Licensing Enforcement Officer

Recruiter
Choice Recruitment Group
Location
Catterick Garrison, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1225300499
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:

To carry out a range of enforcement activities in relation to licensed premises, persons and activities within the scope of the Licensing Service.

SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

SUPERVISION AND GUIDANCE:

Responsible to the Environmental Health and Housing Options Manager.

RANGE OF DECISION MAKING:

Determining applications under specific legislation in accordance with Council policies.

Determining whether a person is "fit and proper" to be the holder of a licence and to take any appropriate enforcement action.

Investigation of complaints about licensing matters, evaluation of information and assessment whether any contraventions have taken place and decide on appropriate enforcement action where required.

Undertaking inspections and investigations of licensed premises and vehicles to assess their compliance with licensing conditions and deciding on an appropriate course of action to secure compliance where appropriate.

Make recommendations to the Environmental Health and Housing Options Manager for legal action or for consideration by the Licensing Committee as appropriate.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR ASSETS, BUDGETS, MATERIALS, ETC:

Responsible for the security of Criminal Records relating to persons applying for or having a licence.

Responsible for ensuring electronic and paper records are correctly and securely maintained.

Maintaining public registers within the scope of the Licensing Team.

RANGE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage and develop people
  • To assist with the training of Student Environmental Health Officers or other trainees where required.

Operational services
  • To process applications for licences and registrations which fall within the remit of the Council and the Environmental Health and Housing Options Service.
  • To inspect premises and vehicles for compliance with regulations and licence conditions including visits outside normal working hours as required.
  • To ensure that hackney carriage and private hire vehicles are subject to mechanical examination by approved garages at appropriate intervals.
  • To undertake checks on licence applications (where appropriate) with the DBS.
  • To investigate requests for service, including interviews with members of the public, licence holders and other stakeholders, and where necessary initiate appropriate enforcement action.
  • To maintain appropriate records in relation to licences.

·To undertake ad hoc visits and research to ascertain whether illegal or unauthorised operations exist and take appropriate enforcement action.
  • To carry out such administrative duties commensurate with the post and to keep and maintain records
  • To operate ICT systems associated with this post.
  • To undertake such other duties of a comparable nature and level of responsibility as may be required from time to time by the Environmental Health and Housing Options Manager.
  • To support the efficient implementation and continuing development of the shared service, to agreed objectives for both authorities.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1.5 GCSE's (Grade A-C) or equivalent (A)

EXPERIENCE

2.At least one years' practical experience in an inquiry/investigation-related position.(A)

3.Knowledge of the requirements of the law relating to Premises, Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licensing.(A)

PERSONAL COMPETENCIES

4.Ability to relate to people.

5.An excellent communicator.

6.Ability to produce reports of a complex and sensitive nature.

7.Ability to apply legislation practically.

8.Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

9.A good team worker.

10.Flexible.

11.Assertiveness when required.

12.Ability to keep abreast of changes in licensing law and practice.

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