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Licensing Officer - Exeter City Council Closing Date: 14/02/2024

Salary - £26,873-£28,770 / Grade F

Contractual hours - 37

Basis - Full time

Job category/type - Permanent

Date posted - 24/01/2024

Job reference - VAC000091/2023


About you:

Ideally you will have experience of working in Licensing or will have recent experience working within a regulatory capacity, although we welcome applications from anyone who is keen to learn and can demonstrate the essential criteria for the role.

It is essential that you have good verbal and written communication skills. You are organised, work well within a team and are committed to good customer care.

About the role:

You will be required to administer and carry out enforcement for a wide variety of licences under the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, Street Trading, Hackney Carriage and Private Hire legislation.

The role includes dealing with a range of licence applications and dealing with members of the public, applicants and licence holders in person, via email and over the telephone. The post involves flexible working but, as the role is customer facing, there is a need to regularly work in the office and complete visits within the district. There will be some requirement to attend evening meetings and undertake planned out of hours work on occasion.

About the team:

Exeter City Council is striving to have a strong reputation for its pro-active work across Environmental Health and Licensing. The Council has ambitious plans to create a safe evening and night-time economy though an integrated approach with our partners.

What next?

If we sound like the right fit for you and you feel like the right fit for us we would welcome your application. Please click here to apply.

Alternatively if you would like to find out more about the post, the team or working with us at the Council please contact Lisa Cocks, Environmental Health and Community Safety Manager, by calling 01392 265112 or via email at

We reserve the right to close any vacancy before the closing date if enough applications are received.

Our commitment

At Exeter City Council we are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. To support this commitment we will strive to implement reasonable adjustments to support any members of our communities who face barriers in recruitment processes, irrespective of the reason. We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. If you would like further information on this please contact our HR Team at