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ROLE: Interim Caseworker

Reporting to: Operations Director, day to day supervision by Caseworker 

Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 pro rata, depending on experience. (We are also open to negotiating a freelance daily rate)

Location: INQUEST Office, Finsbury Park

Hours: 21 to 35 hours per week (flexible work pattern to be negotiated)

Length of Contract: Initially 2 to 3 months, immediate start.

The Purpose of the Role 

The Casework Team provides 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. The team is made up of 5 Caseworkers, the Grenfell Project Coordinator, and 2 Casework Assistants.

Due to current capacity issues, we are seeking to recruit an interim Caseworker. The successful applicant will be able to start as soon as possible and be with us for at least 2 or 3 months.  The main role will be to: provide specialist initial advice to a bereaved family facing an investigation and inquest process into a contentious death; secure legal representation for families through the INQUEST Lawyers Group; liaise with external organisations, including lawyers, coroners and public bodies such as the PPO and the IOPC; and identify INQUEST strategic cases and refer them back to Senior Caseworkers.

The successful candidate will have experience of advice provision relating to inquests and related investigations, possess outstanding communication and organisational skills and will enjoy working in a very fast paced environment. S/he will adhere to INQUEST’s values, not least equality and diversity and our commitment to tackle racism and discrimination.


Please read the full job description, and send your CV and a covering letter outlining the skills, experience and personal qualities which make you suitable for the post.

Please send the documents to Arnaud Vervoitte, INQUEST Operations Director, at [email protected], writing ‘Recruitment’ in the email subject title. Please make sure you indicate in your email or the statement how long you are available for, when you can start, and the number of days/hours you are available per week. Should you have any questions about the post, please email them to the above email address.

Full Job Description

Closing date: Friday 24 August, 1pm

Start: Immediate