Safer Communities Officer

394981-5879-24135 2.6

Safer Communities Officer
Lewisham
Contract
£23.48 per hour

Our client is looking for an experienced Safer Communities Officer.

To work under the direction of the Safer Communities Operation Manager in the Safer Communities 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 service is responsible for administering and enforcing a variety of licensing registrations and permit regimes, including those related to alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshments; gambling premises and lotteries; animal establishments, scrap metal and marriages.

The successful candidate will:

(1) have excellent knowledge of Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 and other licensing legislation related to the post.

(2) administer applications for the grant, renewal, transfer and variation of a variety of licences, registrations and permits utilising appropriate systems and databases for recording information accurately and timely in accordance with set procedures and GDPR requirements.

(3) carry out associated licensing enforcement responsibilities in line with Council’s Enforcement Policy including responding to complaints, carrying out routine inspections, interviewing witnesses and licensees and others. These duties may include formal interviews of individuals subject to potential criminal prosecution under caution; preparing committee reports, files for evidence and statements; giving evidence at the licensing committee and magistrates and other appropriate courts acting as witness or investigating officer.

(4) carry out inspections of licensed premises and address non-compliance through a stepped approach according to the Council’s enforcement policy. This will involve visits to premises outside of usual office hours.

PLEASE ONLY apply if you have the necessary skills, experience and expertise.

The first part of our recruitment process is to send your CV. Should you be short listed Colbern Limited will contact you within 5 days or we may contact you about other job opportunities. Colbern Limited along with our clients
are an equal opportunities employer.

To apply for this job email your details to cg@colbernlimited.co.uk

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