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Senior Licensing Officer - Kirklees Council Closing Date: 04/01/2022

Senior Licensing Officer    

Directorate: Environment & Climate Change

Team: Licensing

Location: Flint Street

Grade: 11

Salary: £34,728 - £36,922

Hours: 37

Contract: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Licensing Service. We are looking for an experienced individual to join our team who can bring their knowledge and experience to an ever-growing team.

The licensing service has overall responsibility for the administration, inspection and enforcement of licenses issued under the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Private Hire and Hackney Carriage legislation and other General Licensing legislation. The service is extremely busy, and you will be required to promote and actively support the Council’s responsibilities towards safeguarding.

You will represent the service at relevant committees, groups, or meetings where delegated by the Licensing Group Leader.

You will be responsible to the Group Leader in Licensing, and you will be responsible for a team of Licensing Officers within the service.  

We are looking for someone who has/is:

  • Significant experience in working with the following legislation, in both its application and enforcement:
    • Taxi Legislation
    • Licensing Act 2003
    • Gambling Act 2005
    • General Licensing
  • Knowledge and experience of Court proceedings related to licensing
  • Experience of working in an enforcement related environment is essential, including responding to and investigating complaints from a variety of sources regarding breach of licence conditions, offences committed under licensing legislation and performance of activities for which a licence or registration is required, taking proportionate enforcement action when necessary.
  • Experience with the planning, preparation, and development of policy documents in accordance with the current licensing and corporate framework.
  • The ability to organise their own workload and work to deadlines
  • Effective IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Software, LALPAC and Uniform licensing software package

To be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile - this information needs to be inserted under the 'Relevant skills, experience and behaviours' section on the Application Form.

 Senior Licensing Officer - Kirklees Council (

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Fiona Goldsmith (Group Leader – Licensing) on 01484 221000.

Closing date: 4th January 2022

Interview date(s): TBC