Enforcement, Other Roles
Competitive Salary Offered
Job description Licensing Officer
Licensing / Regulatory Officer x 2 – This will involve some licence application work for hospitality and special treatment premises and will also involve site visits to businesses to offer advice and guidance on Covid Secure arrangements and key Covid requirements. This will be loosely based on the Licensing Officer JD which is below
6 month assignment,
To undertake regulatory duties including the processing and determination of licences in relation alcohol, entertainment, gambling, sex establishments, street trading, marriage, etc to ensure the statutory functions of the council are met.
To manage, with a minimum level of supervision, your own workload.
To carry out inspections of premises seeking to be licensed and premises currently licensed to ensure compliance with the Councils required standards i.e., Public Safety, the protection of children from harm, the prevention of public nuisance and the prevention of crime and disorder.
To assess licence applications in line with the statutory requirements and Council policy.
To prepare and present cases for the Licensing Committee to determine.
To prepare cases for prosecutions and appeals when instructed to do so by the Licensing Service Manager
To carry out enforcement work where necessary in line with Council Policy.
No direct supervisory responsibility, however, may be required to assist.
in induction and training of peers and new employees.
Resident & Community Contribution
To demonstrate understanding of the Council’s Customer Care
Standards and ensure that these standards are met in order to deliver the Council vision of ‘putting our residents first’.
To help provide a safe, fair, well regulated environment for residents and businesses operating in the borough.
Operational Service Delivery
a) To be an Authorised Officer and/or be fully conversant in the following
The Licensing Act 2003
The Gambling Act 2005
The Safety at Sports Grounds Act 1975
The Fire Safety and Safety at Places of Sport Act 1987
The Marriage Act 1949 (Amended by The Marriage Act 1994)
The London Local Authorities Act 1990 (as amended)
The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
The Highways Act 1980
The Environmental Protection Act 1990
To be fully conversant with the requirements for licensed premises.
To conduct compliance and/or enforcement inspections to ensure that premises are compliant.
To investigate any complaints in relation to licensed or unlicensed premises.
To liaise effectively with all internal and external contacts in relation to licence applications and or enforcement actions.
To be responsible for the processing and preparation of Licences within the specified time limits.
To mediate between applicants and objectors where there is a reasonable chance that such contested applications can be successfully resolved.
To prepare and present detailed reports for applications referred to the Licensing sub-committee. To provide advice and guidance to Members of the Licensing Committee.
In consultation with the Licensing Service Manager, to instigate and prepare cases for prosecution, where necessary, and to attend Court to act as a technical expert witness.
To manage a personal workload and record work on back-office system.
Undertake any specific tasks or instructions as determined by the
Licensing Service Manager.
To convene, facilitate and chair Safety Advisory group (SAG) meetings in
relation to the large events.
To provide advice and guidance to applicants, members of the public and
outside organisations on matters relating to licensing.
Service Planning & Development
Maintain knowledge of the current Team Plan and understanding of own
contribution in order to ensure delivery of the plan.
Financial & Resource Management
To demonstrate cost-consciousness and identify any cost effective.
To identify and suggest any improvements to current ways of working in
order to deliver a more efficient and effective service for customers.
Elected Members, officers at all levels, senior managers
Responsible Authorities, Solicitors, applicants, licence holders, company
representatives, Residents Associations, Chambers of Commerce,
members of the public.
Complete other reasonable tasks in order to fulfil role purpose or as instructed by management.
Key Performance Indicators
To meet targets as set
Determination of licences, any permits and variations or revocations within prescribed time limits in accordance with legal requirements.
Production and sign off reports as required.
National Certificate for Licensing Practitioners
(Licensing & Gambling) or relevant qualification at a comparable level or relevant experience at a comparable level
High standard of English and Mathematics Current Membership of the Institute of Licensing
Statutory or Role Specific Requirements
Willingness to work occasionally out of hours if the needs of the service require.
Current, full UK driving licence or equivalent and use of a car for business purposes.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a licensing regulatory background
Experience of local government committees' enforcement action.
Involvement with prosecution cases
Experience of formal report writing to a high standard.
Knowledge & Skills
To be able to communicate verbally and in writing, with a wide cross section of the public,
To manage your own workload with minimum supervision
To be able to write full detailed reports and to present such reports to the Licensing.
To be able to collect evidence, prepare cases for prosecution and, where necessary, to attend court to give evidence.
“Can do” positive attitude.
Remains motivated, even when under pressure, to ensure that a high standard of customer service is maintained. Demonstrate a commitment to changing working practices and thinking.
Takes responsibility and delivers results Maintains focus when dealing with a variety of tasks or priorities, overcoming problems and making well considered decisions.
Acts as a role model to others in the team, sharing knowledge and experience where necessary, whilst respecting and valuing the contribution that other team members' experiences can bring.
Demonstrate well developed written and verbal communication skills, and the confidence to present reports and verbal accounts credibly to a variety of different audiences,
Develops contacts and relationships with customer / client groups, regularly reviewing service delivery and taking responsibility to ensure quality service provision.
Takes ownership of personal development Takes action to develop own and others' capability and knowledge by promoting and supporting developmental opportunities to improve performance.