Decision details

Coroner Service Budget

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek Cabinet Member approval to increase the service budget to cover the cost of salaries.


That the Cabinet Member:


a) Authorises that the salary level for the posts of Senior and Area Coroner are set at the following level, which represents 99% of the total maximum salary set by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Coroners:


           Senior Coroner - £138,028

           Area Coroner - £106,176


b) Authorises that the new salary levels shall apply from the point that the existing Senior Coroner leaves his position; and


c) Agrees that the future increases agreed by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Coroners will continue to be applied to these agreed salary points.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure that Coroners working in Derby and Derbyshire are renumerated at an appropriate level.


To ensure that the salary is set at an appropriate level to attract a good pool of candidates to the position of Senior Coroner.

Alternative options considered:

An alternative salary could be proposed - this is not recommended as the proposal set out has been evidence based.

Publication date: 26/05/2023

Date of decision: 17/05/2023

Effective from: 27/05/2023

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