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Job Title Senior Solicitor Regeneration & Projects
Job reference CCL98
Department Corporate Services Directorate
Grade Scp 43-45
Pay From: £51,515 per annum (with potential for the application of a market supplement for exceptional candidates) To: £53,633 per annum (with potential for the application of a market supplement for exceptional candidates)
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 01 April 2024
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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.

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.

Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

For further information regarding the Senior Solicitor – Regeneration and Projects role please contact David Cogan – Principal Solicitor at
If you experience difficulty completing the application form online please 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.
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Person Specification Senior Solicitor Regeneration & Projects CCL98.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Job Description Senior Solicitor Regeneration and Projects CCL98 .pdf
Application Form.pdf
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