Vacancy: Head of Effective Practice

    29 November 2021, Archive

    Application period now closed.


    Permanent - Full Time 37 hours per week
    £57,465 - £64,888

    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 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.

    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, take a look around our website.

    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 0141 278 4475.

    The application pack is available at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can request an application pack by contacting our office on 0141 278 4478 or via email to

    Closing date for applications: 12noon, Tuesday 7 December 2021
    Panel Interview dates: Week commencing 13 December 2021

    All applications required to be submitted by email to

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