Licensing Manager – Environmental Health

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Licensing Manager - Environmental Health
Interim Position

NNC HQ) NNC14345

Posted: 30th August 2023 13:58
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £27.38 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


    NN15 7QX

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Interim Licensing Manager - Environmental Health 

Reference no: NNC (HQ) NNC14345     

Pay Rate: up to £27.38 per hour PAYE depending on experience 

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 3 months  


To provide an effective Licensing Service for managing the Councils environmental health –Licensing functions including; Licensing Act 2003 (Liquor, Regulated entertainment and Late Night refreshment licensing), Gambling (Betting shops, lotteries etc), Taxi and Private hire related licences, Sex shops, Cinemas and Sexual Entertainment Venues, Charity collections, Street Trading, licences under Animal Welfare , Public health related activities such as acupuncture, tattooing and body piercing, Caravan Sites, Dangerous Wild Animals and Zoos and Petroleum, fireworks/explosives. To ensure public safety is maintained and deliver improvements through the provision of supportive regulation to business and public information and awareness.   

To lead and manage an efficient and effective service support team which supports Environmental Health service delivery. Lead and manage the operational development and delivery of the Licensing service, planning, developing, and implementing policies, processes and procedures that will ensure the service is efficient and effective, that service provision demonstrates value for money and to ensure the best outcomes for employees, members, partners, and service users at all times 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Day to day management of the Licensing team, managing resources to ensure that the service meets statutory requirements and monitoring performance to ensure that the service meets service plan and performance indicator targets and operational needs  
  • To act as the lead officer and senior technical advisor for licensing matters, providing legislative guidance and technical support to the council. Preparing reports and attending meetings as required.  
  • Oversee and manage enforcement action taken by the team, to ensure that it meets internal policy; statutory and good practice requirements, to minimise the risks to the authority and protect public health.  
  • To manage the Service Support team, providing administrative support to other teams within the Environmental Health service.  
  • To deputise for the Head of Environmental Health in respect of these services and in respect of other services within the service as and when required.  
  • To ensure that there is effective and timely forecasting and analysis of business and financial data to enable robust budget management and budget planning, minimising financial risks, and maximising potential efficiencies.  
  • Contribute to the overall management of risk, ensuring that lines of accountability are clear and well understood and systems are in place for monitoring, evaluating, and managing Licensing risks to secure the reputation of the council. This includes provision of Licensing and/or Environmental Health assistance for business continuity or emergency plan purposes.    
  • Lead and develop the procurement strategies for Licensing services and contracts in order to secure cost-effective outcomes 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via job[email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. 

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 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

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: 



  • Degree or Diploma in a relevant discipline such as Environmental Health or relevant equivalent experience  
  • Additional post graduate qualification in a licensing or Environmental Health related subject 



  • Extensive Knowledge and understanding of Licensing Services including working at a senior level 
  • Knowledge and experience of how to effect cultural and behavioural change, developing high performing teams.   
  • Excellent business and service planning knowledge and experience 



  • Demonstrable experience in delivering on targets and performance management   


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Excellent leadership, negotiation and influencing skills, including change management and improvement in service delivery.     
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills level of written and oral communication and IT user skill.   
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with a wide range of customers, stakeholders, and partners 
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and be flexible in work approaches. 



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Job Ref: NNC HQ) NNC14345
Licensing Manager - Environmental Health
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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