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Licensing Officer(s) – Kirklees Council Closing Date: 16/01/2022

Organisation  Kirklees Council

Directorate  Environment & Climate Change

Service Area  Environment Services

Hours  37

Number of Jobs  Numerous

Location(s)  Flint Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG

Position type  Temporary and Permanent

Length of contract  Temporary contract until November 2022

Grade  Grade 9

Salary  £27,741 - £30,451

Enhancements / additional payments details  Plus, night-time enhancement


An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Licensing Service. We are looking for experienced individuals to join our team who can bring their knowledge and experience to an ever-growing team.

The licensing service has overall responsibility for the administration, inspection and enforcement of licenses issued under the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Private Hire and Hackney Carriage legislation and other General Licensing legislation. The service is extremely busy, and you will be required to promote and actively support the Council’s responsibilities towards safeguarding.

You will be responsible to the Group Leader in Licensing, and you will contribute to the effective and efficient performance of the licensing service.   

We are looking for people who have:

  • Experience in working with the following legislation, in both its application and enforcement:
    • Taxi Legislation
    • Licensing Act 2003
    • Gambling Act 2005
    • General Licensing
  • Knowledge and experience of Court proceedings related to licensing and experience of working with and adhering to PACE, CPIA and RIPA
  • Experience of working in an enforcement related position
  • Has the ability to organise their own workload, work to deadlines and contribute to service improvement planning and project work.
  • Effective IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Software and Uniform licensing software package
  • Ability to carry out inspection and enforcement duties outside normal office hours
  • Knowledge and understanding of including and diversity issues

To be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile - this information needs to be inserted under the 'Relevant skills, experience and behaviours' section on the Application Form.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Fiona Goldsmith (Group Leader – Licensing) on 01484 221000.

Closing date  16 January 2022, 11:55 PM