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Licensing Team Leader - Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils Closing Date: 03/08/2022

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2BX

Licensing Team Leader

£38,553 - £44,624 per annum (pro rata for part time)

37 hours per week


Closing date: 5pm, 3rd August 2022

Reference: BMS00580


We are looking for a Licensing Team Leader to join our team in Public Protection.


You will share our values, commitment, and motivation to make a difference for our residents, clients, and communities.


About the role


As the Licensing Team Leader you will ensure delivery of a responsive, outcome-focused and cost-effective service. You will have direct responsibility for managing work allocation and overseeing the delivery and ongoing development of Babergh and Mid-Suffolk Licensing Team.


You will be required to keep up to date with legislative and regulatory developments and communicate to the team ensuring that the impact on the service is communicated and relevant training is identified.


The role will support the Corporate Manager - Public Protection to project manage, develop and deliver projects and service plans. You will identify and implement opportunities for innovation, liaise with relevant services to ensure that the licensing service supports the Council’s wider strategic aspirations and outcomes.


About you


We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Licensing Team Leader, you will need to have an excellent working knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework relating to Licensing and relevant experience in its application to casework. Experience in managing investigations and enforcement is essential.


You will have the ability to implement evidence-based strategies, policies, processes and performance management procedures to ensure compliance with the council’s statutory responsibilities. You will have a detailed understanding and appreciation of the changing local and national agenda in relation to all licensing matters and can lead on Babergh and Mid-Suffolk’s response.


To be successful in this role you will be collaborative and have an organised approach to work. You will be able to manage conflicting priorities and have a focus on delivering excellent customer service.


About us


Working together across our councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.


We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy, and communities for our districts. We believe that the heart of Suffolk is an incredibly special place to live and work. With picturesque market towns, 60 conservation areas and with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within our districts, it is little wonder that we are consistently within the top 50 places to live in the UK.


Benefits of working with us


  • Great opportunities for learning and development.
  • Suffolk Coaching and Mentoring Partnership
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 25 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays).
  • Competitive Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Wellbeing Support Program
  • Employee Assist Program
  • Health Care Options


Visit our Employee Benefits page for further information:


Our ways of working


We are committed to working in a more hybrid way, with a mix of office, home, and remote-based working (business needs permitting). This has worked well for us and is something we will be continuing with.


We are committed to supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, supporting and enabling our people to deliver the best possible service for our residents.


To find out more


If you wish to discuss the Hybrid working approach for this role, or for an informal discussion, please contact Tracy Howard – Corporate Manager (Public Protection) on 01449 724845 or


How to apply


To apply, please visit our website:


Closing date: 5pm, 3 August 2022.