Vacancy: Policy Lead

    21 May 2020, Archive

    Application period now closed

    Policy 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 Policy Lead role to contribute to a range of legislative duties with a particular focus on the RMA’s contribution to identifying, developing and implementing policy.

    The Role
    The Policy Lead will work within the Effective Practice team and provide assurance to the Head of Effective Practice on key areas. 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 oversight and management responsibility for activities relating to policy and will be required to lead and deliver on projects for the development of this area. The role is required to develop and maintain stakeholder relationships, and contribute to the development, delivery and continual improvement of policy and practice.

    The Person
    This challenging post requires a range of experience and expertise in the field of criminal justice policy. The successful candidate will have a track record in leading on the development and implementation of policy; 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 which can be found at the foot of this page.

    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 Policy 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 Geoff Tordzro-Taylor on 0141 278 4476.

    Application Information
    Further information, including a job description and application form, is available for download at the foot of this page. 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 14th June 2020
    Panel Interview dates: Week commencing 22nd June 2020

    All applications required to be submitted by email to

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