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Licensing Manager - Charnwood Borough Council Closing Date: 18/02/2024

Salary - Grade PO2 - £41,418 to £44,428

Term: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time 37 hours per week

Charnwood Borough Council in Leicestershire is a customer-focused, ambitious, and dynamic organisation which is committed to supporting communities, looking after the environment, and creating a thriving economy.

The Licensing team provides a statutory service that helps ensure public safety and the prevention of crime and disorder by helping local businesses/individuals comply with licensing legislation. We take a proactive and supportive approach to working with businesses to help them succeed and prosper, aligning with our corporate priority to create a thriving local economy.

The Council is seeking a Licensing Manager, to manage the small but busy licensing team covering the full range of licensing functions, including alcohol, entertainment, gambling, private hire and hackney carriages, scrap metal dealers, house to house collections, lottery and street collections.

The role will include the day to day management of the Licensing Team, processing licensing applications and decisions, formulating and reviewing policies, supporting the Licensing Committee and Hearings, dealing with driver hearings, coordinating enforcement activities and providing advice and assistance to other partners and services. The role also has line management responsibility for a small team of Regulatory Services Support Officers who provide support to the other teams within the Service area. The role will also be responsible for modernising our licensing business processes and migrating our back-office systems to a new software platform.

The role will require some out of hours and weekend working and applicants must be committed to that level of flexibility. Experience of the administration and enforcement of the Licensing Act or other similar regulatory functions is essential. Previous management experience will also be an advantage.

Job Profile

About Charnwood

Charnwood is one of the largest shire district councils in the country based on population, serving around 183,000 people.

We offer a range of services, with everything from refuse and recycling collections to the operation of a theatre and historic markets.

Charnwood is located in the centre of the country with rail, road, and air links to the rest of the nation and the world beyond. Our investment brand in Charnwood describes the borough as being at the centre of innovation.

Our economy is increasingly diversifying, leveraging the incredible research that flows from the world class Loughborough University and our science and technology related industries. Charnwood also has a wide ranging-portfolio of physical, cultural, and social assets, with many levers of sustainable and inclusive growth at our disposal.

There are a range of exciting developments and regeneration opportunities which will help create high-quality jobs and ensure continued economic prosperity.

Benefits of working with us

There are many benefits to working with us. The Council offers generous annual leave of between 23 and 28 days of leave (depending on grade and length of service) plus bank holidays; agile working for many roles; opportunities for professional development linked to many roles and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The Council strongly believes a diverse and inclusive workforce helps make our services better. We value the individual strengths of each colleague and the potential they bring.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and strive to promote a disability confident culture. To find out more about our Disability Confident commitments including reasonable adjustments and the guaranteed interview scheme please visit:

We have also signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) and have achieved the AFC’s Employer Recognition Gold Award.

Colleagues are also actively engaged through our Staff Forum and groups such as our Health and Wellbeing Group and Equality Working Group.

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Closing date: 18th February 2024

No CV’s or Agencies please.