Richmondshire District Council

Job summary

Title: Licensing Officer

Salary: Grade 8, £24,491 - £27,041 (SCP 25-28) pa

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full time

Hours: up to 37

Job Reference: ENVT EHO 09


The Council is seeking a Licensing Officer to work in our busy Environmental Health and Licensing Department. 

The successful candidate will deal with enforcement matters relating to several different licensing functions from alcohol to gambling, taxis and scrap metal dealers to regulated entertainment.

Responsibilities of the post holder are, but not limited to;

  • Maintaining public registers within the scope of the Licensing Team
  • Undertaking checks on licence applications (where appropriate) with the DBS
  • Inspect premises and vehicles for compliance with regulations and licence conditions including visits outside normal working hours as required
  • Ensuring that hackney carriage and private hire vehicles are subject to mechanical examination by approved garages at appropriate intervals
  • Attending meetings, working groups, committees etc within the Council and with relevant outside organisations to represent the views of the Licensing Service as appropriate
  • Preparing statistics and other licensing data for Committee Reports and other purposes as required by the Environmental Health and Housing Options Manager
  • Making recommendations for legal action for serious breaches of licence conditions, take statements and prepare evidence for legal proceedings and licensing committee hearings and, when necessary, give evidence in court
  • To liaise with and supervise the work of the Technical staff in relation to work within the scope of their function
  • To process applications for licences and registrations which fall within the remit of the Council and the Environmental Health and Housing Options Service
  • To undertake research, prepare reports with regard to new legislation, official guidance and specialist knowledge relating to the duties of the post


The ideal candidate will have:

  • prior knowledge and practical experience of local authority licensing and the Police and Crime Evidence Act
  • excellent communication skills and experience of dealing with conflict
  • good computer literacy skills and experience of maintaining accurate and detailed records within computerised databases
  • ability to operate independently and as part of a team
  • a full, clean driving licence, and use of a vehicle


This is a post which gives a career opportunity in Local Government Licensing.

For an informal discussion or for further information regarding this post please contact Kevin Carr on 01748 901180 or

Key documents

For further details please read the job description and person specification, and complete our application form: 

Job description Person specification Application form

Benefits of working for the council

Key dates

  • Closing date: 10am Monday 21 June 2021
  • Interview date: Tuesday 29 June 2021

An application form must be completed. CVs alone will not be accepted.

You can also obtain/return application forms by:

  • Email:
  • By post: Human Resources, Richmondshire District Council, Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JX

Equal opportunities

We value diversity in our workforce and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview. Applications invited from all sectors of society, as covered by the Equality Act 2010.

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