West Berkshire Council

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Lead Officer Licensing

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £32,076 to £37,336 per annum, (Grade H)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
04/04/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced Licensing professional looking for a new challenge? West Berkshire Council is seeking a Lead Licensing Officer to join our dynamic Public Protection Service and play a key role in ensuring the safety and compliance of licensed activities within the districts of West Berkshire and Bracknell Forest.

As the Lead Officer Licensing, you will report to the Team Manager - Licensing and be responsible for:

  • Managing a diverse caseload of licensing applications, including premises licenses, personal licenses, and temporary event notices
  • Conducting thorough investigations and inspections to assess compliance with licensing regulations
  • Providing expert advice and guidance to businesses, residents, and other stakeholders on licensing matters
  • Collaborating with internal and external partners to promote effective licensing practices and ensure public safety
  • Representing the Council at licensing hearings and other relevant forums

To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • Extensive knowledge of licensing legislation, regulations, and best practices
  • Proven experience in processing licensing applications and conducting associated investigations
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex information and make sound decisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders
  • Effective organisational and time management abilities to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sean Murphy on 01635 519840 or email sean.murphy@westberks.gov.uk.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a positive difference in our local community. Apply now to take the next step in your licensing career.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

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This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

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