Licensing Officer - Basildon

Recruiter
BBL Recruitment
Location
Basildon, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Jun 2019
Closes
27 Jun 2019
Ref
1185403269
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Licensing Officer - Basildon
Pay: £16.79ph umbrellaHours: 36.25 a weekDuration: 2 month ongoingSector: PublicScope: Inside IR-35
Main Purpose:
  • To work under the general direction of the Senior Licensing Officer and Managers in the Environmental Health Service to ensure the effective and efficient running of the licensing service and discharge the Council's statutory duties in respect of a range of licensing functions and to serve the Council, its Committee Members and Officers.The section contributes to the work of the Department as part of a comprehensive Environmental Health Service not only to fulfill statutory functions and respond effectively to customers, but also to assist in the delivery of relevant corporate objectives.
Duties:
  • To administer applications for the grant, renewal, transfer and variation of a variety of licenses, registrations and permits.
  • To liaise with various external and internal departments and agencies including police, fire service, Disclosure and Barring Service, etc. and to maintain public registers of licenses issued.
  • To carry out associated licensing enforcement responsibilities including responding to complaints, carrying out routine inspections, interviewing witnesses and licensees and others. These duties may include formal interviews of individuals subject to potential criminal prosecution under caution; preparing committee reports, files of evidence and statements; giving evidence at the licensing committee and magistrates and other appropriate courts acting as a witness or investigating officer.
  • To have direct customer contact by contacting licensees (and their representatives, including licensing solicitors) if there are problems with their licence by telephone or requesting a face to face meeting to discuss problems with the licence application and negotiate solutions and if necessary to refuse the licence application and remit to applicant.
  • To assist in providing a comprehensive licensing service, including contributing to the formation, review and update of license conditions and policies.
  • To assist in the management of the financial aspects of administering licensing functions, including ensuring the correct fees are levied and expenditure is accounted for.
  • To assist in the development and implementation of enforcement strategies and programmes for the team's licensing functions to optimise service delivery and encourage compliance with licensing standards.
  • To conduct interviews and investigations in order to support the licensing regimes and to undertake enforcement where breaches are identified.
  • To respond to service requests and enquiries and assist the Senior Licensing Officer in investigating complaints and incidents in accordance with internal and external protocols.
  • To carry out inspections or relevant sites, buildings, facilities, etc and the examination of records, vehicles and equipment.
Education and Training:
  • 4 GCSE's to include English and Maths or equivalent
  • Professional membership of a recognised organisation relevant to the post e.g. NALEO, IoL, CIEH.
  • Possession of recognised qualification(s) related to local authority licensing functions e.g. Certificate of Higher Education in Licensing Law
  • Full driving licence is essential (adaptations will be taken into account if required under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).
Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years experience within the Licensing Team of a local authority (or similar relevant work experience
  • Practical experience of enforcement of licensing law relating to licensing of hackney carriage and private hire vehicles and in relation to regulated entertainment, sale of alcohol, gambling premises.
  • Practical experience of enforcement of licensing law in relation to other areas of licensing including animal licensing and street trading.


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