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Licensing Specialist - South Hams & West Devon Closing Date: 24/10/2021

Department: South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council

Reference; CF164T

Salary details: £32,234 - £35,745 per annum

Job Term: Fixed-term - up to 1 year

Appointment Type: Full Time

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Remote Working / Tavistock / Totnes, Devon

Interview details: To be confirmed

For an informal discussion please contact: Ian Luscombe, Head of Environmental Health and Licensing on 01803 813713 or email

Closing Date: 24 October 2021


Do you embrace change and push boundaries? Are you ready to make a difference?

West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils are shared authorities with an exciting, innovative and forward looking delivery model. We are offering opportunities to customer focused individuals who welcome change and can drive forward and shape new ways of service delivery. In return, we can offer flexible working, including extensive home working, in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects within both Councils.

We are looking for a temporary specialist to carry a range of Licensing inspections and investigations. The role requires the Specialist to work proactively, deal with complex applications, investigate complaints and carry out inspections to ensure the correct application of licensing legislation. The role will take responsibility for a varied programme of casework primarily including, but not limited to, Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Acts related to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licensing, along with various miscellaneous legislation.

The role will work closely with key stakeholders such as elected Members, partner organisations, residents and other stakeholders to establish strong working relationships to enhance service provision.