04 Sep, 2023

Recruiting Accredited Assessors

Accredited Risk Assessors play a vital role in the Scottish justice system. In completing Risk Assessment Reports, our Accredited Assessors provide their informed professional opinion on whether the individual presents a high, medium or low risk to public safety. This supports the sentencing judge in making a decision on whether an individual should be subject to an Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR).

We’re currently seeking experienced, confident risk assessors from psychology and psychiatry to become Accredited.

As an accreditation body, we support assessors in many ways. First, we provide an induction session to introduce key processes and documentations. New assessors will then meet members of the RMA team and existing assessors. Our staff are always available to support accredited assessors with advice, support and guidance. The Accreditation process follows four stages: pre-application, application, interview and maintenance of accreditation.

Only those who meet the initial eligibility criteria in the pre-application stage will be invited to progress to application. The pre-application stage consists of an eligibility questionnaire which you can access below; we recommend you complete this as soon as possible to make sure you have enough time to prepare your application. The Information for Applicants document below is designed to support you in making an informed decision about whether it’s the right time for you to apply. If you have any questions about the role, the benefits of being accredited, or the accreditation process, you can e-mail us.  

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