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Licensing Officer - Havant Borough Council Closing Date: 28/11/2021

Licensing Officer – HB0076
Grade F - £26,511 - £30,451
Permanent, 37 hours per week

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual as a Licensing Officer in our busy Licensing Team. The Team consists of a Team Leader, a Senior Licensing Officer, 2 Licensing Officers and 3 Licensing Support Officers.

This role will require you to administer, process and where necessary enforce the requirements of a variety of different licensing/registration/permit regimes, including those covering hackney carriage and private hire drivers and vehicles, gambling, alcohol, scrap metal, street trading, house to house collections and charitable street collections.

Ideally you will have experience working in a licensing role or equivalent experience in an enforcement or regulatory role.

You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills to ensure that you fit into the team and can liaise effectively with other council teams, the public, businesses and other regulators and organisations.

Strong organisational and time management skills are essential to enable you to manage and prioritise a wide and varied caseload within tight timescales and with minimum supervision.

The nature of the work also demands an eye for detail and a systematic and meticulous approach to your work.

For an informal discussion please contact Emma Grieve, Licensing Team Leader on 01730 234094 or Catherine Rayner, Environmental Health Manager, (Food, Safety & Licensing) on 01730 234306.

In return for your hard work and contribution, we can offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave, free parking, leisure centre discounts, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and more. Take a look at our website for the full range of benefits and support we offer our staff:

For full details of the role, including a role profile, please visit:

The closing date for applications is 28th November 2021. Interviews are likely to be held on 8th and 9th December. To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement to Please include the job reference number in your application.

Applications are welcome from all parts of the community and we appoint on merit. Prior consideration will be given to those that are at risk of redundancy at East Hampshire District Council or Havant Borough Council.

Due to the current employment climate, we are receiving a high number of applicants for each post and as such may not be able to acknowledge receipt of your application. You will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview.

The council is an inclusive employer and appoint on merit. We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff members to share this commitment.