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Senior Licensing Officer - Crawley Borough Council Closing Date: 25/10/2021

  • Reference: EN039
  • Salary: £31,473.00 - £37,529.00 per annum
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Posted on: 14 October 2021
  • Interview date:02 November 2021
  • Division: Community Services
  • Positions: 1
  • Grade: H - I
  • Working hours: 37 per week
  • Closing date: 25 October 2021
  • Location: Town Hall, Crawley
  • Category: Environmental

About the role

You will be joining the council, where environmental health and licensing plays a key role in delivering high profile services. The team works to improve public health and to protect the safety of residents, visitors and support businesses and licensees to operate safely and efficiently, whilst also being fully compliant with the relevant licensing regime.

Our Licensing Team is passionate about delivering high class, customer-focussed services and we are looking for a dynamic and positive Senior Licensing Officer to join us. 

These are unprecedented times for the delivery of regulatory services, balancing the need to ensure compliance with legislation and government guidance, whilst enabling businesses to re-open following the lifting of restrictions. 

The primary purpose of this post is to support the delivery of the full range of licensing functions, ensuring compliance with national legislation, guidance and local policies. As a Senior Licensing Officer, you will assist the Team Leader, Health, Safety and Licensing in ensuring that the council meets its statutory obligations, taking action where requirements are not met.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual with extensive regulatory experience of all areas of Local Authority Licensing including the Licensing Act 2003, Taxi and Private Hire regime, Gambling Act 2005 and Animal Welfare. You will be accustomed to carrying out a range of compliance and enforcement activity, managing a case load of diverse, complex matters whilst also supporting members of the team in the delivery of the service. A BII Level 2 National Certificate for Licensing Practitioners Higher Qualification or equivalent and evidence of continuous professional development, with experience of working within local government enforcement or similar work is key to the role.

With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you must be able to interpret and convey complex information both in oral and written form to a range of audiences, to educate and secure compliance. You will have a proven track record of building effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, businesses and partners.

In addition, you will possess excellent organisational and analytical skills, an ability to problem solve and adapt to competing priorities whilst remaining calm under pressure.

You will need to demonstrate experience of tackling serious or persistent non-compliance using the full spectrum of responses via a graduated enforcement approach, taking the appropriate steps to ensure compliance. 

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert before the stated closing date if enough applications are received.

Additional information

Due to a potential conflict of interest, those persons who are currently operating as a licensed individual or who are related to the same are not permitted to apply.

Some out of hours working (evenings and weekends) will be required.

An ability to meet the security standards to hold a Gatwick Airport Pass and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the role and will be a condition of employment.

A full current UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle will be a requirement of the role. Essential Car Users Allowance included (currently under review).

Applicants will need to be physically fit to be able to deal with the physical requirements of the role.

Employee benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

Our way of working

Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

Safer recruitment

Crawley Borough 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. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email, Team Leader Health, Safety and Licensing, or call on 01293 438023.