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Legal Officer
  • Employer: St Helens Metropolitan Council
  • Reference: CCL137T
  • Published: Wed 17/08/2022, 13:38 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/09/2022, 23:58 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,226 - £30,095 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

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Legal Officer

About Us

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a key role in supporting our client department.

We are looking for candidates, ideally with a law degree or CILEx qualification, who have the ability to run their own caseload. This would include primarily dealing with discharge of care order applications.

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who are keen to undertake the associated advocacy, for which full support and training will be provided if necessary.

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 and /or dealing with discharge applications 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 this role please contact Sharon Hymes – Principal Solicitor on 07734 227372, or email

For an application form and further details please visit or contact Cavelle Curran on 01744 671852, Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP or email