joint role which encompasses duties and responsibilities across both Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell District Council.


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 


All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.


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