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Licensing Officer - South Derbyshire District Council Closing Date: 25/08/2023

South Derbyshire District Council is expanding their Licensing Team and seeking to recruit an organised, committed and enthusiastic individual for the position of Licensing Officer. The postholder will form an integral part of a small and committed licensing team. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the administration and compliance of the wide range of licensing work the licensing team handles including Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, Animal licensing, and Private Hire licensing. 

You will assist businesses, have experience of dealing with a wide range of organisations, process and issue licence applications, attend Committee hearings when appropriate, and make visits to premises to ensure compliance. Licensing experience is preferred but not necessary as full training will be provided. 

The post involves occasional night-time, weekend, and Bank Holiday work. 

A full driving licence is essential. 

The Council operates a Flexible Working Policy. 

If you wish to discuss this role informally, please call Emma McHugh, Senior Licensing Officer on 01283 595716.

Provisional Interview Date: 8 September 2023

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.