District Licensing Committee Members Required Listen The term of the current District Licensing Committee expires on 31 January 2020. The Council is seeking expressions of interest from members of the community who are interested in becoming members of the District Licensing Committee from 1 February 2020 to 31 January 2023. POSITION TITLE:District Licensing Committee (DLC) Member POSITION PURPOSE:The purpose of this position is to consider and determine contested applications made under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, 2012. The functions of the committee are: To consider and determine contested applications for: new and renewed licences and manager’s certificatesvariation of licencestemporary authorities and special licences The Committee may also be required to: conduct inquiries and make reports required of it by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA)consider suspension or variation of special licencesundertake any other functions conferred on the DLC under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, 2012 The specific functions, powers and duties of the committee are contained in Subpart 6 of the Act. A DLC consists of three members appointed by the Council (the chairperson + two members). The chairperson of the committee may determine uncontested licence and manager certificate applications and renewal applications alone while contested applications and other application types must be heard by the full committee. If you are not appointed to the Committee you may be one of the list members who may be called upon at any time to become a DLC member for a Liquor Licensing Hearing. List members will be contracted to Council under a contract for services and will not be employees of Council. REMUNERATION:As determined by the Minister of Justice in accordance with the Cabinet fees framework, the current fees for the Chair (or Commissioner) is $624 per day ($78 per hour for part days); for other members $408/day ($51 per hour for part days). DURATION OF APPOINTMENT:The appointment will be for a period of three years. The maximum term for a member is ten years. PERSON SPECIFICATION:Essential Previous experience relevant to alcohol licensing mattersKnowledge of alcohol related harm and its impact on communitiesAwareness of community expectations around licensingAbility to understand and apply legislationStrong verbal and written communication skillsStrong investigation skillsHigh ethical and professional integrity standards Desirable Knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, 2012Able to interpret case lawKnowledge and understanding of hearings procedure IMPORTANT FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:Internal DLC Secretary Licensing Inspectors Other staff of the Council ExternalPoliceMedical Officers of HealthAlcohol Regulatory Licensing AuthorityPlease use this Application Form to apply.