The Judicial Service Commission of the British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos Islands invites applications for the position of: Coroner
- Investigating all deaths within the Turks and Caicos Islands or of persons connected with the TCI where the cause is unknown, where there is reason to think the death may not be due to natural causes, where the deceased died in state detention, or which need an inquiry for some other reason.
- Ordering and reviewing post-mortem examinations as necessary.
- Conducting Coroner’s Inquests and summoning juries for these inquests if necessary
- Liaising with the Director of Public Prosecutions, Prosecutors, Police, Medical Practitioners and any other person required to perform an inquest.
- Issuing warrants of arrest of persons charged in inquisition with murder or manslaughter.
- Ordering the exhumation or removal of dead bodies as required.
- Conducting Treasure Trove inquests as required.
- Preparing reports to help prevent future deaths for the attention of organisations involved in the death for them to take action on.
- Performing all functions of a Coroner as prescribed by the Coroner’s Ordinance Cap 2:05 and/or other laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
- Adhering to all relevant rules and regulations.
- Providing monthly reports to the Chief Justice.
- Performing other related tasks as assigned by the Chief Justice.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Candidates for this position must be:
- a Barrister or Solicitor of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland or of some other part of the Commonwealth;
- a member of the Faculty of Advocates or a Writer to the Signet of Scotland; or
- an Attorney of the Supreme Court of the Turks and Caicos Islands admitted under the Legal Profession Ordinance,
- and of at least seven years standing as such.
The candidate must also:
- demonstrate fairness in all cases and deal tactfully and courteously with all participants, as well as with the public;
- be impartial and independent of all outside influences and must conduct himself/herself at all times in a way that is consistent with the dignity of judicial office;
- be a person of maturity and sound judgment, possessing strong communication and listening skills and expertise in time management, and
- preferably have prior experience in the United Kingdom or another Commonwealth jurisdiction, investigating deaths where the cause is unknown; where there is reason to think that the death may not be due to natural causes, or where the circumstances of the death may require an inquiry for some other reason.
Salary Grade 9.1 $63,793 per annum (tax free)
Professional Allowance $6,000 per annum
Telephone Allowance $1,800 per annum
Transportation Allowance $2,760 per annum
Housing Allowance $20,250.00 per annum
A three (3) year contract extendable by mutual agreement.
Applicants must submit:
- A completed application form.
- A resume with current contact information.
- An accompanying Cover Letter.
- Two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer).
- Copies of educational certificates.
- A copy of the Passport photo page.
Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate.
Note that the referees may be contacted as necessary.
Submit application by email to Lavern Skippings Reynolds at [email protected]
Or by courier to:
Lavern Skippings Reynolds
Secretary, Judicial Service Commission
Waterloo, Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands
An email application must have the subject line: CORONER APPLICATION.
If sent by courier, the envelope should have the subject ‘CORONER APPLICATION’ clearly marked on the front.
Applications without supporting documents will not be processed.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.