Research Lead

Permanent, Full Time 37 hours per week

£34,568 to £39,111 (pay award pending)


The RMA is seeking to recruit an experienced researcher as Research Lead. The post holder will lead the RMA’s research function; designing, undertaking and supervising innovative research projects to advance effective practice in the field of risk assessment and risk management. The Research Lead will negotiate stakeholder engagement within the research programme and specific projects, and also promote research skills within the staff group.


The Role


The role is suited to a researcher qualified to post graduate or post-doctoral level, with knowledge in the fields of either psychology, criminal justice or social work. The role requires substantial experience of interrogating qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of stakeholders/partners for research/analysis purposes.


The Person


The role involves a diverse range of responsibilities, and key characteristics required for the post include strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of a relevant criminal justice practice environment and knowledge of the development, theory and research evidence in the field of risk assessment and management are essential. The ideal candidate will have experience of successfully designing and leading research projects; have the capacity to produce work of a publishable standard; a good working knowledge of research methods; and competence in using SPSS.


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 25th of September 2017.