Vacancy: Research Assistant

    14 December 2022, Archive

    Full time 37 hours per week
    £31,093 - £33,463

    Application period now closed.

    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 Research Assistant role will contribute to RMA research projects to advance effective practice in the field of risk assessment and management.


    The Research Assistant will primarily contribute to research projects under supervision within the Development Team. Current projects involve reviewing literature on the effectiveness of different risk management approaches, as well as supporting a pilot initiative involving testing a risk assessment framework for those convicted of indecent images of children offences.

    Responsibilities include conducting literature searches and translating this literature into accessible and succinct summaries. The Research Assistant will be expected to conduct data input and analysis, and review, update, and maintain databases and datasets. The post-holder will be required to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders to support research activities.


    This post requires a post-graduate qualification in a relevant social science subject and prior experience of quantitative and/or qualitative research. The successful candidate will demonstrate good organisational and time management skills, with an ability to prioritise workload effectively and efficiently. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are essential for this role. Knowledge of the criminal justice system and research literature on risk assessment and management are desirable. Full details are provided in the Job Description.



    The RMA offers excellent conditions of employment which include 27 days annual leave, 11½ days public/privilege holidays, flexible working hours and civil service pension scheme. The Research Assistant is a Grade 3 post with a salary range of £31,093 – £33,463. The post is full time 37 hours per week with a hybrid working trial in operation with requires a minimum of two days in the office.


    To arrange a confidential discussion about the position or any process queries, please contact Geoff Tordzro-Taylor (Head of Development) on or Rachel Webb (Development Lead) on


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


    Closing date for applications: Sunday 22 January 2023
    Interview dates from: Week commencing 6 February 2023

    All applications required to be submitted by email to
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