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Licensing Officer – South Staffordshire Council Closing Date: 12/01/2022

Contract Type: up to 18 Months Fixed Term – Full Time

Salary:   £28,672 – 31,346 (Grade I)

Payment of Essential Car User Allowance of up to £1k

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced licensing officer to join the small but busy licensing team at South Staffordshire Council.

South Staffordshire Council offers the opportunity for agile working (subject to service demand) and flexible working is firmly embedded with the organisation. Alongside this, we have invested heavily in office refurbishment to provide modern office accommodation for our teams.

Please note that this role is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK.  This post has been identified as one requiring checks for possible criminal background. An enhanced disclosure check will be made through the Disclosure and Barring Service and this, or any other, offer of appointment is subject to a satisfactory clearance.

About the role:

To licensing officer will work within our small licensing team of Licensing Officers. The post holder will undertake a range of activities including dealing with applications under a wide range of licensing regimes including Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 and  Street Trading.

This work will encompass provision of detailed guidance to businesses and residents, administering applications, providing support and assistance to colleagues and providing investigatory and enforcement actions.

Candidates will be expected to assist in the development and review policy, to undertake inspections and participate in projects and specific workstreams with colleague support.

The Licensing Officer may occasionally have to deal with difficult and/or confrontational situations.

We reserve the right to end this advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found prior to the end date.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Licensing
  • Licensing Qualification or equivalent

 Skills Required

  • To work to legislative, process and policy timescales, at times working under pressure
  • To be able to interpret complex legislation and provide clear advice, direction and guidance to customers and colleagues
  • To be willing and able to work out of hours on some evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (work, excel etc.), Microsoft Teams
  • Experience in using the Idox Uniform Licensing module to administer licence applications is desirable.

How to Apply

 Please visit our website at

You will be directed to our career page where you will be provided with details of how to apply.

Your completed application form and recruitment monitoring form should be e-mailed to Our job pack can be downloaded here

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 12 January 2022