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Licensing Officer - Nottingham City Council Closing Date: 24/03/2023

Organisation: Nottingham City Council

Working Hours: Full time, working hours per week 37

Salary: £28,371

NPPV Required: No

Appointment Type: Permanent 

Location: Central Police Station, Byron House, Maid Marian Way, Nottinghamshire NG1 6HS

Reference: CO2070-E

Closing Date: 24th March 2023 at midnight

The starting salary is £28,371 (Level One) rising to £30,151 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…

Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.

Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.

We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.

We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.

Day to day activities of this role include:

The processing of applications made under the Licensing Act 2003 
The processing of applications made under the Gambling Act 2005 
The processing of various applications made under the Local Government (miscellaneous provisions) Acts 1976 & 1982

You will be required to prepare legal notices and reports and attend Licensing Committee Meetings when required to do so.


  • An expert knowledge and understanding of Local Authority licensing application processes to include applications made under the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 and Local Government (miscellaneous provisions) Acts 1976 & 1982 
  • Have the ability to use licensing legislation to support compliance and enforcement 
  • To have dealt with customers in a regulatory environment to promote legal requirements and good practice
  • Have the ability to plan and manage your own re-active busy workload to meet legislative and corporate deadlines 
  • Have the ability to use Information Technology as applied in the workplace 

For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.

For informal enquiries please contact Melanie Bird  Tel: 07903 702608 Email: 

Useful information for Applicants

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.

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Job Description & Person Specification

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