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Senior Licensing Officer - Elmbridge Borough Council Closing Date: 22/01/2024

Employer: Elmbridge Borough Council
Salary: £43,482 - £49,132
Location: Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 22/01/2024 at 09:00
Reference: P&C/23/265488

We are looking for an experienced and driven Licensing Officer to join our licensing team at Elmbridge Borough Council at a senior level.

Are you looking for a new role where you can gain a sense of satisfaction applying your knowledge and experience, and where you can both support businesses and protect residents and visitors to the borough?

You will become part of our dynamic licensing team which has public safety at its heart. Our residents rely on us to ensure that businesses they use in Elmbridge are safe and licensed – whether that is their local restaurants, bars or taking a taxi home.

To succeed in this role you will:

  • Have a detailed understanding of local authority licensing
  • Be quick thinking, organised and motivated, with a great eye for detail
  • Have great organisational and analytical skills and a curious mind that likes to problem solve
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and the self-confidence needed to deal with the public in a calm and professional manner
  • Be a team player.

You will be part of a larger Planning and Environmental Health team; 70 plus people all working in the best interests of the Elmbridge community.

You will benefit from our excellent pension, as well as the ‘Thrive’ package of employee benefits and discounts with various local businesses. There is also free employee parking.

We offer hybrid working arrangements, as well as your birthday off and we are closed between Christmas and New Year, no annual leave required.

Have a look at the job description and person specification for more details and if you would like an informal discussion on the role, please get in contact with Alia Knights 01372 474737.

Closing date: 9am on  Monday 22 January 2024.

Proposed interview date Wed 31 Jan and/or Thurs 1 Feb 2024.

Equal Opportunities

Elmbridge Borough Council - Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. If you require any adjustments to be able to engage in the recruitment process for this role, please let us know by emailing

How to apply

Please note that we do not accept CVs. We only accept online applications. Our applications can take up to 2hrs to complete but we have prepared some guidelines to help you with the application as it’s such an important part of the process.

To apply use the "Apply Online" button below, which will take you to our Applicant Tracking System ('ATS') where, once you have applied, you can log on to your online account at any time to view the status of any of your applications. By using ATS, you can track the progress of your application(s), receive communications by email, select your own interview time online and see whether you have been made a conditional offer.

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