Legal Officer – Social Care

Job Ref CCL137

Grade/Salary SCP 23-25, from: £28,226 To: £30,095 per annum

Closing date 10th May 2022

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.

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

We are looking for candidates with a law degree or CILEx qualification, who have the ability to run their own caseload, which would include private law applications, discharge and pre-proceedings matters, including some advocacy.

You will have excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to prioritise your workload and work under pressure. Previous experience of managing a caseload or private law and pre-proceedings matters is desirable.

Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

We welcome applications from the BAME community.

For further information regarding the Legal Officer role, please contact Sharon Hymes – Principal Solicitor on 07734 227372, or email

For an application form and further details contact:

 Cavelle Curran
 01744 671852
 Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP

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