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Licensing Technician (P01171): Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Closing Date: 24/10/2021

Employer: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Salary: £31,401 - £34,166 inclusive of outer fringe allowance

Location: Council Offices, Campus East, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE

Contract: Temporary 12 month fixed term contract

Working Pattern: Full Time

Hours: 37 hours per week.

DBS Check: No

Closing Date: 24/10/2021 at 23:55

Reference: PPPG/21/167320

Here at Welwyn Hatfield Council, we are always looking to improve our services to the community. To do this, we are looking for a Licensing Technical Officer to join our team.

The Role

Working as part of a small specialist team within the Public Health and Protection Service you will be responsible for all aspects of licensing (except HMOs and hackney carriage/private hire).

About You

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your personal skillset while gaining knowledge of council services and activities. You’ll need to be willing to work across a broad area of activity.

You will be responsible for dealing with initial applications, undertaking inspections, investigating complaints, monitoring compliance, preparation of reports and attending Committee meetings and taking enforcement action through the Courts. Experience in a licensing role is required however appropriate training will be given in specialised areas.

Please ensure you refer to the role profile for full further details of the essential requirements in this role.

We need someone who can communicate effectively with members of the public and business community, write and present reports, attend and give credible evidence before Committee and Court. You will also be expected to undertake necessary inspections and investigations and have a commitment to work outside normal office hours when required.

About Us

At Welwyn Hatfield Council, we offer a fantastic range of benefits for someone who is keen to make a difference, including a generous annual leave allowance and a flexi-time scheme. If you are looking to broaden your skills in a licensing role than this could be the role for you. For further information on the role, please see the person specification and to apply online please visit

Closing date for application 24 October 2021.

Assessments will be held on 1 November and interviews will be held on 3 November 2021.

Equal Opportunities

Welwyn Hatfield – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please read the Role Profile fully before applying for this vacancy. It is essential you refer to the Role Profile when completing your application, particularly the role specific section. You must demonstrate how you meet the criteria set out in the role profile and give examples to support your statements. If you do not demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the role your application will be unsuccessful.