Thursday , April 18 2024

Reading Borough Council Jobs – Licensing Enforcement Officer

Website Reading Borough Council

Job Description:

Licensing in Reading is an exciting and varied area of work. We have a fantastic daytime and evening economy and all the associated challenges which that presents.

The focus of the licensing team is to ensure the safe and lawful operation of venues and activities, including taxis, private hire cars, nightclubs, pubs, cinemas, theatres, late night refreshment premises and street traders. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Licensing Enforcement Officer who will assist in all aspects of Licensing enforcement work.

Job Responsibilities:

This role will give the successful candidate an opportunity to carry out a wide variety of Licensing Enforcement work, including:

  • Responding to customer enquiries, providing support and evidence gathering for processing licence applications and project work
  • Working with other Council departments, responsible authorities and government agencies
  • Carrying out proactive and reactive inspections of premises, vehicles and drivers and examining records and equipment to ensure compliance with licensing legislation and conditions
  • With minimum support, producing and presenting reports to committee for licence applications and enforcement actions
  • Ensuring that the correct fees and charges are levied
  • Representing the licensing team at internal and external meetings such as the local safety advisory group and pub watch
  • Carrying out mediation between licensees (and their representatives) and responsible authorities or other objectors to negotiate solutions where possible

Job Requirements:

  • An ability to case manage enquiries, representations and statutory obligations made in connection with licence applications.
  • Political awareness and ability to escalate issues to senior managers to enable them to inform elected members.
  • Able to effectively prioritise workload
  • Full driving licence
  • An enthusiastic and self-motivated individual,
  • A proven track record of achievement in problem solving
  • Excellent people management and communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in respect of all licence applications and other related matters at all times
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office, e.g. Word, Excel, TEAMS, Sharepoint
  • Proven team working skills
  • Experience in licensing or a similar statutory enforcement role (ideal)

Job Details:

Company: Reading Borough Council

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Reading, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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