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7 Thread Street, Paisley, PA1 1JR
£41,768 - £47,161 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

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Lead - 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 RMA has created a new Lead role to design, implement and evaluate a new pilot project where the RMA will be responsible for providing secondary assurance of risk management plans associated with First Grant of Temporary Release applications. The role will also work with related RMA Lead posts for Development, Effective Practice and the Order for Lifelong Restriction.

The Role

The project will commence as an initial 4 year pilot with the objective being to support effective practice in the assessment and management of life sentence prisoners applications for FGTR. The RMA will undertake a secondary assurance role for cases that have already been reviewed through a rigorous process within the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), and that are deemed to meet a complex case criteria. The RMA will not be involved in operational decisions regarding FGTR applications.

The RMA’s involvement will be to evaluate the quality of risk assessment and risk management plans against the RMA’s Standards and Guidelines. The post holder will work closely with a range of SPS staff to promote effective practice and will be responsible for the design, implementation, training delivery and evaluation of the project, and for making recommendations for the RMA’s ongoing involvement on completion of the pilot.

The FGTR Lead will work within the Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR) team and report to the Head of OLR on project deliverables and relevant key areas.

The Person

This challenging post requires a range of experience and expertise in the application of risk assessment methods and managing case work within the field of justice. The successful candidate will have a track record in line management; organisational leadership; leading on the development, implementation and evaluation of projects; have demonstrable project management and communication skills to engage and influence practitioners, 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 at Vacancy: Lead - RMA - Risk Management Authority

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 Lead is a Grade 6 post with a salary range of £41,768 - £47,161


To arrange a confidential discussion about the position or any process queries please contact Debbie Campbell on 0141 278 4478.

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:   22/08/2021

Panel Interview dates:  Week commencing 13/09/2021

All applications required to be submitted by email or post.

No agencies.