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7 Thread Street, Paisley, PA1 1JR
£57,465 - £64,888 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

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Head of Effective Practice - Permanent - Full Time 37 hours per week

 The Risk Management Authority (RMA) is a Non-Departmental Public Body which focuses on protecting the public from the risk of serious harm posed by violent and sexual offending.

The Head of Effective Practice role leads on a range of legislative duties of the RMA to promote effective practice.

The Role

The Head of Effective Practice will lead the Effective Practice team and national policy development and engagement with justice agencies in Scotland. The Effective Practice team will provide advice to Scottish Ministers on behalf of the RMA and will work closely with the RMA development and OLR teams contributing to research, training, Standards and Guidelines and Order for Lifelong Restriction functions.

The role has strategic responsibility for the above activities and will be required to formulate operational plans for the development of these areas. The role is required to develop and maintain stakeholder relationships, and contribute to the development, delivery and continual improvement of policy and practice.

The Person

This challenging post requires a range of experience and expertise in the field of justice. The successful candidate will have a substantial track record in leading policy development and engagement; have demonstrable leadership qualities and communication skills to engage and influence practitioners, senior managers, and policy makers; and importantly, will have a sound appreciation of the RMA’s purpose, legislative duties and operations.

Full details are provided in the Job Description and Person Specification. To find out more about the RMA, please visit our website in the link below.

Terms & Conditions

The RMA offers excellent conditions of employment which include 25 days annual leave, 11½ days public/privilege holidays, flexible working hours and pension. The Head of Effective Practice is a Grade 8 post with a salary range of £57,465 - £64,888


To arrange a confidential discussion about the position or any process queries please contact Mark McSherry on our main office number.

 Application Information

The application pack including a job description and application form is available for download from our website. Alternatively, you can request an application pack by contacting our office by phone or via email.

Key Dates in the Process

Closing date for applications: Sunday 24 October 2021

Panel Interview dates: Week commencing 1st November 2021

All applications required to be submitted by email or post.

No agencies.