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Principal Licensing Officer - Milton Keynes City Council Closing Date: 24/05/2024

  • Salary: £50,512 - £55,539
  • Job Reference: mkc/TP/238/1257
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Working Hours: 37
  • Closing Date: 24 May, 2024

Job Introduction

We’re seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Principal Licensing Officer to join our Licensing Team.

You’ll be the Principal Officer in a team of five Licensing Officers who deliver licensing functions on behalf of the city council.

You’ll prepare and present at licensing committee hearings, lead on complex and technical licensing matters and public safety and lead on Safety Advisory Group (SAG) processes.

Full Professional Licensing Practitioner qualification or equivalent demonstrable knowledge in relevant specialist area is required.

Main Responsibility

  • Principal Officer of a team of five licensing officers to deliver licensing functions on behalf of MKCC.
  • Prepare and present at licensing committee hearings.
  • Lead on complex & technical licensing matters and public safety.
  • Lead on Safety Advisory Group (SAG) processes.
  • Full Professional Licensing Practitioner qualification or equivalent demonstrable knowledge in relevant specialist areas.

The Ideal Candidate

  • An experienced, enthusiastic, highly motivated Principal Licensing Officer.
  • Have proven supervisory skills and the ability to motivate and lead a team.
  • You will be conscientious, influential and an excellent communicator with good attention to detail. 
  • You will have extensive knowledge and understanding of licensing and public safety legislation which will allow you to oversee complex cases, prepare policy and procedures.
  • Experience of Safety Advisory Groups would be an advantage.
  • For this role you are required to have a full UK driving licence and provide evidence of your vehicle insurance with business cover and use of a vehicle. If you are successful, you will be required to supply evidence of your licence prior to starting the role.

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

Contact details 

To discuss more about this post please contact Principal Licensing Officer, Simon Teesdale or call on 01908 252354 or contact Trading Standards and Licensing Manager Sue Crawley at or call on 07702821027

Principal Licensing Officer

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