Thank you for your interest in joining us here at St Helens Council.
Our Council serves two proud towns – St Helens and Newton-le-Willows – and historic communities including Haydock, Rainford, Sutton and Rainhill. We are privileged to serve our residents and we want people to be at the heart of everything we do.
Like all local authorities, particularly here in the North of England, we face challenges. In recent years we have had to respond and adapt as central government funding has been significantly cut, and we are on an important journey to improve Children’s Services.
But we have huge potential, and there are many benefits to working with us here in St Helens.
You will be working with high quality, loyal and dedicated staff; we have energetic and fresh political leadership which is determined to get things done; as a place, we are well positioned geographically between Liverpool and Manchester; we have an innovative and unique health and social care partnership – St Helens Cares; we have exciting opportunities for regeneration and growth in the borough; and we are introducing a joined up ‘One Council’ approach, which we want all staff to have a role in developing and implementing; and as a member of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority we can influence policy across a wider area that will benefit St Helens and bring forward exciting changes that can make the Northern Powerhouse really mean something.
As a place and a council we are at a crossroads. It’s been a difficult decade but we have achieved good things in that time. Now our communities want to see more change and progress.
Thank you again for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Councillor David Baines Leader of St Helens Council