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Licensing Manager - Swindon Borough Council Closing Date: 28/04/2024

Location: Swindon

Hours: 37

Salary: £48,474 p.a. plus benefits

Closing date: 28/04/2024

Job reference: RNR002195

Interview date: 07&08/05/2024

Date posted: 27/03/2024

At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you’ll support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services, better processes and a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our Regulatory Services Team as Licensing Manager.  This is a key role supporting the Council through the high profile licensing team in all aspects of licensing regulation, administration and enforcement.

You will manage a small team and bring your knowledge, skills and experience of relevant legislation relating to licensing matters to the local authority where you will manage your own workload to meet targets, working in the office and on site. 

We are looking for the right candidate that has a thorough understanding of the licensing legislation, understands how the service can achieve further efficiency by delivering effectively to customers and who can review and develop licensing policies to ensure the service is effective.

Your next role

This important managerial role provides a great opportunity for a dynamic individual with a ‘can do’ attitude to lead and develop a strong, dynamic team.   

You will be the primary advisor in relation to licensing matters.  You will develop policies and procedures and lead the team to achieve good practice in relation to enforcement activities (investigation and prosecution).

As this is a customer facing role you will need to have excellent communication skills as you will be dealing with the general public and you will need to be confident in your ability to deal with a wide range of stakeholders and difficult situations where you will need to convey complex, detailed information.

You will need to prepare and present formal and informal reports to all levels of management and to relevant committees.  You will lead on the agenda for licensing committee and alongside the Head of Regulatory Services liaise with relevant councillors including the chair of licensing committee and cabinet member.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”). A valid current Driving Licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

Your next package

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Please see our Vision and Values page for more details.

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Your next steps

Read the role profile and select the Apply button where you will be redirected to the Swindon Borough Council website to complete our online application process. Clicking the ‘Apply’ button on this job website is not an application, you must register on the Swindon Borough Council website in order to be considered for the role.

Potential applicants are sometimes put off if they don’t meet 100% of the requirements of the job role or hours. We think individual experience, skills and passion make all the difference, so if you meet the majority of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Kate Bishop, Head of Regulatory Services, email

If you are experiencing technical issues submitting your application please email