Job Title: Licensing Officer
Location of work: Earlswood Depot
Salary: £26,583 - £36,642 per annum
Basis: Permanent, Full time
About the Role
The Licensing Section is part of the progressive, busy and dynamic Environmental Health department. The section comprises a team of 4 dedicated officers who issue and administer many types of licences, registrations and permits. The range includes the licensing of taxi and private hire drivers, vehicles and operators, skin piercing, riding establishments, animal boarding establishments, gambling, the sale of alcohol and regulated entertainment.
Please note: a 2.3% pay award has been agreed from 1 April 2020.
About the Person
You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be a good team player, and have the ability to work on your own initiative. A commitment to providing high standards of customer service and the skill and discipline to deliver this across a high volume and varied workload and to work to tight deadlines are essential.
We are looking for a positive, supportive, flexible and innovative individual who is not afraid to challenge current processes and ways of working. You will also be required to have a good standard of education with GCSE's, 'O' level or equivalent in English and Maths and a current valid driving licence. A professional qualification in licensing or a legal or paralegal qualification in Licensing Law would be advantageous. Ideally you will have worked in local government or some other public service organisation and/or have experience in an enforcement role and experience of preparing prosecution files. Even if not, we still welcome applications from ambitious candidates who are prepared to work hard, and are willing to train.
So we can match our customers' varied working hours, you must be willing on occasion to work alone, out of the office, during the day and evening (including Friday and Saturday nights for which an enhanced hourly rate will be applied).
In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.
We provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and 'Better' leisure centre membership.
For an informal discussion about the role, please call Dianne Mitchell, Senior Licensing Officer, on 01737 276804.
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, supporting the guaranteed interview scheme for disabled and ex-armed forces candidates, who meet the essential criteria for the role.
Closing date: Sunday 29 March 2020
Interview date: Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 April 2020
Values and Behaviours
Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.