Vacancy - Assistant Licensing Officer
Assistant Licensing Officer
Duration – Permanent, full time, 37 hours per week
£23,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Based in Nottingham City Centre
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is one of the principal investigative law enforcement bodies for labour exploitation in the UK. We are a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Home Office. We also licence labour providers in certain employment sectors and enforce the provisions of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004.
In addition to Gangmasters licensing legislation, we have powers to ensure vulnerable workers are more effectively protected from being abused for their labour, such as police-style powers of arrest, and increased powers to search for and seize evidence. The GLAA is able to investigate labour exploitation offences under National Minimum Wage, Employment Agencies as well as Modern Slavery Act.
As an ‘intelligence-led’ organisation, we rely and act upon information from workers, businesses, members of the public and partner agencies about non-compliance with regulations, unlicensed activity, or other labour market offences where it relates to labour exploitation.
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The Licensing Team is responsible for delivering the GLAA’s statutory responsibility for licensing and providing a fair, robust and customer responsive regulatory regime that prevents labour exploitation and drives compliance in the regulated sector. To ensure we deliver this, the Licensing Team is responsible for reviewing inspection reports submitted by our Compliance Team with a view to making robust licence decisions.
We are currently recruiting for the position of Assistant Licensing Officer to join our Licensing team. The post holder will be an integral part of the Licensing Team and will report to the Senior Licensing Officer.
The core focus of the Assistant Licensing Officer role is to review inspection reports and any supporting evidence and make evidence-based licence decisions. You will be required to undertake a review of the information you are presented with and assess the compliance of the licence applicant, or licence holder, against the GLAA Licensing Standards. You will be required to explain the rationale in making your licence decisions in a written report. You will also be required to communicate the decision made to relevant parties, in writing. Therefore, having strong written communication skills is essential to this role.
The post holder will also be responsible for providing information and evidence in any appeals received against licence decisions they have made. They may also be required to provide witness statements to support the appeal and attend tribunal hearings in court to give oral evidence. You will therefore work closely with Appeals colleagues to ensure the GLAA is putting the best case forward to support your decisions.
The post holder will also attend to a variety of incoming enquiries through the Licensing helpdesk, by post and by email. Queries can be received from licence holders as well as other external and internal stakeholders and may be regarding specific licences as well as enquiries about the scope of licensing. The post holder will be required to work with the GLAA’s internal systems and understand where information can be found to inform responses to queries received. Training on internal systems will be provided but the post holder is expected to have previous IT experience and to have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products.
The post holder will be required to undertake administration tasks and assist in the processing of licence applications and renewals, as and when required, to support the licensing function.
The post holder will be expected to work to the Civil Service Behaviours appropriate to the grade of the role with a particular focus on:
- Making Effective Decisions
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
- Delivering at Pace
More information on the Civil Service Behaviours can be found on the job description.
We offer a generous total package to our staff including 30 days annual leave plus 2.5 privilege holidays in addition to the 8 public holidays, a choice of pension schemes and family friendly working. We also operate an annual bonus scheme.
The successful candidate will require a valid passport demonstrating proof of right to work in the UK.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
CVs are not accepted. No agencies at this stage please.
Closing date: 07 December 2021 at 17:00pm