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Technical Officer (Licensing) - Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Closing Date: 20/08/2023

About us

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

The Role

Technical Officer (Licensing) We are seeking a Licensing Enforcement Officer. Reporting to the Licensing Team Leader, this role will be the lead officer for licensing enforcement. The team is responsible for a variety of licensing functions, including Alcohol and Entertainment, Taxi and Private Hire Licensing, Gambling, Scrap Metal, Sex Entertainment Venues, Street Trading and Pavement Licenses.

Key requirements

This role will include: • Assessing licensing applications • Conducting background checks • Issuing or withdrawing licenses • Monitoring for breaches of conditions • Conducting proportionate and timely enforcement action • Conducting compliance checks and visits • Investigation of complaints • Preparing and presenting reports to Committees • Working effectively with external organisations, local communities/stakeholders, and multi-agency forums.

Skills & Experience

We are looking for someone with excellent customer care skills, who can prioritise and organise their own workload, enjoys a challenge, and is confident in challenging situations.

Experience of working in an enforcement role, in activities such as regulatory inspections/audits, investigations, response to complaints or requests for advice, is essential. It will be an advantage for you to have licensing experience and a qualification in licensing, such as the Professional Licensing Practitioners Qualification. However, for suitable candidates training can be provided. You will have or need to develop a good understanding of local authority licensing legislation, interpret legislation and guidance. You will give advice and take appropriate action based on the correct legislation, licence conditions and guidance. The nature of the post requires a flexible approach and the ability to travel around the local area and occasionally work unsocial hours. Further details for the post are contained in the appropriate job description and person specification. For an informal discussion please contact Ricky Casserly on 024 7637 6510 (Licensing Team Leader).

Additional Information

As an employer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holiday allowance and childcare vouchers. This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. Please note that all applications must be received on an online application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application. Any communication with you will be via email, so please check your email, including spam/junk folders, and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.