Woking Borough Council has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced professional to join our busy and dedicated Licensing Team as a Senior Licensing Officer on a full time, permanent basis.
Reporting to the Head of Environmental Health, in this role you'll be responsible for alcohol, entertainment, gambling, taxi and private hire, and sex establishments, ensuring licences are processed and granted within the statutory timeframe; investigating and taking appropriate enforcement action where necessary. The postholder will also provide advice and assistance to members of the public, elected members and other Council departments, prepare Committee reports and deal with complaints and enquiries. You will also line manage the Licensing Officer. Attendance at evening meetings and the flexibility to work out of hours when necessary, is required.
We are looking for someone with experience in Licensing and a knowledge of licensing legislation and process. This is a varied role suited to someone with excellent organisational and customer service skills, and ideally with experience of regulation and enforcement. It is important that you have a positive and confident outlook, experience of working with diverse client groups and can communicate accurately and effectively with a wide range of people.
This role requires the post holder to hold a valid full driver’s licence.
Woking Borough Council offers in return:
- A competitive salary (W4 - £33,048 to £39,717 dependent on experience)
- Flexible benefits Allowance
- 23 days annual leave
- Flexi time scheme
- Membership of the local government pension scheme
- Discounted health and leisure membership
- Excellent career opportunities for committed individuals.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Council will offer assistance and further details will be in the job application pack.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post. An assessment may be required. If you have any queries or would like to discuss this further, please contact the Human Resources team.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Emma Bourne, Head of Environmental Health 01483 743840 or Derrick Laing, Licensing Officer 01483 743015.
Closing Date: 19th February 2024 at 12:00 (noon)
Interview Date: 27th February 2024