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Licensing Officer - Stevenage Borough Council Closing Date: 10/01/2022

Job Title: Licensing Officer

Post Reference Number: 000518

Working Hours: 37

Grade: 6 (salary from £30,451 – £33,782) pro rata for hours worked 

Contract: Permanent                      

Location: Stevenage

This is an exciting time for Stevenage Borough Council, with a comprehensive town centre regeneration scheme underway, which is delivering on the ‘Future Town, Future Council’ strategic vision.

We are looking for a Licensing Officer to join our busy Licensing team. You will be a key player in a multi-disciplinary team delivering the full range of statutory licensing functions across the Borough.  The work will be varied and includes taxis, alcohol and entertainment, gambling, scrap metal, animal activities and street trading; the role will span all licensing functions.  You will be involved with processing applications from receipt to issue, including preparing and presenting reports to sub-committee, interpreting and applying relevant legislation and guidance and undertaking investigations or enforcement as appropriate.

Ideally you will bring with you knowledge and experience of the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 and some or all of the other licensing functions provided by the service. You will be organised, accurate and flexible with strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative. Experience of Idox Uniform database software is desirable. You may have an appropriate professional qualification or experience in a related field. You will be adaptable and organised with an eye for detail and capable of working under pressure.  You must be willing to carry out duties at flexible times including occasional evenings, weekends and public holidays.

 Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

  • Pension Scheme: We offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements.
  • Part time and Job share: all our full time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
  • 24 days holiday rising to 30 days (depending on Local Government service)
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.
  • Employee Discounts: via monthly paid membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) 
  • Discounted Health and Fitness membership at SLL
  • Trade Unions: For a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union. 


Application Details

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Maurice Clay 01438 242175

For an application pack and to apply online, please visit   Please quote the correct post reference number when applying.

Please note that Stevenage Borough Council cannot accept CV’s, all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form which can be found at the above link.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 10 January 2022

Interviews will be held Week Commencing 24 January 2022

Please note that if we receive a large volume of applications for this role, we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the published closing date

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All. For further information please click here.