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The Role:

You will be responsible for processing a variety of licence applications including alcohol and entertainment, gambling and special treatment premises. You will investigate complaints regarding licensed and unlicensed premises, give advice and take enforcement actions including giving evidence in court to obtain compliance. Your knowledge of licensing legislation and enforcement will be an asset in this role protecting public safety and preventing nuisances through the licensing process.

About Southwark

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.

About You:

With a background in licensing processing or enforcement you will have worked in an environment, community safety or regulatory role. Your experience of processing licences and court proceedings is essential, along with extensive knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005. You will demonstrate highly effective communication skills, both in person and in writing, and be able to meet deadlines while dealing with changing priorities.

Additional Information

This is a permanent full-time position 

Standard 36 hours a week, Monday - Friday

A basic DBS check will be required

For more information on the role or to have an informal discussion, please contact the Licensing Manager, Miss Bina Patel –  - 0207 525 1048

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 05/06/2024

Interview date: W/C 01/07/2024

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

- Members of the Armed Forces and veterans

- Are currently in care, or have previously been in care

- If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.