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Principal Licensing Officer - Arun District Council Closing Date: 05/02/2023

Principal Licensing Officer

Employer: Arun District Council
Salary: £42,503 to £44,539 per annum
Location: Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton, West Sussex
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week. Willing to work outside of normal office hours at times.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 05/02/2023 at 23:55
Reference: G/23/226211


This is an exciting opportunity to join our Environmental Health Service as Principal Licensing Officer, involving the development of policy and managing the day-to-day operations of the Council’s licensing functions, and managing a team of licensing officers and technical support staff.

You will be enthusiastic, committed, self-motivated with sound management skills, and a positive attitude. You must be an excellent communicator and be confident in dealing with members of the public. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to work on your own initiative, adapt to changing priorities, and work to tight deadlines.

You will have extensive knowledge of the statutory framework relating to licensing, extensive experience in delivering licensing functions, and a proven ability to negotiate and influence in demanding environments.

You will be working on a hybrid arrangement involving working from home, in the field and from the office, and work outside normal office hours where required.

Any appointment will be subject to a DBS clearance check.


We offer in return:

  • Up to 30 days paid annual leave (subject to continuous service) plus paid Bank Holidays
  • Flexi-time - an opportunity to accrue a further 12 days flexi leave per year
  • Free membership at local leisure centres
  • Excellent Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work discount/ Christmas Savings/ Save As You Earn Schemes
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including on site exercise classes, free health checks, free eye tests and an option to pay into a Simplyhealth Care plan
  • Training and Development opportunities


Further information and an application form can be obtained from our jobs page


CLOSING DATE: 5 February 2023

INTERVIEW DATE: 17 February 2023


Employees contemplating applying for a secondment opportunity should discuss this with their manager, prior to submitting an application. Applications without the Manager’s support will not be considered.


Arun has a commitment to equality of opportunity in employment.

If you have a disability which makes it difficult to complete our application form,

please contact the Human Resources Department, who will assist you with your application.