Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

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Salary:£40,876.00 - £43,857.00 

Working Hours:18.5 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester - GL1 2TP 

Closing date:30 November 2020 at midnight 

We offer a generous reward & pay programme:

  • Up to £8,000 Relocation Package*

  • Flexible working opportunities

  • Employee Benefits Programme

  • Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after 5 years continuous service.

  • Access to our Social Work Academy for training and development opportunities

Location: Gloucester

Teams: Allegation Management Service

This role is P/T and salary will be pro rata.

Looking for your next challenge? Then Gloucestershire County Council is hoping to hear from you!

Our Vision: We are on the lookout for a resilient and driven individual who can play their part in making our vision for children’s services a success. You will be instrumental in delivering a first-class service which will deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people of Gloucestershire.

You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpins the work we do; values of Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. For more information about our values, please click here.

Your Role: Through working with colleagues within the service and partner agencies you will make sure we are able to provide support and protection for children and young people in need and at risk.  You will undertake Initial Discussions regarding referrals coming into the LADO Officer on whether they meet the Allegations Management thresholds provided under Working Together.  You will be expected to chair multi agency Allegations Management meetings for all children and young people considered to be at risk from someone working or volunteering with them in accordance with the Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and local guidance from the GSCE. As well as the above you will hold agencies to account for their investigations under the Allegations Management process, checking the quality of reports, planning, preparation and decision making under the process and recording of final outcomes for each case.

Alongside this you will need:

  • A Social Work England registration

  • A recognised qualification in Social Work

  • To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)

  • A full driving licence and willingness to drive

  • DBS clearance

About our Social Work Academy: The Gloucestershire Children’s Services Social Work Academy offers leadership of practice to develop outstanding social workers and social work leaders who effect positive change for children, young people and families in Gloucestershire.  The aim of our Academy is to support workers at all levels, from students and newly qualified social workers to our senior leaders with their professional accreditation responsibilities and career progression options. Our Children’s Services workforce receives the highest quality continuing professional development to make sure we are the best at what we do.  For more information on our Social Work Academy, please click here.

For an informal chat about this role, please email CSWRecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk with your name, number and what you wish to discuss and a member of the team will give you a call within 48 hours.  To ensure a personalised and responsive recruitment experience all applicants will receive a call from the recruitment team to discuss this role, where you would like to practice and in what area and to book you in for an interview.

Application Information

This Position is subject to a DBS check. 

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.