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Licensing Officer - Lancaster City Council Closing Date: 01/10/2021

Licensing Officer

The current salary for this post is: £24,491 - £29,577 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 105_21


You will be operating in an area which has a fantastic historic city, coastal town and rural areas of outstanding beauty. The Licensing Team forms part of a highly motivated and ambitious Public Protection service group.

We are passionate to explore and develop new, innovative ways to achieve the best service outcomes, and we know that we must recruit the right people as well as invest time and support for personal development. We are committed to working supportively with local businesses, helping ensure not only consumer confidence and safety but also a positive business environment.

This post provides licensing officer expertise, manages a personal caseload, working with licensing colleagues and supporting the Licensing Manager with smooth and efficient running of the service.

We can also offer the right candidate a fantastic opportunity to join our progressive licensing service and work with our two existing Licensing officers.

You will be a well-experienced local authority Licensing Officer with a strong track record, a positive regulatory mind-set and a can-do attitude. It is essential that applicants have detailed applied knowledge and experience of Local Authority Licensing functions and in particular the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Licensing.

In addition to career-enhancing opportunities, we can offer you an excellent quality of life in North Lancashire with easy access to recreational pursuits in areas including the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

This post is based at Morecambe Town Hall. The hours of work are 37 hours per week over five days between Monday to Friday.

Staff cover is required each working day during office hours, and availability for out-of-hours licensing action and enforcement operations is necessary on a regular basis – including in the early morning, evening and occasionally at weekends or on bank holidays.

The Council currently operates an excellent Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post. Subject to the needs of this business, this may allow employees to work between the hours of 6:00am-10:30pm.

The post is based at Morecambe Town Hall and travels extensively between council and partner organisation offices.  It is a peripatetic post requiring frequent travel and lone working including evidence gathering, challenging unacceptable behaviours and implementing advisory, warning and enforcement action in unfamiliar settings and potentially hostile situations. The ability to drive is essential in this post. 

For an informal discussion contact Jen Curtis, Licensing Manager on 01524 582732.

Lancaster City Council has unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing carbon emissions.

We are a Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community.

Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.


Closing date: Friday, 1 October 2021

Interview date: Thursday 14th and Friday 15th October 2021


To apply online and for further details please visit Alternatively please call 01524 582077.