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Reference: 86695

Date Added: 15 November 2022
Closing Date: 28 November 2022

Job Title: Caseworker

Working For: INQUEST Charitable Trust

Location: London

Salary: Greater London

Length of Contract: 1 year initially

Job Details


Founded in 1981, INQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians.

Our specialist casework includes deaths in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths involving multi-agency failings or where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question, such as with Hillsborough and Grenfell.

INQUEST has a collaborative and integrated model of working, with opportunities for staff to engage in a range of work. We are a small organisation with a fast paced and engaging working environment. You can find more information on our website, particularly on our About Us, Campaigns, and Media Release webpages.


The Casework Team provide specialist casework advice and support to bereaved families and individuals following a contentious death in statutory settings or through multi agency failings requiring an inquest and investigation. You will be working alongside an experienced Casework Team, overseen by the Head of Casework. You will have regular contact with the Family Participation Officer and with the Policy and Communications team.

The purpose of the role is to provide specialist advice to bereaved families facing an investigation and inquest process into a state related death; secure legal representation for families through the INQUEST Lawyers Group; liaise with external organisations, including lawyers, coroners and public bodies such as the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman and the Independent Office for Police Conduct, work alongside the Communications Team on media engagement; and identify key cases and issues arising as part of INQUEST’s policy and campaigns work.

The successful candidate will have experience of casework and advice provision, preferably in inquest law and related investigations. They will be expected to identify themes and trends arising from cases and contribute to the organisations strategic work. 

They will possess outstanding communication and organisation skills, will enjoy working in a very fast paced environment, and will adhere to INQUEST’s values and commitment to social justice, as well as our commitment to tackling racism and discrimination.

Closing Date: 28 November 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Closing date: Monday 28 November, 1pm

Shortlisting: By 30 November, 7pm

Interviews: Monday 5 December (preferably in person)

Important: Candidates successful at first stage interviews will be expected to undertake a psychometric test. There may also be a second interview process if necessary.

Application Details

Please download an application form from our website: www.inquest.org.uk/work-for-us 

Once completed, please send the application to: recruitment@inquest.org.uk . Include the role title in the subject title of the email.

Should you have any questions about the role, please email recruitment@inquest.org.uk .

Website: https://www.inquest.org.uk/

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