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Licensing Officer - Hertsmere Borough Council Closing Date: 30/01/2024

Licensing Officer

£31, 538 - £35,563 (depending on experience)


We are seeking a Licencing Officer who will work under the general direction of the Principal Licensing Officer to contribute to an effective and efficient licensing service.  The small Licensing team sits within a wider comprehensive Environmental Health Service and is responsible for administering and enforcing a variety of licensing regimes.  The most prominent are those related to hackney carriage and private hire vehicles (including drivers and operators) premises licences for alcohol, entertainment late night refreshment under the Licensing Act 2003 and  Gambling Act 2005 as well as regimes relating to  scrap metal, street trading and other miscellaneous matters.

An enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated individual capable of managing a diverse and challenging workload is sought to assist our small team in the delivery of the full range of local authority licensing functions.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a local authority licensing team and be keen to utilise their skills and be accustomed to processing applications, providing advice to the public, colleagues and councillors, and carrying out a range of compliance / enforcement activity.

We expect applicants to have good working knowledge of all the licensing regimes dealt with by the Council, or, if specialist in one area, a willingness to take on and learn other areas.

Applicants must have good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interpret and convey complex information both verbally and in writing. Excellent organisational skills, the ability to manage one’s own workload, prioritise and solve problems are a necessity in the role.

The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis (36 hours per week). 

Benefits include 26 – 31 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service) plus one floating day per annum, local government pension scheme, flexible working hours (including the opportunity to take up to 2 days flexi leave per month), free car parking, free gym membership, free yoga classes, cycle scheme, free Beryl Bike scheme, and season ticket loans. 

The Council operates a hybrid working system where employees may work two days per week from home.

Hertsmere is located in southern Hertfordshire and is an attractive environment in which to live and work. It adjoins Greater London and has excellent road and rail links making London and the Home Counties easily accessible.

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For further details or discussion about the role please contact Adam Ward or 0208 207 2277

Closing date:  Tuesday 30th January, 10am