- Pay Rate:
up to £38.00 per hour PAYE, depending on experience
- Hours per Week:
37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 3 months
Interim Licensing Officer – Animal Licences
Job Ref: Swindon RQ684654
Pay Rate: up to £38.00 per hour PAYE, depending on experience
To undertake licensing officer duties in relation to all animal licensing including home boarding, dog breeding selling animals etc. Candidates must hold the Level 3 award for animal licensing inspectors and have experience of dog handling.
- Oversee and ensure compliance with all licensing legislation enforced by the Council for animal welfare.
- Act as the primary point of delivery for licensing validation, approvals, and registrations.
- Carry out inspection and enforcement action in respect of unlicensed or non-compliant activities. Oversee and participate in partnership working with external organisations any other stakeholders to facilitate collaborative solutions to shared outcomes.
- Manage electronic systems for recording licence applications and compliance of authorisations issued.
“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
- Level 3 award for animal licensing inspectors and have experience of dog handling.
- Member of a relevant professional body.
- First Aid Trained.
Experience & Skills:
- Experience of working with Stray Dogs and Animal Licensing, including Pet Sop Licensing, Animal Boarding and Riding Establishments.
- Experience in all aspects of local authority licensing role, with a sound working knowledge of the legal and procedural aspects of local authority licensing and registration functions, relevant government policies and the influence of the business environment.
- Experience of working with the public.
- Ability to carry out inspections, enforcement and investigations and gather evidence.
- An understanding of IT including MS office and spreadsheet database packages.
To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.
NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.
If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.
Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.
Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:
- Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
- Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.
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Interim Licensing Officer – Animal Licences
Your CV needs to be current with your most recent role. We won’t be able to submit it with any unexplained gaps in employment. It will save time and improve your chances of success if we can put your CV forward immediately without having to ask for revisions.
Your CV must cover the “Essential Requirements” of the role. Ideally you will address the “Essential Requirements” on each job description page directly, in a bullet point list. Please include any DBS details and other qualifications called for.
Your CV should clearly state that you are available to start work either immediately, or at short notice. In general, our clients are unable to work with notice periods of more than 1 week from the point at which a role is offered, 2 weeks at the very most.
We do not put forward covering letters, so please ensure that your CV in contains all relevant information being called for.
We recommend that you consider sending us a CV suitably tailored CV for each role that you apply for. Job board aggregator sites will generally store only one version of your CV, which can be a bit limiting, so this is to your advantage.