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Claims & Inquests Officer

Job Reference: 358-1833393-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Claims And Litigation, Belgrave House,
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£30,401-£37,267pa - pro r

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and we are seeking a confident, enthusiastic and motivated individual, based at Belgrave House on the Leicester General Hospital site.

This is an extremely demanding but diverse and interesting role. As a Claims and Inquest Officer, you will be responsible for managing a caseload of claims and inquests in accordance with national and local policies and procedures. You will be required to work to tight deadlines. You will liaise with individuals at all levels, including senior staff, solicitors, NHS Resolution, HM Coroner, the Police and members of the public.

You will have a detailed understanding of civil law procedures and the principles of negligence. You will be able to work in a high-pressure environment and will have excellent communication skills. You will also have highly developed interpersonal skills, the capacity to deal with highly sensitive situations and the ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues across the Trust and with external agencies.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact Steve Murray, Assistant Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs, on 0116 258 8585.

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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