- Pay Rate:
£14.26 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week:
37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 2 months
Full Job Title: Temporary Licensing Enforcement Officer – Licensing Service
Reference no: Preston RQ645797
To support the Licensing Manager to undertake the Council’s licensing enforcement functions. IT effectively in implementing tasks.
- Investigation of information received from the public regarding the conduct of licensed drivers and operators.
- Confirmation that statutory notices are displayed at premises pursuant to Licensing Act 2003 application requirements.
- Inspection of premises and vehicles in order to check compliance with licence conditions.
- Evidence gathering and analysis in support of enforcement action; including the organisation and participation in illegal plying for hire enforcement operations, and the carrying out of PACE interviews.
- Undertaking enforcement action in accordance with approved policies including the issue of penalty points, stop notices, closure notices and the preparation of prosecution files.
- Administration of Licensed Vehicle Accident Reports, including inspection and enforcement action.
- Preparation of reports, including those presented to Members of the Council.
- Attendance at Committee meetings to present reports and evidence.
- Attendance at Court to present evidence on behalf of the Council.
- To organise and take part in educational and public information projects to raise awareness of licensing issues.
“Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
- Relevant degree or equivalent
- Licensing Practitioners Qualification & Nebosh
- Significant experience of carrying out risk-based licensing inspections and investigations in line with the career structure.
- Experience of preparing and presenting licensing reports to Council committees and other meetings in line with career structure.
- Experience of dealing with the public in challenging situations
- Experience of using electronic records/data/workflow systems
- Evidence of relevant Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD)
- Knowledge and understanding of the legislation, regulations, codes of practice and hearing arrangements relating to licensing (in line with career structure)
- Knowledge of the required standards of evidence, Police and Criminal Evidence Act, Criminal Investigation and Procedures and enforcement record-keeping
- Knowledge of the following legislations; Regulatory Reform (FireSafety) Order 2005, Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Health Act 2006, Animal Welfare Act 2006, Employment Act 1989, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Guard Dogs Act 1975, Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Highways Act 1980, London Local Authorities Act 1990, Pet Animals Act 1951, Performing Animals Act 1925, Poisons Act 1972, Riding Establishments Act 1964/70, Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, Sunday Trading Act 1994, Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001, Zoo Licensing Act 1981, Explosives Regulations 2014, Clean Neighbourhood & Environment Act 2005, Police, Factories etc Act 1916.
- Ability to assess organisation and operational risk, including enforcement
- Ability to communicate effectively internally and with external partner agencies such as the police and UK Border Agency, to ensure the Councils objectives are reflected in joint operations.
- Able to carry out risk-based licensing inspections, surveys and investigations in a variety of premises in line with the career structure. This includes the gathering and preparation of evidence, carrying out PACE interviews, taking statements, compiling reports, attending court and giving evidence
- IT skills including Microsoft packages
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“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.
- *** Other Work-Related Requirements: Full driving licence and the ability to drive a variety of vehicles.
- 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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Temporary Licensing Enforcement Officer – Licensing Service
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