Section Leader - Licensing
Salary - £41,418 - £46,464 (Grade 7)
Hours - 37 hours per week
Contract type - fixed term
City of Wolverhampton Council are seeking to recruit 2 Fixed Term (1 Year) Section Leaders within the Council's City Environment Directorate.
This is an exciting and excellent opportunity to lead a licensing team working on a range of issues primarily dealing with Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Licensing. You will have day to day responsibility for the management, operation, financial control, co-ordination and development on an area of the Council’s licensing function.
We are seeking candidates with significant Licensing experience together with an in-depth knowledge of the law and licensing regulation. You will have experience of leading on delivery of service improvements, interacting with Elected Members and delivering reports to Committees.
We are seeking a flexible and committed individual with an ability to manage high and competing workload, who has good communication and customer service skills. You will be process driven, ensuring the evidence chain is maintained and records are properly and consistently recorded. You will have delivered on high profile workstreams and have a proven record of professional achievements.
Competency with information technology systems is essential as is a high level of personal and professional motivation.
We are at the forefront of licensing, using state-of-the-art technology to ensure public safety through checks on drivers, vehicles and operators.
We work to develop people through professional apprenticeship schemes, where you can learn a new qualification, such as:
- Level 6 Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship
- Level 7 Senior Leaders Degree Apprenticeship
Support is available along the way, with access the West Midlands Coaching Pool for professional coaches and mentors, which is in addition to guaranteed professional conversations each quarter to help your development.
Whatever your interests, we can guarantee that no two days are the same and that you’ll be making a valuable contribution to your local community by protecting the public from people who should not be transporting fare-paying passengers around.
In addition, you’ll be able to access our internal job vacancies. We have no issue with attracting talented employees for them to progress elsewhere within the organisation – we want the best people in the city working at the Council!
Our working arrangements
All council roles are allocated to either a fixed, field or flexible work style. Some roles are agile which enable and empowers employees to maximise their performance and productivity, whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance. Roles with a fixed workstyle work in a fixed permanent council location. Roles with a field workstyle are usually allocation where employees are required to be out working in the community with a minimum requirement for 'touch down' space at any council location. Roles with a flexible workstyle have a flexible base location to meet the needs of the business and employees can work from a mixture of home or any council office, partner/client, or external location, as required to meet service requirements.
Please refer to the Job Description for further information on the workstyle assigned to the role you are applying for.
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We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.
Our status as a Disability Confident Employer showcases our commitment to people with disabilities or health conditions, advocating for their opportunities and potential. We've received the Stonewall Silver Award, emphasising our dedication to the LGBT+ community by nurturing an inspiring, inclusive, and equal workplace. As of March 2023, the RACE Code Quality Mark signifies our active engagement with racial equality. These recognitions validate our continuous efforts towards fostering an inclusive work environment that respects and values our diverse employees.
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the essential criteria for the post.
We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our employees have a voice, they feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more about the staff equality forums here
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
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