A personal licence is a licence held by a particular individual to permit that person to authorise the sale of alcohol from a premise that is suitably licensed to sell alcohol.
A personal licence holder may give consent to become a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) for a licensed premises where the activity of supply of alcohol is authorised. The DPS has a legal responsibility for authorising the sale of alcohol and control of the day to day management of that premises under the terms of the licence. Make sure that if the designated premises supervisor is not physically on the premises, there is a clear management structure with which staff are familiar with.
Personal licences are not required in qualifying club situations, and for premises licences that do not retail alcohol.
Once granted, the licensing authority which issued the licence remains the “relevant licensing authority” for it and its holder, even though the individual may move out of the area or take employment elsewhere. The personal licence itself will give details of the issuing licensing authority.
Apply for a personal licence - GOV.UK website