Licensing Officer – Regulatory Services

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Licensing Officer – Regulatory Services
MORDEN, London
Interim Position

Merton 5222269

Posted: 12th January 2023 08:57
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.15 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • MORDEN, London,

    SM4 5DX

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Licensing Officer – Regulatory Services

Job Reference: Merton 5222269

Pay Rate: £21.15 per hour PAYE

To help the RSP Licensing Team with complaint investigations and the drafting of licenses. The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, both orally and in writing, calm, measured and have an eye for written detail. Experience in businesses advice and or enforcement would be an advantage. The rate of pay may be adjusted according to experience.

To professionally carry out inspections, investigate complaints and take enforcement action under relevant licensing legislation in a stepped approach in accordance with the RSP Enforcement policy.

This may include Street Trading, Licensing Act 2003 Alcohol Licences and Massage and Special Treatment Premises.

To communicate effectively and politely with members of the public and businesses by email, letter, and telephone and give advice in person.

To draft and issue Licences in accordance with statutory timeframes.

To provide support to the RSP Licensing Lead officer and Licensing Manager with drafting reports including Licensing Hearing reports.

To update the relevant database as advised by the Licensing Lead Officer and Licensing Manager.

You will be based in Morden and at home with the field work located in any of the three partner boroughs, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth.

Main Duties:

  • To have an understanding of relevant legislation enforced by the RSP Licensing service.
  • To investigate enquiries and service requests within the timescales set by the RSP.
  • To inspect, examine and conduct observations of premises for compliance with all related licensing legislation and licence conditions attached to licences and produce reports relating to this work.
  • To maintain essential records, both paper and electronic, of related licensing work and to carry out any other necessary administrative work as requested by the Licensing Team Manager.
  • To serve summonses and give evidence of behalf of an Authority in the Magistrates Court and Crown Court as necessary.



Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent licensing enforcement experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation
  2. Experience of Street Trading (administered under the London Local Authorities Act 1990 (as amended)
  3. Experience of premises licenses, tracks betting and the registration of lotteries  (administered under the Gambling Act 2005)
  4. An excellent in depth knowledge of the regulations relating to P.A.C.E, R.I.P.A, CPIA
  5. IT skills including Microsoft packages


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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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. 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:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Licensing Officer – Regulatory Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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