Senior Solicitor x2 posts

Senior Solicitor Regeneration & Projects also Senior Solicitor Licensing & Litigation

Salary £49,590 to £51,629 per annum

Job Ref CCL98

Closing date 28th September 2023

About Us
St Helens is recruiting to two 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 are Lexcel accredited and have embraced new ways of working giving flexibility for all our team members to work in a hybrid way, allowing staff to take control of their work/life balance. Excellent employee benefits are available including access to the Local Government Pension scheme and to a fully insured hybrid/electric car through the Council’s car leasing/salary sacrifice scheme.

Senior Solicitor – Regeneration and Projects
There has never been a more interesting and exciting time to join St Helens Borough Council in our newly created role of Senior Solicitor – Regeneration and Projects.
In St Helens we are proud of our Borough, linking both industry and innovation to a strong local heritage sitting in an area of rolling countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

As part of our transformation journey the Council has made a significant commitment to the delivery of the Borough’s ambitious growth plans in order to accelerate delivery of the priority place-based growth projects, with a focus on securing shared prosperity outcomes, environmental enhancements and tackling the boroughs existing inequalities.
Reporting into the Principal Solicitor – Planning and Regeneration, you will be part of a friendly and collegiate in-house team and will be involved with exciting regeneration and project work including public/private partnership arrangements, development agreements, commercial property matters, including high value and high profile transactions and will offer legal support to help ensure the successful delivery of our Levelling Up and Town Deal initiatives.

A key focus will be to ensure the delivery of constructive and timely legal and constitutional advice and assistance to Council, Committees, Elected Members and senior management across the organisation.

Whilst previous local government experience is desirable, it is not essential as training, support and mentoring will be offered as part of your continuous professional development.

For further information regarding the Senior Solicitor – Regeneration and Projects role please contact David Cogan – Principal Solicitor at

Senior Solicitor – Litigation and Licensing
The exciting role will cover a wide and varied case load, for example licensing (both taxis and Licensing Act 2003), employment, civil and/or criminal litigation, in addition to providing management support to the Corporate Legal Team.

You will be responsible for advising on aspects of law relevant to licensing, employment and/or litigation, including working closely with Senior Officers and advising Elected Members of the Licensing Committee and Licensing Sub-Committee.

We welcome applications from Solicitors, Barristers and Chartered Legal Executives with experience of advising client departments and Elected Members in relation to at least one of the following areas – licensing, employment and/or litigation.

For further information regarding the Senior Solicitor – Litigation and Licensing role please contact Lauren Lourens at


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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