020 8125 4321

(BF7294) Licensing Officers x2

Buckingham Futures
January 24, 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom
Job Type


Our client in Surrey is seeking 2 Licensing Officers to join its team on an initial 3-month basis and will be responsible for licensing services in relation to effectively promoting, and where appropriate enforcing, regulatory compliance across licensing functions, including Licensing Act 2003 (alcohol), Gambling Act 2005, taxi and private hire, skin piercing, animal welfare etc.


The main purpose of the role:


  • To deliver the Council’s licensing functions in accordance with relevant legislation,
    Processes and procedures.
  • To process and determine applications for all licences, registrations and permits handled
    by the Licensing Team.
  •  To monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of all licences issued by the
    licensing Team
  • To investigate complaints and take appropriate enforcement action in line with relevant
    Policies and procedures.
  •  To provide stakeholders with advice in relation to all services provided by the Licensing


Key Responsibilities:


  • To carry out technical, financial and administrative checks on applications and notices
    given to the Council.
  •  To carry out licensing inspections and to ensure compliance with the legislation and
    licence conditions.
  • To take appropriate enforcement action including further investigation, taking and making
    witness statements and appearing in court on behalf of the Council.
  • To ensure all fees and charges are collected and correctly allocated.
  • To work in partnership with external agencies and other services regarding licensing and
    related matters such as noise control or crime and disorder.
  • To assist the Principal Licensing Officer to develop and review local policies, procedures and licence conditions and carry out consultations on relevant policies. 8. To use the relevant computer system(s) to process licence applications and to record visits and enforcement actions.


Person specification/Experience:


  • Certificate of Higher Education in Licensing Law or other relevant licensing or legal qualification
  • Good knowledge and experience of local authority licensing legislation, its application and processes.
  • Enforcing licensing legislation
  • Preparing and presenting reports to the Licensing Committee.
  • Has sufficient technical and legal knowledge across licensing functions
  • Highly capable of managing own workload to meet organisational requirements



If you have the right experience for this role and feel your skills and experience match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8125 4321 or email info@buckinghamfutures.com

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