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Licensing Officer - Stroud District Council Closing Date: 26/08/2021

Licensing Officer (Covid 19) temporary contract until 31st March 2022

Closing date: 26 Aug 2021

Interview date: Thursday, September 2, 2021

Salary: £27,041

Hours: Full-time

Location: Ebley Mill

Responsible to: Principal Licensing Officer

Responsible for: Not applicable


Job summary

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join the Licensing Team on a temporary basis up until 31st March 2022. This is a full-time post but we will consider part time working for the right candidate.

This post is being funded by a grant aimed at meeting the ongoing demands of licensing premises, temporary events and vehicles as they start to operate again following the Covid pandemic.

Day to day the role will include visiting licensed premises and other businesses to carry out license compliance checks and promoting Government Covid advice. Additionally, you will assist in investigating and monitoring complaints about licensed businesses. The Licensing Team deal with a variety of licence types including premises and events licensed under the Licensing Act 2003 (alcohol and entertainment), gambling premises, taxis, street traders and scrap metal dealers.

This post will involve travelling around the district daily so you will need a full driving license and access/use of a car for which an appropriate mileage allowance is payable.  In addition, some late evening or weekend working may be required.

You will have had previous experience in a licensing and/or enforcement role. You must have excellent communication and people skills and be able to give advice, mediate and take enforcement action as appropriate.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rachel Andrew, Principal Licensing Officer

Benefits for working for us 

  • Commitment to work life balance with flexible working hours
  • A work environment steeped in history and a scenic location
  • Exceptional Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Cycle scheme
  • 22 days holiday per year, pro rata rising to 25 days after 5 years service + bank holidays + Christmas and New Year shutdown
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Up to 3 days per year Volunteering days
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee wellbeing service

Close Date: Thursday 26th August by 9am

Interview Date: Thursday 2nd September

How to Apply 

Please note, we do not accept CVs.  For more information and to apply please go to and send your application to

Stroud District Council Employees are to complete an Expression of Interest and e-mail this to

Our organisation is under represented by people from the BAME community and we are working hard to change that.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

Job description and person specification

Please view the following job description and person specification for full details of the purpose, accountabilities, dimensions and requirements of the Licensing Officer (Covid 19) temporary contract until 31st March 2022 role.

The following guide can help you to write your competency statements when applying.