Risk Practice Lead

Permanent, Full Time 37 hours per week

£34,913 to £39,502


The RMA is seeking to recruit a Risk Practice Lead on a full time, permanent basis to contribute to our purpose of setting standards to promote effective risk assessment and management practice.


The Role


This is a key role in which the post holder will lead on the publication of standards and guidelines, development and training programmes; and the design and delivery of research and evaluation projects to support a range of risk practice initiatives. The role will involve working with a wide range of stakeholders and practitioners to promote effective risk assessment and management practice. The post holder will support individuals and organisations through change, in order that risk practice is continuously improved, and that new approaches are implemented, reviewed and further developed.


The Person


The successful candidate will have a strong background in criminal justice, gained in areas such as social work or psychology, and have a sound knowledge of the theory and research that informs risk assessment and risk management practice.


- Educated to degree level with a relevant professional / post graduate qualification

- Practice experience in a relevant environment

- Knowledge of the development, theory and research evidence in the field of risk assessment and management

- Good analytical skills with the ability to source, review and analyse a range of data to produce reports to a standard suitable for external circulation / publication

- Excellent communication skills are essential to this role; the ability to write clearly on complex subject matter, to develop and deliver engaging presentations and training; and to influence and support others

- Strong organisational / project management skills

- The ability to lead and successfully complete projects independently and as part of a team.


Full details of this role including the job description, which outlines the necessary knowledge and skills required to fulfill this post, are available to download below.


Applicants who wish to discuss this position informally can do so by contacting Mark McSherry on 0141 278 4475.


Completed applications and diversity monitoring forms should be returned in confidence via email to:


Completed applications should be returned no later than the 4th of February 2018.