Legal Assistant (Fixed Term for 23 months)

Fixed Term for 23 months

SCP 12 -17/ From: £24,496 to £26,845 per annum

Job Reference CCL93

Closing Date 03 January 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 Legal Assistant Fixed Term for 23 months

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.

This is fixed term role of 23 months. We are looking for someone who to play a key role in supporting and assisting the solicitors across the full range of children’s social care matter. You will have responsibility for case progression, bundle preparation, preparing legal documents and providing support to our client departments as required. You will be required to attend court with Counsel when required and take accurate notes of evidence/Judgments.

We are looking for flexible and adaptable individuals, ideally with some legal knowledge and experience. You will be highly motivated, with good communication and organisational skills. You will have the ability to manage your own case load and work to strict deadlines.

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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