Licensing Officer

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Licensing Officer
Newton Abbot, Devon
Contract / Temporary

Teignbridge 5239975

Posted: 8th November 2023 13:02
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.71 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Newton Abbot, Devon,

    TQ12 4XX

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Licensing Officer

Job Ref: Teignbridge 5239975

Pay Rate: £14.71 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

City: Newton Abbot, Devon

Candidates must be able to work outside normal office hours, if required.

The purpose of the role is to be the main point of contact for Licensees, members of the public, Councillors, Police and Fire Authorities and representatives of Local Authority departments in co- ordinating, processing and issuing licences under the Licensing Act 2003 and other statutory provisions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Licensing Manager in making sure the licensing team offers a customer focused service to help achieve continuous improvement and innovation in service delivery.
  • Ensuring all applications are processed to statutory deadlines in accordance with the appropriate legislation and in full consultation with the appropriate statutory consultees and other bodies. There is a responsibility to ensure that all license issued contain the appropriate conditions and that the correct fee is requested, received and recorded in accordance with the Council’s Financial Regulations.
  • Negotiate with applicants and objectors including their agents (solicitors, barristers and licensing consultants) when dealing with applications.
  • Liaise with and attend such meetings as required with external authorities who have an involvement under the various legislations for which licensing is responsible for example Police, Fire, Trading Standards, Child Protection Agency and Gambling Commission.
  • Undertaking inspections and enforcement for all licensing matters to ensure compliance with legislation and any conditions. This may involve out of hours working.
  • Liaise and assist with enquiries concerning licensing issues from officers within the Authority including Environmental Health (Noise and Food/Safety), Community Safety and Safeguarding and TDC Planning.
  • In the absence of the Licensing Manager, organise and undertake multi-agency visits involving representation of Police, Fire, Building Control and Environmental Health to monitor the performance of individual premises and impact of grouped premises in sensitive areas, ie. Town centres and residential areas.
  • Follow existing policy and procedure for vetting of all prospective drivers to ensure they are a ‘fit and proper’ person, for example medical, police check and driving licenses.
  • Ensure all vehicles are fit and suitable for the carriage of members of the public and comply with Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy.
  • Arrange for inspections of the Hackney Carriage Ranks situated throughout the Authority and deal with any infringement of regulations.
  • Deal with members of the public written / telephone complaints and enquiries in relation to any licensing matters.


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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:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

Full driving licence with insurance to cover business use.



  1. Hold the BIIAB Level 2 National Certificate for Licensing Practitioners desirable.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Clear knowledge and understanding of all licensing legislation i.e. Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, Charities Act 1992, House to House Collections Act 1939, Gambling Act 2005, Licensing Act 2003, Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and Town and Police Clauses Act 1847.
  3. Previous experience of working in licensing or a related field.
  4. Ability to keep up to date with new legislation.
  5. Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  6. Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of the team.
  7. Excellent communication and negotiating skills.
  8. The ability to prepare and present concise reports for committee hearings.
  9. Good presentation skills in order to present reports to committee hearings.
  10. Working knowledge and training in P.A.C.E. (Police and Criminal Evidence Act).
  11. Interview skills to carry out interviews under caution, new drivers.
  12. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Licensing Officer
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