Vacancy: Head of Risk Practice

    23 April 2019, Archive

    The RMA has created a new Head of Risk Practice role

    The Role
    The Head of Risk Practice will lead the Delivery and Development teams and provide assurance to the Chief Executive on two key areas:
    (i) on delivery functions relating to the promotion of effective practice: in particular with regard to the Order of Lifelong Restriction including approval of Risk Management plans, review of Annual Implementation Reports and Accreditation of Assessors, while maintaining compliance with legislation, policy and best practice.
    (ii) on development functions relating to the promotion of effective practice: including research; keeping under review the provision of services; training design and delivery; national policy frameworks, standards and guidelines, while maintaining compliance with legislation, policy and best practice.

    The role has specific operational responsibility for the above activities and will be required to formulate strategic 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 practices, processes and procedures.

    The Person
    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.

    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 Risk Practice is a Grade 8 post with a salary range of £55,239 – £62,374

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

    Application Information
    The application pack including a job description and application form is available to download below. Alternatively, you can request an application pack by contacting our office on 0141 278 4478 or via email to

    Key Dates in the Process
    Closing date for applications: Sunday 12th May 2019
    Panel Interview dates: Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th May 2019

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