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Assistant Licensing Officer / Licensing Officer / Senior Licensing Officer - North Herts Council Closing Date: 25/04/2024

Salary - Salary starting from £25,786 to £38,062 dependent on experience (pay award pending)

Hours - 37 hours per week

Vacancy URL - Apply for this job

Job reference - LEGC2816

Closing date - 25 April 2024 12:00

Interview date - Thursday 9 May 2024

About Us

North Hertfordshire is a large rural district with approximately 125,000 residents with four historic towns, Hitchin, Baldock, Royston and Letchworth Garden City. The Council has a clear vision: We put people first and deliver sustainable services, to enable a brighter future together.

Why work with us?

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in our recruitment practices and in our employment policies. We want our employees to feel safe to express themselves and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of talents. We are dedicated to promoting a healthy work/life balance, valuing our employees, and enabling them to make a difference to the local community.

Our benefits include:

Local Government Pension Scheme (19.5% employer contribution)

Generous annual leave, including Christmas close down period

Occupational sick pay

Free car parking

Discounts, including 50% off NHC gym membership

Flexible working options including flexi scheme and homeworking

The role

Working as part of a small specialist team we are looking to appoint a person to assist with the day-to-day work of the Licensing Team at North Herts Council

It will involve having responsibility for various aspects of licensing and duties will include dealing with the initial applications, the preparation of licences and permissions, provision of advice and guidance, report writing, the inspection of licensed premises, investigation of complaints and formal enforcement action.

The successful candidate will be offered continuous development opportunities.

The experience you will bring

You will have:

Previous experience, or some knowledge, of the local authority licensing functions, particularly regarding the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, hackney carriage and private hire licensing, and other local licensing regimes.

The ability to prioritise, plan and manage your time effectively, demonstrating the ability to meet demanding deadlines.

Experience of communicating verbally and in writing with a wide range of audiences.

The ability to undertake licensing enforcement activities and premises inspections

A willingness to undertake recognised licensing qualifications such as the Professional Licensing Practitioner Qualification from the Institute of Licensing

The successful applicant for the post will be background checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

How to apply

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date.

Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

As a Council committed to equality and diversity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. Disabled people who meet the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

Apply for this job

If you have any questions or require assistance, please email and one of our team will respond to you.

Guidance on completing the application form

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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