Social Work Local Authority Designated Officer

Location Dorset
Job type Contract
Salary £45 per hour
Contact Lauren Minter
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Reference 166170

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Work Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) to work full-time based in Dorset.

The pay rate for this locum LADO job is £45 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • Assist the Senior Manager in developing the policies, procedures and services required for the delivery of Dorset Council’s Safeguarding responsibilities
  • Support the senior manager in the development and reshaping of safeguarding services in response to legislation and statutory requirements
  • Support the Senior Manager in the development and review of safeguarding policy/strategy
  • Advise the directorate about new legislation, policies, strategies and procedures which require implementation and change within the directorate
  • Work with staff to ensure that they fully understand and implement safeguarding duties effectively
  • Represent the directorate on service matters in inter-agency and inter-authority groups deputising for senior manager when requested
  • Co-ordinate strategy or review groups including joint inter-agency groups, producing strategic and policy reports and recommendations
  • Work with service users, carers, voluntary organisations and other key stakeholders about the development of best practice and improvement of safeguarding service

Requirements of the LADO:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Adults’ or Children's Services

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team
  • In-house payroll system
  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine


This LADO job is advertised by Lauren Minter; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.