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Licensing Enforcement Officer - Spelthorne Borough Council Closing Date: 29/01/2024

Employer: Spelthorne Borough Council

Reference: 1164

Published: Wed 20/12/2023, 14:06 PM

Closing on: Mon 29/01/2024, 12:00 PM

Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time

Hours: 36 hours per week

Salary: £26,196 – £35,294 p.a (plus essential car user allowance and recruitment allowance)

DBS Check: No

Location: Council Offices - Knowle Green, Surrey

Permanent, full-time (36 hours flexible), salary £26,196 – £35,294 p.a. (dependent on experience) plus essential car user allowance and recruitment allowance.

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Licensing Officer to join our small but busy team.  Your full range of duties will include enforcing the relevant provisions under the Licensing Act, Gambling Act, street trading/collections, hackney carriage/private hire, scrap metal dealers, and animal welfare.  You will be carrying out site visits and licensed premises inspections, you will therefore need your own transport to get around the district.

You will be enthusiastic, committed, self-motivated and have a positive attitude. You must be an excellent communicator with sound time management skills and be confident in dealing with members of the public.  You must be able to demonstrate your ability to adapt to changing priorities and work to tight deadlines.

A recruitment allowance applies to this position. A payment of £3,300 will be made with the first month’s salary, with repayment required if the appointed person leaves within three years, thus:

  • Leave within the first 12 months - 100% repayment
  • Leave 13-36 months - reduced by 1/24 for each month employed during that period

In addition to the car user allowance, we can offer excellent conditions of service with a benefits package that includes pension scheme, free parking, and flexible and hybrid working arrangements. 

This post is identified as a hybrid post supporting both office and home working in line with Spelthorne Borough Council’s policy. The post holder will be required to attend the office in line with a rota and any service requirements.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for customer facing posts.  These posts fall within the scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.  The Council, therefore, has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. If you have any queries or would like to discuss this further, please contact Human Resources.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Lucy Catlyn, Principal Licensing Officer on 01784 444295, or Tracey Willmott-French, Senior Environmental Health Manager 01784 446271.

Closing date: Monday 29 January 2024 (Noon)

Face to Face Interview Date: Monday 12 February 2024

For full information and to apply online, go to or quoting reference 1164.

Unfortunately, we are unable to reply to all candidates.  If we have not contacted you within three weeks of the closing date then your application has been unsuccessful. CVs can only be accepted in support of a completed application form.

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