Bradford Council Careers – Designated Officer

  • Permanent
  • Bradford

Website Bradford Council

Department of Children’s Specialist Services
Safeguarding and Reviewing Unit
Post Title: LADO

Post reference Number
Band / Grade and Salary: PO5
£45,648 plus £2000 (pro rata)
Hours: 18.5
Base: Margaret McMillian Towers, Bradford, BD1 1NN

The closing date for applying for this post is: 16.10.2023
The panel are expecting to short list on 17.10.2023 with interviews to be on the 31st of October 2023 and the 1st of November 2023.
It is an exciting time to join us in Bradford Children’s Services. We have a strong Senior Leadership Team who are focussed and have a clear vision to embed quality of practice across the Bradford District. Children are at the heart of everything we do. We use and continue to embed trauma informed, relationship based practice with focus on the Strengths based model, working with key partners across the district within our work with families and we have a clear model of care for the children and young people we look after.
We are looking to recruit friendly, dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join our expanding Safeguarding and Reviewing Unit and we want to hear from you if you
  • Have excellent innovation skills to join us on our journey to excellence
  • Have the ability to work and contribute to a team
  • Have a flexible approach when the need arises
The role you would be coming to do
To ensure that children are not harmed by people who work and volunteer with children by responding promptly, effectively and confidentially to allegations and concerns from all organisations offering a service to children, ensuring high standards of professional practice consistent with legislation and statutory guidance, specifically Children Act 2004, Working Together, and Dealing with Allegations of Abuse against staff who work with children.

To challenge and support agencies to take appropriate and timely steps to safeguard children from neglect and abuse by professionals, volunteers and those in public office who have direct contact or responsibility for children.

To provide accurate information to senior managers across all services and agencies contributing to the care and protection of young people, of the extent and nature of allegations against people working and volunteering with children and young people.

The person we are looking for
We are looking for someone who has experience of chairing meetings and co-ordinating complex allegations management. You need to be highly organised and able to work on your own initiative. You need to ensure that processes and procedures are followed. You need to be highly professional, with a comprehensive understanding of harm and abuse as well as data protection, local and national policies and procedures.

Recognised Social Work Qualification
Registration with Social Work England

If you would like to contact us with any questions about the role or working for Bradford Council, please do not hesitate to contact:

Linda Skidmore, Service Manager in Safeguarding and Reviewing Unit on 07870 543867 or by e-mailing [email protected]

Helen Cliffe, Service Manager in Safeguarding and Reviewing Unit on 07582 101 083 or by e-mailing [email protected]

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post

Please find below attachments
Job Profile: Job Profile LADO.doc

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Closing Date: 16/10/2023

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