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Compliance Officer (Licensing)

East Staffordshire Borough Council
Burton upon Trent
£26,421 to £28,770
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

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East Staffordshire Borough Council is committed to creating a safe environment for those within the Borough and, therefore, is looking to recruit a Licensing Compliance Officer. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of officers which exercise professional expertise in a range of duties and responsibilities.  You must be self-motivated, and work well as part of a team or on your own initiative. 

You will be a key player in a multi-disciplinary team delivering the full range of statutory licensing functions across the Borough. The work will be varied and includes taxis, alcohol and entertainment, gambling, scrap metal and pavement licensing. You will be predominantly involved in ensuring compliance, including preparing and presenting reports to sub-committee, interpreting and applying relevant legislation and guidance and undertaking investigations or enforcement as appropriate. There will be some element of processing applications from receipt to issue, 

Ideally you will bring with you knowledge and experience of the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, taxis and some or all of the other licensing functions provided by the service. You will be organised, accurate and flexible with strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative. You may have an appropriate professional qualification or experience in a related field. You will be adaptable and organised with an eye for detail and capable of working under pressure. You must be willing to carry out duties at flexible times including occasional evenings, weekends and public holidays. 

Officers should ideally have previous experience of working in a local authority environment and have knowledge of local authority licensing functions. 

A good general level of education (5 GCSE’s or equivalent). 

Basic IT is essential along with the ability to understand/interpret legislation together with good verbal and written communication skills. 

Officers should have experience of decision making skills, be flexible, highly motivated, trustworthy and honest with the highest standard of integrity. 

It is essential to be enthusiastic, able to remain calm under pressure, good organisational skills, able to work in a team and be able to self-motivate. 

East Staffordshire Borough Council has a commitment to the Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

 Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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East Staffordshire Borough Council aims to recruit and retain the most talented people to enable us to deliver high quality services for our residents.  A career with East Staffordshire Borough Council offers rewarding and challenging opportunities in a wide range of roles, and the chance to make a difference to the lives of local people.  As an employee of East Staffordshire Borough Council you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, opportunities to learn and develop new skills and leisure activity discounts.  Further information regarding the numerous benefits and rewards associated with working for us can be found on this page Benefits and Rewards

About East Staffordshire

East Staffordshire is a great mix of town and country.  The capital of the National Forest, the St George’s Park FA Centre and a rich brewing heritage can all be found in the borough, as can beautiful countryside and interesting villages.  The Council offices and Town Hall are based in Burton upon Trent.

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Equality & Diversity

The Council is actively building diverse teams and welcomes applications from everyone, including people of different age, sex, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. 

We are a Disability Confident Employer, and further details of our commitment to Equality and Diversity can be found on this page Equality and Diversity

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Learning and Development

We are committed to developing the skills and knowledge of our workforce to meet the current and future needs of the organisation. Further details of learning and development opportunities can be found on this page Learning and Development

How To Apply

Details of how to complete an application, can be found on this page How to apply

Company info
01283 508708
East Staffordshire Borough Council
Town Hall
King Edward Place
Burton upon Trent
DE14 2EB

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