Licensing Officer

Salary:  (PO3-6) £31,401 - £34,106 plus local weighting allowance £857 and an essential car user allowance 

37 hours per week

The Role:- Licensing Officer

An experienced and enthusiastic Licensing Officer is required to fill a permanent vacancy within the Projects and Compliance team within Regulatory Services.  This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a busy team with a varied and challenging workload. 

You will be responsible for the day to day functioning of the Licensing service providing the lead on all aspects of local licensing.  The duties include the processing and determination of Licensing applications in respect of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles, Drivers and Operators, implementing the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003, in relation to public houses, clubs, late night refreshment houses and temporary events and administering the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005.  In addition you will be preparing reports and presenting them at Licensing Committee, leading in the development of plans and policies and undertaking enforcement work to regulate licensable activities in Three Rivers. You will be required to attend Court as both prosecutor and to defend the Council at licensing appeals.

You will need to be well organised with strong verbal, written and presentation skills, able to work on your own initiative and have the vision and ability to contribute to the continuous improvement and modernisation of the service.  Experience with licensing legislation and procedure or a similar statutory enforcement role is essential and you must be able to tackle a varied workload. You will need to be able to demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the functions of Local Government organisations. 

You must possess a clean driving licence and have daily access to personal transport and be familiar with IT.  You will need to be prepared to work flexibly as out of hours work will be required to fulfil the enforcement aspects of the role. 

We offer a competitive package which includes up to 28 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days with 5 years service), Local Government Pension Scheme, paid professional membership subscription, development and training opportunities, free staff parking, leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits.

For an informal discussion contact Matthew Roberts, Team Leader, at or telephone 01923 776611.

Closing Date:-  17th May 2018 at midnight

An application pack for this position can be downloaded from the panel to the right of this advert.

Completed applications should be emailed to the Shared HR Service for Watford Borough and Three Rivers District Council or returned to Human Resources at Watford Town Hall.

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