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Licensing Officer (Level 2) x 3 Posts - Bristol City Council Closing Date: 14/01/2024

Full Time, Permanent

BG9: £29,777 - £32,076 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for confident and motivated individuals to join Bristol City Council. The posts are based within Licensing, Growth & Regeneration and cover the full range of licensing functions that can be expected in a large, vibrant City environment like Bristol.

The roles include responsibility for all areas of licensing including alcohol, entertainment, gambling, taxi and private hire, scrap metal and sex establishments.   

You will have excellent communication skills, alongside the ability to gather information to produce and present reports. You will be able to put your skills into practice to provide effective advice to licensing committees, guiding and training apprentices, and responding to complex queries from a variety of stakeholders.

We need someone who can confidently and effectively communicate with different audiences, with excellent attention to detail, provide guidance, and manage a case load to ensure delivery of the highest levels of customer service.

This role is subject to a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice - mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

If you have any further queries after reading the job advert along with the attached Job Description and Person Specification then please contact Abigail Holman, Licensing Team Leader on

For full job details visit: Bristol City Council Jobs


At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from young people, Black and Minority Ethnic, and Disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.