Regulation and Compliance Officer – Public Protection – WMF1041e x3

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£33,945 – £34,834
Job Type
Full Time

Why work for Westmorland and Furness Council

Westmorland and Furness Council is an ambitious authority aiming to shape public services for the better, building on the best and transforming them for the future. We are committed to putting our customers and communities first, and to be the heart of everything we do.

About this opportunity

We are seeking three highly organised individuals to undertake these important roles within our Licensing Team. You will need excellent communication skills and have experience of dealing with a wide range of people and situations in a professional manner.

As a Regulatory and Compliance Officer you will deal with licensed premises, taxis, boats, small lotteries, street trading, gambling, and temporary event notifications. You will enforce legislation and local requirements of licences and will be expected to attend some sub-committee meetings and engage with Councillors. You will also be expected to undertake other duties from time to time in relation to events within the area.

You must have experience of dealing with members of the public and be able to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative. You will also have excellent IT and written and verbal communication skills.

A qualification in Licensing, experience of working in an enforcement role and / or dealing with the public in difficult or confrontational situations would be an advantage.

With this role there is a requirement for regular travel and so the postholder must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle/able to independently travel around the Westmorland and Furness area. There is also a requirement to work some evenings and weekends to carry out the duties of the post.

For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact Emma Brass on 01768 212366, Graham Barker on 01229 876372 or Sean Hall on 01539 793411.

What we can offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • local car user allowance
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Application and Interview information

Closing date: 16th May 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed

We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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