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(Trainee) (Senior) Licensing Technician - Preston City Council Closing Date: 09/10/2023

Location:                   Town Hall

Salary:                       £21,968 to £31,099 per annum

Post Type:                 Full Time

Contract Type:        Permanent

Closing Date:           23.59 hours BST on Monday 09 October 2023

Reference:                COEH04007

Salary scale: Grade 4 to 8 £21,968 - £31,099 per annum (subject to Career Grade Scheme)

We are looking for a licensing practitioner to help protect public safety through the delivery of the Council’s Licensing Service. Working within a team of Licensing Technicians and reporting to the Licensing Manager, the job involves processing various licences in connection with the sale and supply of alcohol, regulated entertainment, taxi services, gambling, and a wide range of other licensable activities.

The post is career graded and provides an excellent opportunity to further develop your licensing experience including progression to Senior Licensing Technician where you will carry out the full range of licensing duties including enforcement work. For those new to licensing work there is an opportunity for appointment as Trainee Licensing Technician. Full training will be given, and ongoing support provided for those who wish to develop their licensing career.

Good administrative skills and an ability to communicate effectively with the public are essential requirements. Suitable candidates must also be able to plan, organise and manage their own workloads, use time effectively and work with the minimum of supervision.

Commencement salary will be dependent on your relevant experience. Appointment will be at either Trainee, Senior, or Licensing Technician level, with progression in accordance with the Career Grade Scheme. Contracted hours are 37 hours per week Monday to Friday.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of employee benefits including flexi time, hybrid working, a minimum of 25 days’ annual leave (plus Bank Holidays), family friendly policies, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, Local Government Pension Scheme, AVC’s, life assurance scheme, payment of professional fees, discounted parking, cycle to work scheme and discounted bus and rail fares.

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Closing date: Midnight 9th October 2023
Interview date: Interviews will be held on 18th October 2023.

For an informal discussion prior to application please contact Craig Sharp