Temporary (22.20h per week)
3 shifts (1 night shift- Friday or Saturday)
Our client is looking for an Licensing Officer to join them ASAP.
To undertake the administration and enforcement of the licensing and registration functions administered by Public Protection to ensure compliance with statute, and the Council's and Service Area's performance targets and policies, so as to provide an effective, efficient and responsive service for customers and the public
To undertake, and to ensure the effective administration and enforcement of appropriate licensing functions assigned to the service area, including: Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Drivers Vehicles Operators, Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act and others as appropriate.
To ensure that, prior to the issuing of any licence or registration that: The application is valid and all necessary documents and fees in connection with the application have been received and are fully in accordance with Statute and Council policies; any appropriate and necessary consultations or investigations, including where appropriate, a Criminal Record Bureau check, has been undertaken and responses received; if necessary, carry out an inspection of the application site/vehicle. In liaison with the Senior Licensing Officer, and in accordance with Council policies, where any valid application cannot be granted, to prepare an appropriate report for the matter to be referred to the Council’s Licensing Committee for determination.
To fully liaise with applicants, consultees, objectors and other responsible authorities in respect of any licence application in an attempt to resolve any issue which may then enable the application to be granted.
To ensure that all applications are determined within any prescribed statutory time periods or Council performance indicators and to ensure that the Senior Licensing Officer and /or the Principal Environmental Health Officer (Health and Safety/Licensing) is properly advised well in advance, of any applications which are anticipated to not be properly determined within such time restrictions.
To inspect licensed premises, vehicles or any other licensed activity to ensure that any statute or any conditions attached to the licence are being properly observed.
To carry out all appropriate enquiries, respond to complaints and where necessary to prepare evidence including conducting PACE interviews, in respect of breaches of appropriate licensing legislation and to attend the Courts of Law to give evidence as and when necessary.
To attend, in support of, or as a representative of, the Senior Licensing Officer, at appropriate meetings of Council Committees, working parties, project groups or other similar groups relevant to the duties of the post.
To ensure the entry of all appropriate data onto the computer programmes in respect of the licensing function and to use other appropriate computer software to enhance service delivery.
To generally carry out all administrative functions, respond to all matters including correspondence, and maintain all proper records in accordance with the service area or council procedures and policies, including the appropriate use of information technology
To take reasonable care of own and others safety; to co-operate with managers/ supervisors in complying with statutory health & safety duties; to report incidents, accidents, faults etc.
To write committee reports and where required to present them to licensing (and sub) committees.
To issue appropriate statutory notices to persons and/or businesses.
To carry out more demanding investigations which are likely to lead to legal action.
To carry out these duties independently.