We are looking for a Designated Officer (LADO) to join our Quality Assurance and Safeguarding Service.
This offers a great opportunity to play a key role in improving outcomes for Children and Families in Wokingham, with a senior leadership team committed to providing staff with support and development.
The ideal candidate will be organised, methodical and analytical in their approach and be able to communicate calmly and effectively with colleagues across the Directorate, with partner agencies and organisational leads within the children's workforce.
Applicants must have a social work qualification and have at least four years post qualifying experience in children services and with experience of safeguarding, working confidently under pressure and to deadlines and be skilled in interpreting and implementing legislation and guidance.
This post will manage the Allegations against Staff and Volunteers Procedure and chair child protection conferences on a part time basis alongside the primary role.
The main responsibilities are;
To manage allegations against staff and volunteers effectively and in a timely way, ensuring that the Directorate meets its statutory duties.
To provide advice to organisations and individuals who work with or provide services to children
To raise awareness and provide training about managing allegations and the role of the Designated Officer
To maintain detailed records of allegations and write regular reports which support learning and our journey of continuous improvement
Closing date: 11pm, 30th November 2021
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Liz McAuley: Liz.McAuley@wokingham.gov.uk
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.