Local Authority Designated Officer
NJC31 £33,799 pro rata (£20,096 actual salary)
22 hours per week, Permanent
The Children`s Safeguarding and Reviewing Service are seeking to appoint a qualified social worker to the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). The LADO role is to offer professional advice and manage allegations made against people who work with children and young people, either in paid employment or in voluntary work, in line with the requirements described in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019) and Local Safeguarding Children Partnership protocols. The post-holder will ensure that effective mechanisms are in place to progress allegations in a clear, timely and appropriate manner so that children and young people are supported and protected from harm.
You will be responsible for establishing effective working relationships with the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership, the Police, schools, early years’ providers, the voluntary sector and other relevant organisations to promote the role of the LADO and support agencies in being knowledgeable and confident in reporting concerns or allegations about adults who work with children and young people. You will be required to operate a professional consultation service, providing advice and information to employers across organisations in relation to the management of allegations and develop effective systems, processes and protocols for the management of allegations, and ensure there are robust performance management systems in place to enable the tracking and monitoring of allegations.
Applicants of this customer facing role will have the ability to provide advice and guidance in accurate spoken English as required under the immigration act 2016.
Closing date for applications is mid-day on 6th July and interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place on 21st July.
Should you wish to have an informal discussion about this post please contact Jill Alderson, Service Manager (01472) 325464 or Megan Dennison, Assistant Director (01472) 325127