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Apprentice Technical Support Officer
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: BHCC/19/114776
  • Published: Fri 15/11/2019, 16:50 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 06/12/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: 14,855.50 per annum. Once completed first year National Minimum Wage for your age will apply (but no less than starting salary)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

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Apprentice Technical Support Officer

Job introduction

Would you like an exciting opportunity to be part of the licensing team of Brighton & Hove Council working for a level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship.

Brighton & Hove City Council’s Environmental Health & Licensing Department have an exciting opportunity for a level 3 apprentice in Business Administration and Function Skills. The team is responsible for the licensing of alcohol licensed premises amongst many other things.  The licensing team is within the Environmental Health department that also provide administrative support for animal welfare, food safety, health & safety, pest control, pollution control, taxi licensing and trading standards but this post is predominantly for the administration of the Licensing Act 2003.

The Business Administration and Function Skills at level 3 is run by GBMET who is responsible for supporting you with your learning and carrying out assessments. The course has core modules to complete and a number of optional units. Your work experience will be linked to the modules and units in your course. You will receive additional support from a nominated mentor, throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Cornell - Senior Licensing Officer on 01273 295801.


About the role

Apprentices will gain knowledge in:

  • Learn to provide professional Licensing advice and information to service users, signpost to other Council services, partners and external agencies and deliver an efficient licensing service, to improve the health and quality of life for those who live in, work in and visit the city.
  • Learn to provide technical support for Licensing (Alcohol) and Safer Communities.
  • Learn to give detailed technical advice to applicants, receive, check and validate applications, input into computerised system, prepare, check and issue licences (alcohol and entertainment premises licences). To check and examine applications for Transfers, Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) variations, new licence applications and variations to existing licences  to ensure standards are met, preparing reports, memos, recommendations and referrals as necessary.
  • Learn to provide complex technical advice and information in line with major legislative changes.

Apprentices without evidence of level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completing training and you may be required to take an English and Maths assessment prior to a formal offer being made.

Flexible working is supported where possible, local government salary-related pension offered, a child care voucher scheme as well the benefits of gaining staff discounts around the City and through many of the UK’s largest retailers and accessing other services. As an Apprentice you are also eligible to gain an apprentice NUS card and can take advantage of the Catch the bus4work scheme.

Interviews: week commencing 16th December 2019.

Please note, your application may be shared with the training provider.

The duration of the apprenticeship will be two years.

NB. This may be amended should you have any applicable prior learning.

Application form and Branching Questions - TO APPLY - as part of your application, you will need to answer some branching questions. To help you, some guidance has been attached to the advert below. 


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

In order to apply for an apprenticeship at Brighton & Hove City Council, you must be a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area, or you must have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous three years on the first day of the apprenticeship or have some other residency eligibility status – See Annex A – apprenticeship Funding Rules. If you are resident through a visa, leave to remain or other means please confirm type and that any expiry date covers the duration of the apprenticeship once it is due to start. For further information regarding apprenticeship eligibility please visit:


Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce. 

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.