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7 Thread Street, Paisley, PA1 1JR
£51,172 - £57,780 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

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 OLR Team Manager role to lead on a range of legislative duties and to promote effective practice with Justice agencies in Scotland.


The Order for Lifelong Restriction Team Manager will provide oversight of all delivery functions, including the Accreditation of Assessors, approval of Risk Management Plans, and review their implementation. A primary focus of this role will be leading on the First Grant of Temporary Release (FGTR) project. Working collaboratively with the Scottish Prison Service and Scottish Government, the successful candidate will develop, implement and evaluate a process of secondary assurance for applications for FGTR in complex cases.

The OLR team will provide advice to Scottish Ministers on behalf of the RMA and will work closely with the RMA development and effective practice teams contributing to research, training, Standards and Guidelines and policy functions. The role is required to develop and maintain stakeholder relationships, and contribute to the development, delivery and continual improvement of policy and practice.


This challenging post requires a range of experience and expertise in the field of assessing and managing the risk posed to the public by serious violent and sexual offending. The successful candidate will have a substantial track record in developing and delivering initiatives to improve risk assessment and management practice; 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, please visit


The RMA offers excellent conditions of employment which include 25 days annual leave, 11½ days public/privilege holidays, flexible working hours and civil service pension scheme. The OLR Team Manager is a Grade 7 post with a salary range of £51,172 - £57,780.


To arrange a confidential discussion about the position or any process queries please contact Mark McSherry or Debbie Campbell on 0141 278 4475.


The application pack is available on our website, Alternatively, you can request an application pack by contacting our office on 0141 278 4478 or via email to


Closing date for applications: Sunday 31 October 2021

Panel Interview dates: Week commencing 15 November 2021

All applications required to be submitted by email to

No agencies.

RISK MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY 7 Thread Street, Paisley PA1 1JR 0141 278 4478