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Licensing Support Officer - Nottingham City Council Closing Date: 18/08/2023

Working for Nottingham City Council has great benefits. As well as competitive pay, great leave entitlement and access to a generous pension scheme, we strive to create an innovative, inclusive and progressive work culture where everyone is supported to do and be their very best. 

In return, we are looking for people like you - people who are innovative, driven and committed to serving and improving Nottingham.  So, if you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of those who live and work in our city, we want to hear from you.

About the Role

As a Licensing Support Officer your day to day tasks will include, planning and managing a reactive busy workload of processing applications made for taxi driver licences, vehicle licensing and regulatory licences and permits to include skin piercing, free printed material, small society lotteries and many other application types. 

You will be required to follow procedures in respect of the applications made, take payments, enter details into a computer system and create and issue licences and permits working within a legislative framework.

There are currently 3 vacancies within the Licensing Team

About You

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Basic maths and English 
  • Ability to use Information Technology including Microsoft Packages including outlook and word 
  • Ability to plan and manage a reactive workload 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment using your own initiative to prioritise your workload on a daily basis 

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, is an essential requirement for the role.

At Nottingham City Council we believe that work is what you do, not where you do it.  We offer different working arrangements, depending on the role, including hybrid working. Further information on Worker Types and what these mean in terms of how and where you work can be found on the additional information for applicants page.

For informal enquiries please contact Melanie Bird, Licensing Compliance Manager, Telephone: 07903 702608 or by email at

Please note there may be occasions where we close the advert before the closing date and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Interviews will be held: to be confirmed 

Thank you for your interest in working for Nottingham City Council. As one of the largest employers in Nottingham we offer a wide range of roles across a range of services. In return for your skill, drive and commitment to serving the people of Nottingham, we can help you to develop an exciting and rewarding career, with access to the following benefits. 

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service) + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme offering 17.9%
  • Smart Working – to support your work life balance
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres, cinema, shopping and much more!

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.    

We are supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible and we would encourage you to discuss this with us during the selection process, should this be something you are interested in.