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Licensing Technician - Sevenoaks District Council Closing Date: 26/03/2021

Employer: Sevenoaks District Council

Salary: £23,706 to £26,107

Location: Council Offices, Argyle Road

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Hours: 37 hours.

DBS Check: No

Closing Date: 26/03/2021 at 23:55 PM

Reference: SDC/21/145064

A generous annual leave allowance of 24 days (plus an additional 5 days depending on having Continuous Local Government Service).

Sevenoaks District Council’s Licensing Partnership is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to work in a developing Central Processing Hub Team, responsible for processing applications on behalf of four Licensing Authorities and providing administrative support

We are looking to appoint a full-time, permanent Licensing Technician, knowledge of licensing is not essential but highly beneficial.

The Role

The main duties will include processing applications for taxi licensing (drivers and vehicles), temporary event notices, other routine licence applications, answering phones and handling mail (mostly electronic).  Due to the various licensing regimes we cover there is a lot to absorb, and Members of the Licensing Hub Team are expected to process high volumes of work, hit internal performance targets and deliver a high standard of accuracy when using our Licensing database (Idox Uniform), whilst balancing an equally high volume of telephone queries where concise, informative advice is given.

The successful candidate should have the ability to learn and retain information quickly, be an excellent communicator and someone willing to bring fresh ideas and help drive the success of the Partnership. This position may suit an applicant who has experience working within an environment similar to a busy call centre or other Local Government Partnership.  

About us

Here at Sevenoaks we pride ourselves on treating both our employees and communities we serve with dignity andrespect. We are an award winning Council having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016for being financially self-sufficient, are one of the few organisations in the country to retain its Platinum Investors in People status. We were voted LGC Council of the Year 2017 and won a Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation award in 2018.  The successes of the Finance Team have been recently recognised where the Finance Team has been nominated and is a finalist in the 2020 Public Finance Awards – Finance Team of the Year - Councils.   

Interested in the role and want to know more?

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Michael Moss, Licensing Partnership Manager at will be happy to discuss the role once contact details are supplied).

Need advice on how to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

Read the Job Description and Personal Specification found and ensure that your application explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

Closing Date- Friday 26thMarch 2021

Interview Date - Week Commencing Monday 5thApril 2021

Equal Opportunities

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

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below). If this is not possible, please contact a member of the HR team by either emailing or contacting us on 01732 227361 to discuss how we can assist you in applying.

Further information  / APPLY ONLINE