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Senior Licensing Officer - Folkestone & Hythe District Council Closing Date: 28/05/2024

Employer: Folkestone & Hythe District Council

Salary: £35,601 to £40,464 (Grade F)

Location: Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Hours: 37 hours per week.

DBS Check: Yes

Closing Date: 28/05/2024 at 09:00

Reference: H&O/24/279638

Ranked in the Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK, and in Lonely Planet as one of the best places to visit in the world, Folkestone & Hythe is a dynamic and innovative place to live, work and visit.

Based in our offices in the heart of Folkestone, you’ll have easy access to transport links including HS1, Folkestone’s regenerated town centre, the seafront, harbour and old town creative quarter, and our extraordinary and vibrant landscapes and communities.  

Recognised by Best Companies as an outstanding organisation to work for, we have a real focus on supporting career development, wellbeing and family-friendly initiatives, and an agile working culture that enables home working.

You can also expect an excellent benefits package that includes corporate membership, discount and salary sacrifice schemes, reimbursement of professional membership fees, up to 31 days’ holiday and Christmas closure, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, and much more.

About you

We are currently looking for a Senior Licensing Officer to take an active lead in the day to day running of the Licensing Team. The role would be suitable for a licensing professional with a licensing qualification and at least two years’ local authority enforcement/compliance experience in a Licensing Team.

The post holder will be responsible for issuing and monitoring compliance with all licenses, registrations and associated conditions as well as investigating complaints and undertaking enforcement action when appropriate. This will include, premises licenses, gambling, street trading, hackney carriage and private hire, animal welfare, caravan sites and scrap metal dealers. Duties will also include the requirement to attend Licensing Hearings and Court and to give evidence and present issues and reports to the Licensing Committee and the Licensing sub Committee.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to operate on own initiative with minimal supervision, high level of attention to detail and accuracy, and a flexible approach, as post requires some evening and weekend working, with the ability to travel around the district in an effective and efficient manner.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Nicola Wilson (Environmental Health & Licensing Manager) on 01303 853262 or email:

The closing date for receipt of all completed application forms is 9am on Tuesday 28 May 2024

Interviews are due to be held w/c 10 June 2024.

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