Date: 24-Nov-2021

Job Location: Gloucester

Employer: Gloucestershire County/Gloucester City Councils

  • Job Title:                            LADO
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall 
  • Salary:                               £40,876 - £43,857 per annum (pro rata)
  • Hours per Week:               18.50 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     28/12/2021 
  • Job Requisition Number:   2243 
  • This post is not open to job share 


Gloucestershire’s vision is “to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life, especially those children who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.”


We have ambitious improvement and transformation plans to create the optimum conditions within which our staff can make a real difference and improve outcomes for children.


Reward & Support: Here’s what we offer in return for your hard work. A generous pay and reward programme including:

  • £2,000 Retention Payment*
  • 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
  • Opportunity to work from home for a proportion of the week


*Please note, all our welcome payments and retention payments are non-contractual, pro-rata for part time staff and subject to National Insurance and tax deductions.


Your Team: This is a unique opportunity to join our Allegation Management Service team as Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on a part-time, 18.5 hour basis, working alongside our existing LADO. Our Allegation Management Service ensures allegations against individuals in a position of trust are dealt with robustly in Gloucestershire.


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 play a key role across all stages of the Allegations Management process. You will undertake initial discussions based on referrals to advise whether the Allegations Management threshold is met. Through chairing and reviewing Multi-Agency Allegations Management meetings for children and young people, you will assess risk in accordance with the Working Together To Safeguard Children 2018 legislation, with the inclusion of Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance alongside local advice from the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership. 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 final outcomes for each case. To find out more, please refer to the Job Profile.


To apply, you will need to have:

  • 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


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

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 contact Rob England, Head of Quality at Robert.England@gloucestershire.gov.uk with your name, number and what you wish to discuss. 



Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-


LADO Job Profile


Gloucestershire Children's Social Work Recruitment Booklet


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 want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

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.