Solicitor/Lawyer Childcare

Salary £43,570 to £48,587 per annum

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Closing date 28th September 2023

About Us
St Helens is recruiting to three 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.

St Helens Borough Council is inviting applications for a full time, permanent childcare solicitor.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding legal team and provide key support to our client department.

The role will cover a wide and varied case load comprising child protection and safeguarding matters, including pre-proceedings, care proceedings, discharge proceedings, deprivation of liberty and general advice.

You will be responsible for managing a caseload of childcare cases and advising on all aspects of law relevant to Child Protection and Safeguarding, including associated advocacy in the Family Court. Advocacy experience is therefore desirable.

We welcome applications from Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives with experience of, or an interest in, advising in relation to children’s safeguarding matters. Whether you are newly qualified or have significant experience of child protection from a career in the public or private sector, we are interested to hear from you.

For further information regarding the Solicitor/Lawyer role please contact Sharon Hymes 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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