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Licensing Enforcement Officer - London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Closing Date: 04/10/2023

Salary range:  £37,653 – £48,747 per annum 
Work location: The Clockworks Building, 45 Beavor Lane, London W6 9AR
Hours per week: 36.00 
Contract type: Permanent 
Closing date: 4 October 2023
Interview date: 17 October 2023

Contact details for an informal discussion:  Adrian Overton, Licensing Service Manager via email on :

At Hammersmith & Fulham, we are ambitious in reforming the council to ensure this is a place for everybody. Within the Economy department, we aim to be efficient in everything that we do. We believe our residents deserve a place that is safe, clean and green, with high quality services they can rely on.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Licensing Enforcement Officer to join our team at Hammersmith and Fulham. This person will be expected to assist in all aspects of Licensing enforcement work carried out by the service.

We would also expect the successful candidate to show flexibility and willingness to work unsocial hours and weekends where needed to undertake inspections and enforcement activity.

Our mission is to be the best council. To do this we need the best people to help build our vision. If you're looking to develop your career in a fast-paced, professional environment whilst making a difference, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Role Responsibilities:

  • To undertake licensing inspections, and provide technical advice, for premises which are issued licenses under the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Scrap Metal Act 2013 and Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
  • To investigate licensing offences and have an understanding of the legislation relating to enforcement such as the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996.
  • To draft a range of responses to Councillors, MP's, complainants and FOI enquiries.
  • To assist with any appeals lodged and to attend Magistrates and Crown Court as and when required.


Knowledge and Skills specific to the role:

  • Licensing qualification and membership of the Institute of Licensing. 
  • Knowledge of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, RIPA and the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of licensing legislation, in particular the Licensing Act 2003, the Gambling Act 2005, Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
  • Experience undertaking licensing enforcement inspections at a range of licensed premises to check for compliance.
  • Knowledge investigating and progressing licensing enforcement cases, including follow up visits, multi-agency working, and reviewing CCTV footage.
  • Experience drafting and preparing prosecution files and reports, and experience of attending Court to give evidence.
  • Experience of drafting replies to Councillors/MPs and completing Freedom of Information enquiries and complaints.
  • The ability to write report for licensing sub committees and experience presenting and answering questions at these meetings.
  • Previous experience assisting / leading on licensing appeal cases.
  • Current valid driving licence.


Other Knowledge and Skills:

  •  Ability to work to tight deadlines
  •  Able to effectively prioritise workload
  •  Accuracy and attention to detail
  •  Competent user of Microsoft Office, e.g. Word, Excel, Teams etc 
  •  Excellent communication skills


Additional information

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.


Please refer to the Role Profile for further information