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Licensing Officer - Milton Keynes Council Closing Date: 01/10/2021

Licensing Officer

Salary: £35,745 - £39,880

Close Date: 01/10/2021

Hours: Full time


Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you're looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

Please note that this role is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK

To work within a team of Licensing Officers with administrative support. The post holder will undertake a range of activities under legislation including Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, skin piercings, street trading and children’s licensing. This will encompass the provision of guidance to businesses and residents, administering applications and providing investigatory and enforcement actions. Candidates will be expected to have the drive to formulate and review policy, to create inspection programmes and ability to lead on special projects and specific workstreams with colleague support.

Key Duties

  • To lead on cases providing expertise, guidance, direction, and support on specific subject areas including Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Street Trading and event safety
  • To formulate, review, and expedite relevant Council policies on specific subject areas
  • To lead on regulatory action against a range of licensed premises, activities and individuals
  • To design and implement administrative procedures including interrogation of appropriate software, devices and use of databases
  • To organise and undertake inspections, visits and investigations in respect of a range of compliance matters, premises and activities across the full range of compliance options.
  • To act as a statutory consultee on a range of applications and develop partnerships with other agencies and stakeholders

Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements

  • To work to legislative, process and policy timescales at times under pressure
  • To be willing and able to work out of hours on some evenings and weekends on a regular basis and to be able to access risk to personal safety
  • Educated to degree level standard or equivalent work-related attainment or to be able to show an equivalent level of knowledge or skills

Skills Required

  • To organise, facilitate, attend, and contribute to and chair relevant meetings
  • To be able to communicate effectively across a range of situations including verbal, written, and other mediums including report writing. Present to committee
  • An aptitude to take on responsibility within the confines of the post
  • Skills in data management and ability to manipulate electronic cataloguing systems.


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