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Vacancy on District Licensing Committee 

Applications are sought from Hastings residents who are interested in making decisions on alcohol licensing within the District.
The Hastings District Licensing Committee (DLC) is responsible for issuing all alcohol licences in Hastings.
The DLC is made up of 3 people:  The chairperson, who is a Councillor, plus two members (from the District Licensing Committee List).
We are looking to add people to the List who have an appropriate range of expertise and competencies, such as:
• Alcohol licensing experience in previous roles
• Knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
• Good decision-making skills.
• Knowledge of the purposes of the hearing process and of applying the legislation
• An understanding of the community and its expectations around alcohol licensing and the minimising of alcohol related harm.
• Good communication skills.
Applicants must have experience relevant to alcohol licensing matters, but must not have any direct interests in the alcohol industry or alcohol retail business, and must not be a constable, Medical Officer of Health, a liquor licensing inspector or an employee of the Council.
New members of the Hastings District Licensing Committee will be provided with training and will work as part of the Committee on a rostered basis.
This together with the number of meetings for which a full 3 person Committee is required means that list members may only need to attend 4 or 5 meetings a year.

If you have any questions, please contact:  Richard Palmer at or phone 871 5000.

Read the District Licensing Committee factsheet here

Read Council's Policy on Appointment of committee members here

Applying for an advertised position

All applications must be made on our Jobs Board

You will be required to give an email address to complete the process. If you don’t have an email address, set one up for free with email providers such as Hotmail, Gmail or Yahoo, or you use an email address of a friend or relative.

The recruitment and selection process

Step 1: Vacancy advertised – on this website and in other media (newspapers, websites) as appropriate.

Step 2: Applications received.

Step 3: Applications are considered by the appointing manager and those who are shortlisted are contacted and invited to attend an interview.

Step 4: Shortlisted applicants are interviewed - generally by a panel of people including the appointing manager, the supervisor/team leader and a person from the Human Resources group. As part of the selection process applicants may also be required to complete a work sample (a piece of work that they would be likely to encounter in the job).

Step 5: The best applicant for the job is chosen and offered the position. All unsuccessful applicants are notified.


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