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Vacancy Details

Licensing Officer

Mid Sussex District Council
£21,269- £26,445 pa + car allowance up to £1,239 pa
Mid Sussex District Council, Haywards Heath
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
21/08/2022 at 23:55
Mid Sussex District Council

Licensing Officer (EENH023)
£21,269 - £26,445 pa, plus car allowance of up to £1,239 pa

Mid Sussex is an ambitious authority with one of the most significant growth programmes in the southeast. To help us deliver high-quality Environmental Health services, we are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Licensing Officer to work in our Licensing, Food and Safety Team.

You will work in a team responsible for enforcing a wide and varied range of licensing legislation, including alcohol, animal welfare, gambling, scrap metal, campsites, and street trading. In addition, your role within the team will be to lead on taxi licensing.

You will determine licence applications, advise businesses, investigate complaints, and take enforcement action where appropriate. You will partner with external stakeholders, including the Police and West Sussex County Council. You will attend committee hearings, assess vehicles, work with vets to assess animal welfare, and attend court for appeals and prosecutions.

You will need to be able to communicate effectively with the public, applicants, partnership agencies and Members of the Council, and work on your own initiative and as part of a team. You must also be willing to work out of regular hours to attend committee hearings, undertake site inspections, carry out joint operations, and follow up complaint investigations.

You will get a competitive salary and a complete training programme for the role, and receive great staff benefits including generous holiday, pension, car allowance and free campus car parking. You will also enjoy discounted access to a number of health clubs in the district. We believe in the advantages of agile working to provide the best customer service: our team works flexibly across the office, home, and district, operating core hours with flexible start and finish times.

If this opportunity sounds like the role for you, we’d love to hear from you. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Jon Bryant on 01444 477428.

Closing Date: 21 August 2022

Interview Date: 13 September 2022


How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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Human Resources
Tel: 01444-477265
24 hour vacancies answerphone - Tel: 01444-477506
Email: recruit@midsussex.gov.uk