New Zealand Law Society - Expressions of Interest - Waikato District Licensing Committee

Expressions of Interest - Waikato District Licensing Committee

Licensing Committee Panel Members

Great decision-making skills? Former alcohol licensing experience? We are calling for applications from persons interested in making alcohol licensing decisions to be part of Waikato District Council's District Licensing Committee.

Expressions of interest are invited from suitable persons for consideration for appointment as Licensing Committee Members. The District Licensing Committee consists of a Chair or a Commissioner and two other Licensing Committee Members drawn from a list of members appointed by Waikato District Council. We are seeking expressions of interest from those seeking to join this list of members, to serve on the panel when required.

The District Licensing Committee has responsibility for all local decisions on applications made under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, including:

  • premises licence applications - new
  • renewals, variations
  • new applications and renewals of manager's certificates
  • applications for temporary authority
  • special licences variations, suspensions and cancellations.

Waikato District Council is keen to reflect the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applicants who can demonstrate:

  • knowledge of alcohol licensing and the legal framework
  • an understanding of the impact of alcohol-related harm on communities
  • highly developed analytical and decision-making skills
  • experience applying legislative and regulatory frameworks
  • knowledge of and familiarity with the conduct of public hearings
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • the highest standard of professional and personal integrity.

DLCs are quasi-judicial committees of Council with decisions being appealable to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority.

Applicants should be prepared for flexible working hours, noting that this is not a full-time role. Successful candidates will be contracted to the Waikato District Council and will not be employees of the council. Work will be on an 'as required' basis at the remuneration set by the Minister of Justice.

Further information on the roles, including application details, can be found on the careers page of the Waikato District Council Website. Applicants should demonstrate how their ability to make decisions on alcohol matters and their experience of hearings processes will benefit Waikato District Council's DLC.

To apply for this job, please go online to and enter the job code 15314LS

Applications Closing Date: Wednesday, 19th May 2021 at 11.55pm

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