Solicitor / Lawyer – Contracts


Job Title: Solicitor / Lawyer – Contracts
Job reference: CCL44
Department: Corporate Services Directorate
Grade: Scp 39-42
Pay: From: £47,420 per annum (pro rata) To: £50,512 per annum (pro rata)
Hours: 22.20 hours per week
Closing date: 24 March 2024

Job Description

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 are finalists in the both the Local Government Chronical “Team of the Year 2024” awards and the LexisNexis “Customer Focus Award 2024”.

We 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.

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.

We invite applications from a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of CILEx, with experience of advising in relation to contract law. 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.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills as well as having a real impact on the residents in the borough.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here St Helens Jobs Online (
For further information please contact David Cogan – Principal Solicitor at

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.

Thank you for your interest in working for us.

If you are experiencing issues with applying online, you can contact a member of the team at and a form will be sent to you to complete.

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. This means that the Council guarantees an interview to disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the job, as detailed on the Person Specification, and will, for qualifying disabled candidates, make reasonable adjustments within the interview/selection process.

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.

To apply please visit St Helens Jobs Online (