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Child Licencing Officer
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Salary Details: Spinal point 26-29 (£25,746 - £28,356 per annum, pro-rata)  
Job Term: Permanent  
Appointment Type: Part-time 
Hours: 18  
Location: Kingston
Directorate: Protection and Early Help 

About the role
The post holder will carry out a wide variety of statutory licensing functions in line with Performance licensing as regulated under the Children and Young Persons Act 1933/63 and the Children (Performances and Activities) (England) Regulations 2014.

As Child Licensing Officer for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for;

• Supporting children in maximising their educational opportunities
• Ensuring that licencing regulations and requirements are met in line with statutory responsibilities and duties
• You will be processing and administration of such licences but not limited to, Chaperone Licencing, Elective Home Education as well as the Child Performance Licencing.

This is a fantastic role in a lively and supportive team.

About us
We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

About you
To be a Child Licensing Officer for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points;

• Excellent IT skills
• Previous experience or knowledge of child licensing processing would be an advantage but are not essential
• Due to the nature of the work we do require applicants to be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently and being able to meet deadlines in accordance with issuing of licences.

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. Our learning and development offer was highlighted as a key strength by the judging panel when they named us Social Work Employer of the Year in 2016.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Nash Kalyanji at for an informal discussion.

Benefit of working for Achieving for Children
As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to;

• Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
• A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
• Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
• A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
• Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
• Reflective supervision from an experienced management team

You will find out more about our organisation at

How to apply
Please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile. Some of our positions require CV only.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

Advert Closing Date: 21st October 2018

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