Vacancy: Board Members

    25 November 2020, Archive

    Application period now closed

    RMA are looking to recruit two new Board members with experience in managing either justice social work or within prison.

    All applicants should have a sound understanding of both offender risk assessment and management and the Scottish Criminal Justice system.  They should also have expertise and experience of the operations of multi-agency risk assessment and risk management particularly from within Community Justice Social Work, the Scottish Prison Service or the Parole Board.

    As an RMA Board Member your duties will include:

    • contributing to the direction, support and guidance of the Authority in line with its statutory functions and the policy and resources framework agreed by Scottish Ministers;
    • ensuring that robust arrangements are in place to enable the RMA to take decisions on accrediting persons and/or methods of offender risk management and risk management plans;
    • contributing to the setting of challenging objectives for the RMA in relation to its functions;
    • monitoring the RMA’s performance to ensure that it meets its aims, objectives and performance targets;
    • ensuring prudent stewardship of the public funds for which the RMA is accountable, as well as making sure that the RMA adheres to strict standards of financial propriety, regularity and best practice;
    • ensuring high standards of corporate governance are observed and promoted at all times;
    • maintaining a good relationship between the Authority and its partners/stakeholders and the general public;
    • offering professional advice and guidance to stakeholders on relevant aspects of the RMA’s work.

    The term of appointment will be for four years commencing on 27 May 2021.  Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are under-represented, such as disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50.

    The closing date for completed applications is Friday, 8 January 2021.

    For full information and an Application Pack, please visit Appointed for Scotland website by clicking below.

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