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Principal Licensing Officer - Buckinghamshire Council Closing Date: 29/05/2022

Principal Licensing Officer 

£42,698 - £44,888

Closing date: 29th May 2022

Interviews: w/c 6th June 2022



An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our busy Licensing Service in a lead strategic technical role. The work is diverse and challenging and will give you the opportunity to use your professional expertise and skills with a high degree of autonomy. 

From building relationships with key partners, elected members and stakeholders to the development of core licensing strategy and policy for the Council, this is a varied and rewarding role, where you’ll see the impact of your work in front of you. 

About the role: 

As a Principal Licensing Officer, you will work as one of the Council’s principal technical experts on all statutory licensing matters including premises licensing, taxi licensing, animal licensing and gambling, and advise elected members, managers and colleagues on the strategic impact of Government legislation in these areas. You will be a key member of the Licensing Service management team, able to focus your skills and expertise primarily on legal and technical licensing matters.


Key responsibilities:

  • Leading the strategic development, review and implementation of licensing policy and process in a way that supports the Council’s wider aims and objectives.
  • Advising elected politicians, managers and colleagues on the impacts of changes to government legislation and guidance.
  • Overseeing and advising on complex decisions on licensing sanctions and legal action, including appeals and prosecutions. 
  • Identifying training needs for staff delivering licensing services, working with team managers to ensure that staff are sufficiently trained, supported and competent to deliver effective and dependable investigations and outcomes.  
  • Preparing, producing and presenting technical reports at Licensing Committees and other forums
  • Contributing to and delivering projects to continuously improve service delivery for customers and users


About the Business Unit

Our Communities directorate work across the county to deliver a number of the key customer-facing services that our residents, businesses, and visitors rely on every day. 

The Licensing Service sits within Neighbourhood Services and is focused on delivering an efficient, effective, and customer focused service. The Service operates Monday to Friday with occasional work required out of hours at evenings and at weekends. Some of the roles can be done remotely but face-to-face office-based work will also be required with travel between main office sites on occasion.


For further information and to apply online