Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer

Employer
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
The Core
Salary
£35,745 - £41,418 p.a. Incremental progression subject to performance.
Closing date
25 Feb 2024
Reference
SOL000005977

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Community safety
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Hours:
37.0 Hours per Week

It’s a great time to join our busy, customer-focussed, and proactive Licensing Team as a Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer.

Keeping people safe is at the heart of everything we do, and you will be given the unique opportunity to work across our socially and economically diverse Borough, helping us to develop and deliver a first-class service across the full range of licensing regimes, including taxis, Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Animal licensing and street trading.

Join us on our digital journey, supporting the implementation and development of a new ICT system as we look to enable greater levels of customer self-serve to achieve better outcomes for people and businesses. There are also opportunities for collaboration, working closely with other teams within the Council as well as external partners.

To be successful in this in busy and interesting role you will have.

  • A relevant licensing/regulatory qualification or be able to demonstrate significant experience and knowledge to enable you to carry out the duties of the role.
  • Highly effective communication and investigative skills.
  • Experience in providing advice and guidance on regulatory and/or enforcement issues
  • Proven knowledge of legal processes and effective evidence gathering.
  • Ability to balance competing demands and prioritise tasks, working to deadlines.

You will be required to work flexibly including some evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the service.

In return we offer:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities to support you in doing the best job you can.
  • A range of flexible working options, including some hybrid working.
  • Generous annual leave entitlements with the opportunity to purchase up to 10-days additional leave per year.
  • A flexitime scheme with up to 24 days per year.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service.
  • Family and carer friendly policies.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Employee benefits including staff discounts, subsidised travel passes and Cycle 2 Work Scheme.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please apply by clicking the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Anne Bettison, Licensing Team leader on 07769 886442 or email abettison@solihull.gov.uk

Interviews will be held week commencing 4th March 2024

We’re small enough to care but big enough to make a difference

 

Please note we do not accept CVs for this role.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS standard .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull

Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/945449/rehabilitation-of-offenders-guidance.pdf

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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0121 704 6000
Location
Council House
Manor Square
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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