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Licensing Enforcement Officer - Animal Welfare (Ref: 22-20) Breckland Council Closing Date: 09/02/2021

Salary: Grade 8, £28,059- £33,669 per annum (Subject to job evaluation)
Place of Work: Dereham
Hours: Part-time, 18.5 hours per week
Basis: 2 Year fixed term contract

About the role 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and efficient individual to join our licensing team as an enforcement officer for Animal Welfare.

Work will be a mixture of responding to and investigating complaints, assessing and enforcing non-compliance and undertaking compliance inspections across the district in the operation of animal welfare licensing.

You will provide advice and guidance to businesses and work with other departments, organisations and agencies to resolve issues.

You will have a good understanding and experience of investigatory procedures including RIPA and PACE you will have experience of both informal and formal investigative and enforcement procedures.

This is a newly created role, and the successful candidate will be actively involved in the development of the role and the function.


The successful candidate will be:

  • Flexible in their approach to work, with a 'can do' attitude.
  • Able to resolve problems and challenges,
  • Highly organised, with an attention to detail and accuracy


You will be joining a team that are committed to supporting businesses and ensuring that animal welfare standards are achieved for all.

Whilst possession of a suitable licensing qualification as an Inspector of Local Authority Animal Welfare is not initially essential, you will be expected to work towards achieving a relevant qualification.

A bit about us:

At Breckland Council we have embraced the Government's agenda to modernise local government. Our approach is to lead change rather than follow it, and to add the best value we can to our communities. We achieve this by developing our employees to their full potential, providing them with the relevant knowledge, equipment and authority to carry out their duties.

Our employees enjoy excellent conditions of service including a local government pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) increasing after three years' continuous Local Authority service by one day per year up to the maximum of 28 days, free car parking and family friendly policies.

About you:

You constantly look for better ways of doing things, for how things can be improved - approaching things in original and ingenious ways and striving to come up with new and different methods and applications. People like dealing with you because you make things easy for them to understand and naturally create the conditions for them to grow and develop. You make connections between people, instinctively making links and introductions. Highly self-motivated, you push yourself to achieve what you want out of life and are always looking for ways to grow and develop, whatever you are doing.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer, recognising the benefits of sustaining a workforce which reflects the diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the requirements of our vacancies - these are listed as essential requirements on the person specification (within the Recruitment Pack).

DBS Requirement

Please be aware that if you are selected for this role there will be a requirement to undertake a DBS check as part of pre-employment checks.

To apply, please visit the website -

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 9th February 2021