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Assistant Licensing Officer

  • Job reference: ASR016
  • Location: Basildon, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Administration Services
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Job description: Job Title: Assistant Leasing Officer
Location: Basildon
Contract: 6 Months
Hours: 36.25 Hours a week

A Local Authority in Basildon are looking for an Assistant Licensing Officer to join them on initially a 6-month contract. The Assistant Licensing Officer will work under the general direction of the Senior Licensing Officer and Managers in the Environmental Health Service to ensure the effective and efficient running of the licensing service and discharge the Council's statutory duties in respect of a range of licensing functions and to serve the Council, its Committee Members and Officers. The section contributes to the work of the Department as part of a comprehensive Environmental Health Service not only to fulfil statutory functions and respond effectively to customers, but also to assist in the delivery of relevant corporate objectives.

The service is responsible for administering and enforcing a variety of licensing, registration and permit regimes, including those related to hackney carriage and private hire vehicles; alcohol, entertainments and late night refreshments; gambling premises and lotteries; charity collections; animal establishments, scrap metal and street trading. The post-holder reports to the Senior Licensing Officer.

The role;
The Assistant Leasing Officer will be expected to;

*Administer and process applications from receipt to completion for the grant, renewal, transfer and variation of a variety of licences, permissions, registrations and permits in accordance with delegated powers and in consultation with other directorates of the Council and Statutory bodies as required. Issue non-contentious applications and identify and refer contentious applications to an appropriate officer.

*Deal with all enquiries effectively, through receipt of face to face and telephone requests, enquiries and complaints from applicants, licensees, Elected Members, colleagues, the public and other customers in connection with the Licensing Section.

*Monitor the Licensing Database for expiring licences/documentation and arrange for appropriate reminders to be issued. Non-compliances to be escalated to the Licensing Officers in accordance with the sections procedures.

*Ensure that all applications are determined within any prescribed statutory time periods or Council performance indicators.

*Issue licence renewal notices and requests for payment of annual fees in accordance with the Council's licensing procedures.

This post will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
If you're interested in apply, please send your CV to Ashlee . Ryan @ Servicecare .org .uk (Remove Spaces) or give me a ring on 0 1 7 7 2 2 0 8 9 6 6.