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Licensing Officer – Wigan Council Closing Date: 19/09/2021

Licensing Officer – Wigan Council

Salary: Grade 5, £20,493 - £23,080 per annum

Contract: permanent

Working hours: full time 37 hours per week

Application deadline: 11 59 pm, 19th Sep 2021


Trading Standards

Wigan Life Centre South
College Avenue

Your role:

We are looking for an individual with significant administration experience and a demonstrable knowledge in relation to Licensing functions, and someone who can make a positive contribution to the team.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic team, who are responsible for the processing and issuing of a variety of licences and registrations. You will provide advice and guidance to ensure customers and businesses are compliant with various legislation and policy requirements.

About you:

You will be knowledgeable and passionate about Licensing matters and keen to ensure compliance and promote public safety in Wigan.

You will be a confident and highly motivated individual, who is an excellent team player. You will also have the confidence to work independently, displaying initiative and enthusiasm for change.

You will have varied administrative experience and be proficient using various IT systems and software.

You will have experience of providing excellent customer service and partnership working with internal and external organisations.

You will work closely with the existing Officers in the team to deliver an efficient and effective service to Customers, whilst adhering to” The Deal’ principles of the Council.

Your application should demonstrate your ability to meet the essential job requirements listed under ‘in this job you will need’.  We recommend the use of headers.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

The Licensing Team is a busy team, and we are looking for an individual who will make a valuable contribution. You will be part of an exciting service in which no two days are the same and will be dealing with a range of issues that impact significantly on our businesses and communities.
You will be supported with professional development to enhance your skills and experience personally, and those of the team.

You can learn more about the work of the Licensing Team to demonstrate your knowledge via our website

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

Covid Safe

Wigan Council are proud to be a Covid safe organisation. For some of this role you will be required to work from home and connect with your team and others virtually. However, there may be occasions where you are required to go into a council building to carry out part of your role. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of utmost importance to us and if you are required to use a council building, a risk assessment will be conducted beforehand and the appropriate safety measures put in place.

For further information, please contact Joanne Brockley at

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Interview date: Week Commencing Monday 27 September 2021

Interviews will be held remotely


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