Law Clerk

SCP 07-11/From: £22,369 per annum to £24,054 per annum

Job Reference CLL46

Closing Date 03January 2023

We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as A Law Clerk
Following a Service Review, St Helens is recruiting to several full time, permanent positions within the Legal team. This is an exciting time to join the Council as it pursues its journey of transformation and regeneration of its town centres.

We are a busy, friendly and well supported legal team situated in the Merseyside area with good transport links to surrounding areas. We have embraced new ways of working and the role will predominantly feature hybrid working, offering a supportive environment, and a high level of flexibility, allowing staff to take control of their work/life balance.

We are looking for motivated candidates with excellent IT skills and experience of an office environment, preferably in the legal sector. We are looking for a candidate who will provide support and assistance to the solicitors and legal assistants in the childcare team, for example, preparing court bundles, checking documents and redacting confidential information, requesting third party evidence, liaising with Counsel’s chambers, attending court with Counsel when necessary

Candidates should have the ability to work flexibly, proactively and be able to adapt to new areas. Candidates should have strong organisational skills and the ability to work well as part of a team.

Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information at

For further information regarding the social care roles, please contact Sharon Hymes – Principal Solicitor on 07734 227372, or email

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here

St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.

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