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Senior Licensing Officer - Runnymede Borough Council Closing Date: 21/01/2024

Employer: Runnymede Borough Council
Reference: 2280ES
Published: Tue 02/01/2024, 10:21 AM
Closing on: Sun 21/01/2024, 23:59 PM
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £35,508 - £39,424
DBS Check: Enhanced
Location: Runnymede Borough Council, Surrey

About the role

An opportunity has arisen for a committed and enthusiastic Senior Licensing Officer to lead our Licensing service. The post is within the Environmental Services department and the role includes responsibility for alcohol, entertainment, gambling, taxi and private hire, scrap metal and sex establishments. You will line manage our Licensing Officer and Licensing Administrator fostering a positive and supportive team that thrives at what they do.

The Senior Licensing Officer will ensure licences are processed and granted within the statutory timeframe; investigate and take appropriate enforcement action where necessary. The postholder will also provide advice and assistance to members of the public, elected members and other Council departments, prepare reports, deal with correspondence and present information to professional and lay audiences. Attendance at evening meetings and the flexibility to work out of hours when necessary is required.

About you

You will have at least two years’ experience of delivering licensing (or another regulatory service) working with a high degree of autonomy. You’ll be confident with people with evidence of at least 2 years licensing (or regulatory service) related CPD.

About Runnymede

Runnymede is an ambitious, passionate, and progressive council with a forward- thinking attitude and award-winning departments. As a Borough Council, we are committed to our four core values and goals which we demonstrate through our ongoing policies and projects.  We are always keen to improve our services and welcome innovative and proactive individuals who are open minded and have a positive approach in supporting our vision. 

You will join a small but effective team that enable compliant and responsible businesses to thrive whilst protecting the public and local residents from impacts that can arise from non-compliance such as crime, anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance. Partnership working is central to the team.


  • Hybrid working 3 days in the office, 2 days working from home
  • Flexible working 7am-7pm (Core hours are 10-11.30am & 2.30pm-4pm) and Flexi-leave
  • 28 Days annual leave, plus 8 days bank holidays and 1 extra day at Christmas
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Payment of one professional membership per annum
  • Cycle to work + further related discounts
  • Season ticket loan
  • Health insurance plan after 3 years’ service
  • Mileage allowance

How to apply

For more information on the role and to apply please visit: Runnymede Borough Council Jobs | Surrey Jobs

We are passionate about building an inclusive and diverse workforce and we welcome applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds, skills and abilities. If it is difficult for you to apply online, please contact Human Resources at or on 01932 425516 who will be able to assist you.

For an informal chat about this role please contact Daniel Bradding, Principal Environmental Health Officer on 01932425733 or

Closing Date: Sunday 21st January 2024 at 11:59pm

Interview Date: Monday 29th January 2024

If you do not hear from us within two weeks from the closing date you have not been successful on this occasion. Thank you for considering Runnymede Borough Council.

Runnymede Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults with care support needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You may be requested to present your identification at the interview stage and there will be several checks conducted during the onboarding process inclusive of an enhanced DBS check for specified roles.