Apprentice Assistant Licensing Officer
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Hours per week:
37hours per week
Borough of Stockton on Tees
TO START SEPTEMBER 2021
We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic people to join us on an apprenticeship programme. If you're looking for the opportunity to make a real difference and follow a stimulating and rewarding career, we would welcome an application from you to come and work with us as an Apprentice Assistant Licensing Officer.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work. We truly value our Apprentices. We recognise that Apprenticeships help us identify new talent, build new skills in our workforce, increase diversity in the workplace and help us to deliver our ambitious plans.
JOB DESCRIPTION: An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual who is committed to providing excellent customer service to join the Licensing Team.
Licensing plays a vital role in supporting businesses within our borough, enabling high standards and keeping the public safe. Licensing is everywhere, and despite its role in everyday life it often goes unnoticed. Here in Stockton-on-Tees, a small team of officers provide advice and guidance, deal with licensing enquiries, process applications, enforce the law and deal with complaints from members of the public regarding licensed premises or activities. We work closely with a variety of stakeholders including our partner organisations and local businesses. The work is varied and there is an opportunity to make a real difference. For more information on Licensing at Stockton visit https://www.stockton.gov.uk/our-people/licensing/national-licensing-week/
The successful candidate will work across the full A – Z of local authority licensing, from Acupuncture to Zoos and everything in between, including Alcohol, Entertainment, Taxis, Animal Activities, Tattooing, Explosives and Gambling. A very varied and fast paced role where full training and support will be provided. This role will require some out of hours work on evenings and weekends and the ability to or willingness to work towards independent travel around the borough would be essential.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: All candidates are required to meet the essential requirements set out below. Please address in your application how you meet the following:
• Minimum 5 GCSEs Grade C/4 or above or equivalent Level 2 qualifications (must include English & Maths)
• Excellent IT Skills – Microsoft Office (Word & Excel)
• Good Communication skills including report writing skills
• Ability to organise own workload and work effectively under pressure
• Ability to or willingness to work towards independent travel around the Borough
• Flexibility to work outside normal office hours inc. weekends.
APPRENTICESHIP QUALIFICATION: You will be given appropriate paid time off work, to work towards completion of the Regulatory Compliance Officer – Level 4 apprenticeship qualification. PLEASE NOTE: You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in the same or similar subject.
APPRENTICESHIP BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefits package for apprentices. You will be given a fixed term contract allowing you sufficient time to complete your apprenticeship qualification (see below), with the potential to secure a longer-term position to grow within the organisation. We will provide you with a dedicated Mentor to support you during your apprenticeship and you will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement as well as access to a number of additional employee benefits and additional learning and development opportunities.
APPRENTICESHIP DURATION: 27 MONTHS
SALARY: £18,562 per year (subject to payaward)
HOW TO APPLY: Please ensure you refer to the information included in the Advert, Job Description and Person Specification when completing your online application form. Additional information about current apprenticeship opportunities with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council can be found on our website: www.stockton.gov.uk/apprenticeships.
If you would like an informal discussion about the apprenticeship opportunity, please contact Leanne Maloney-Kelly, Licensing Team Leader on 01642 526566 or email: leanne.maloney-kelly@STOCKTON.GOV.UK