Licensing Officer

Choice Recruitment Group
Basildon, UK
10 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

The service is responsible for administering and enforcing a variety of licensing, registration and permit regimes, including those related to hackney carriage and private hire vehicles; alcohol, entertainments and late night refreshments; gambling premises and lotteries; charity collections; animal establishments, scrap metal and street trading.The post-holder reports to the Senior Licensing Officer.


1.To administer applications for the grant, renewal, transfer and variation of a variety of licenses, registrations and permits.

2.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

Minimum of 2 years experience within the Licensing Team of a local authority (or similar relevant work experience

NOTE:2 years experience IS ESSENTIAL if minimum qualification criterion (3.2 'Education and Training') is not met.

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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