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Licensing Officer - Crawley Borough Council Closing Date: 22/01/2024

Reference: EN219
Division: Community Services
Salary: £32,577.00 - £39,053.00 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Posted on: 21 December 2023
Interview date: 29 January 2024
Extra payment(s): Not applicable
Positions: 1
Category: Community and streets
Grade: G - H
Working hours: 37 per week
Closing date: 22 January 2024
Location: Town Hall, Crawley
Location type: Hybrid

About the role

Would you like to be part of a council, where community safety and licensing plays a key role in delivering high profile services? Our Licensing Team works to improve public health and to protect the safety of residents and visitors, supporting businesses and licence holders to operate safely and efficiently, whilst also being fully compliant with the relevant licensing regime.

Our Licensing Team is passionate about delivering high class, customer-focused services and we are looking for a dynamic and positive Licensing Officer to join us. Experience of partnership working in resolving issues is key.

The primary purpose of this post is to support the delivery of the full range of licensing functions, ensuring compliance with national legislation, guidance and local policies.  As a Licensing Officer, you will be instrumental in ensuring that the council meets its statutory obligations, taking regulatory and enforcement action where requirements are not met as well as offering advice and guidance where needed.

A highly skilled and motivated individual with regulatory experience, ideally across of all areas of Local Authority licensing including the Licensing Act 2003, the Taxi and Private Hire regime, Gambling Act 2005, and Animal Welfare. You will be accustomed to carrying out a range of compliance and enforcement activity, managing a diverse and challenging workload.

With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you must be able to interpret and convey complex information both in oral and written form to educate and secure compliance across a range of disciplines. You will have a proven track record of partnership working and supporting colleagues in the Licensing Technical Team. In addition, you will possess excellent organisational and analytical skills, an ability to problem solve and adapt to competing priorities whilst remaining calm under pressure.

Additional information

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert before the stated closing date if enough applications are received.

Attendance at some evening meetings and some out of hours work will be required. Time off in Lieu will be given for this or pre-arranged overtime can be agreed with your line manager.

An ability to meet the security standards to hold a Gatwick Airport Pass and an Enhanced Disclosure and  Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the role. 

A full current UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle will be a requirement of the role. Essential Car Users Allowance included (subject to review)

Due to a potential conflict of interest, applicants who are currently operating as a licensed individual or who are related to the same are not permitted to apply.

BII Level 2 National Certificate for Licensing Practitioners Higher Qualification or equivalent and evidence of continuous professional development is desirable. 

Having experience of working within local government enforcement or similar work is key to the role. 

Applicants will need to be able to deal with the physical requirements of the role.

Employee benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

Our way of working

Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

Safer recruitment

Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to apply

Click the Apply button to complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email, Team Leader – Health, Safety and Licensing, or call on 01293 438023.

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