Temporary Managers

A temporary manager is someone who is appointed by the licensee to manage the licensed premises even though they do not hold a General Managers Certificate.

The temporary manager must be replacing a certificate holding manager who, for some reason, is unable to be present or whose employment has been terminated.

If the appointment is for less than two days, the only requirement is that the appointment be noted in a log book or diary.  If the appointment is for longer than 48 hours, notification must be given to the LLA, DLA and Police.  Also, an application must be made by the temporary manager to the DLA for a General Managers Certificate within 48 hours of notification of appointment.

The temporary manager can then lawfully be duty manager until such time as their General Managers Certificate has been issued.