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Licensing Assistant: South Gloucestershire Council Closing Date: 28/08/2022

Salary From: £26,446

Salary To: £29,174

Hours per week: 37

Vacancy type: LTC

Location: Yate

Team: Safe and Strong Communities

Advertising End Date: 28 Aug 2022

How you'll make a difference

As a Licensing Assistant you will aid Licensing Officers in the delivery of advice, support, and enforcement work in the Environment and Community Services Department tackling problems and developing cohesion in communities.

This post is for a limited term contract due to end 31st May 2023.

What will you be doing?  

  • On a day-to-day basis you will assist the Licensing Officers in the delivery of advice, support, and enforcement services in relation to the eight licensing functions discharged by the team such as premises licence transfers – Insolvency Register and Companies House checks, and following up accident report forms by inspecting licensed vehicles for public safety.
  • You will help with licensing applications, answering complaints and proactive enforcement work. This can involve a combination of driver knowledge tests, English language skills tests, and suitability assessments.
  • This is a varied role where you will be administrating and reporting personal, and sometimes sensitive information, you will also be required to input this data precisely and accurately.

What we need from you

  • You will have relevant experience of licensing administration backed by evidence of appropriate knowledge of licensing related issues. 
  • You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of licensing legislation particularly as they apply to local authorities, including their practical application through locally agreed policy. 
  • It is essential you have evidence of regulatory service knowledge including problem-solving methodology and relevant practical experience. 
  • You will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships and engage successfully with fellow team members, service users, locally elected members, and partner organisations.
  • Ideally you will be familiar with complex databases and systems and working towards or be part qualified in a related licensing qualification or accreditation.

Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technologyto help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation
  • We invest in the careers of our people and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and developmentoffer, which helps our people make the greatest long-term difference in their work. 
  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.  
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Ensuring all our staff are given right skills, knowledge and support to recognise and respond effectively to potential abuse or neglect.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here. 

  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of.
  • We're planning for the future; building and improving the roads, railways, schools, green spaces, and houses. 
  • We’re providing essential services across our communities to ensure they are safe and well maintained. 

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference. 

We’re making a difference, be part of it! 

For more information, please contact Kevin Barley, Licensing Team Leader on 01454 863576 or email .

Interviews scheduled for Thursday 1st September 2022.

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