Licensing Manager

Lancaster City Council
£31,288 - £36,019 pa + benefits
17 Mar 2017
16 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
New opportunity not to be missed! Lancaster City Council has a unique opportunity available for a Licensing Manager to join the team at Lancaster Town Hall. The role is a full time, permanent position offering a salary of £31,288 - £36,019 per annum plus benefits.

Lancaster City Council can offer this exciting opportunity for a customer-focused and enthusiastic person to join our Licensing Team. Working in the Lancaster District, which includes an enviable and diverse mix of historic city, seaside town, extensive rural areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will be responsible for managing the Council's Licensing functions and staff.

We are ideally looking for candidates who have solid UK practical training, knowledge and experience of Licensing functions relating to Local Government and in particular to the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Hackney Carriages, Private Hire Licenses, sex establishment Licensing, charitable street collection permits, and miscellaneous licensing (including scrap metal dealers).

However your commitment and enthusiasm are most important at a time of real innovation as we review how best to meet the emerging and future demands of our communities.

What are the responsibilities of the Licensing Manager?

This post supports the Food & Safety Manager in promoting the Licensing objectives and strengthening our public protection service capability. Continuously driving improvement in levels of compliance and standards of public protection and safeguarding is a core aim of the service. The challenges presently facing local authorities and regulatory services call for a high degree of individual flexibility, service adaptation and innovation.

Our officers positively seek out and tackle risks, contraventions and failures to achieve acceptable standards. More broadly, the post works to fulfil the service's vision and ultimate aims for (a) improving public protection, (b) raising quality of life, and (c) promoting resilient, self-sustaining and diverse residential, business and visitor communities.

What Essential skills do I need to have to become a Licensing Manager?

- At least 5 GCSE's or equivalent including Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics

- Further / higher education degree or equivalent

- Specialist applied knowledge of current licensing law and functions for which the Council is responsible and relevant to the post, including topical and emerging issues

- Knowledge and understanding of the principles, policies and practices of local government licensing administration, and local authority systems and procedures

- Sound knowledge of law enforcement and good practical regulatory skills

- Ability to advise a licensing committee on law, procedures and technical matters in a professional manner

- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and a proprietary computerised licensing system, preferably Lalpac

- Ability to review and absorb information quickly and accurately

- Able to demonstrate strong evidence of working to the attached competencies

- Ability to regularly work unsociable hours, subject to operational requirements

- Significant practical experience in a senior licensing role including the preparation of and delivering committee reports

- Experience in managing staff, performance management and motivating a team

- Experience in interpreting and enforcing legislation

- Experience in conducting regulatory investigations, producing prosecution files and giving evidence in hearings / court

- Experience in managing a public service budget

We offer our Licensing Manager a fantastic benefits package!

We offer 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days on completion of 5 years service, access to the local government pension scheme, cycle scheme, childcare vouchers and discounted leisure centre membership. The Council currently operates a Flexible Working Hours Scheme.

Closing Date: 4th April 2017

Why not click 'apply' today? Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your career as our Licensing Manager.

Lancaster City Council aims for Equality of Opportunity for All

Lancaster City Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer and has equal opportunities policies with which you are expected to comply at all times. The City Council condemns all forms of harassment and is actively seeking to promote a workplace where employees are treated with dignity, respect and without bias.