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Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer - London Borough of Enfield Closing Date: 09/06/2024

Reference Number: EAC-001322

Salary: PO1 £39,951 - £42,840

Advert closing date: 09/06/2024

Department: Environment and Communities

Location: Civic Centre Site

Contract type: Permanent

Division: Consumer Protection & Waste Enforcement

Hours Per Week: 36

Contract End Date: Not applicable

Interview Date: W/c 17th June 2024

Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer

A vacancy has arisen in the Licensing Team for a  Senior Licensing Enforcement  Officer. As the lead officer for all work associated with the Licensing Act, the Gambling Act, the Scrap Metal Dealers Act, and pavement licensing, you will undertake visits, investigate, and respond to complaints and take enforcement action under relevant licensing legislation. You will also investigate complaints in relation to both licensed and unlicensed premises.

You will also be responsible for submitting licence reviews and responding to licence application consultations, and where appropriate, make representations. You will undertake mediation on representations, and when required, will present representations or review applications by attending  Licensing Sub-Committee hearings.

You must have experience and be up to date and competent in relation to the Licensing Act and the Gambling Act.

You must have a current valid driving licence with access to a car to travel around the Borough.

The successful candidate for this post must demonstrate how they work in accordance with the Councils values:

  • Be bold;
  • Make a difference;
  • Show you care.

The post holder must:

  • ability to work with accuracy, to statutory deadlines, in a customer focused environment,
  • have excellent communication and IT skills, and have a willingness to offer the best customer service,
  • be a team player as well as the ability to work using your own initiative.

If you are an experienced and motivated enforcement officer who enjoys new challenges and wants to make a difference, then we want to hear from you.

The role may require you to work outside of core hours (i.e., evenings and weekends) when necessary. 

Contact Details - 

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Ellie Green on 020 8132 2128 for an informal discussion.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Iona MacKinnon on 020 4526 5336 or email

We do not see your name or title when shortlisting your application. This is one of many initiatives to build a more talented and diverse workforce. However, if you put your name on your CV or Statement it will be visible to us. For this reason, we ask that you do not include your name on these documents. Please note it is your responses to the Essential/Desirable criteria, as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification which is available on the job advert, that will determine if you are shortlisted for an interview, therefore we encourage you to always address the essential and desirable criteria in your application/CV.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 32 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles. 
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
  • 1 month paid sabbatical for Children’s Social Workers 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you have previously applied for this role within the past 6 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.