We are seeking a licensing officer to lead in the delivery of a wide range of licensing functions. These include those under the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, those relating to the licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles, Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, and a range of consents for street trading, charitable collections and sex establishments.
You will be responsible for supervising a team of licensing officers, providing them with guidance and support as well as managing your own workload to ensure that our functions are delivered efficiently and in accordance with the Council’s policies and procedure.
You will need to be able demonstrate extensive experience and understanding of the key pieces of legislation and of licensing principles. You will also write and present reports to licensing committees and undertake associated regulatory and enforcement activities as necessary.
Chelmsford City Council currently provides the licensing functions for Maldon District Council and the lead officer will be responsible for assisting in maintaining the efficient delivery of this contract.
It goes without saying that we always aim to provide the highest standards of customer service and the successful candidate will need to have the full range of communication and organisational skills to manage the diverse and demanding workload.
Chelmsford can provide the best of both worlds in terms of working and living. Our thriving and lively city centre is surrounded by village communities and countryside and is only 35 minutes from London by train.
Council Chelmsford City Council operates a flexible working day based on 37 hours per week, has the Investors in People Gold status and pays professional membership fees. Employees can also join a cash plan scheme for health care costs and access an Employee Assistance Programme. A full driving licence is required for this post and the nature of the work means that you will need to undertake some activities outside normal office hours.
Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.