Mark first joined the RMA in 2010 as Head of Development and since then has led our development and research programmes, as well as delivery functions relating to OLR’s, including approval of Risk Management Plans, review of Annual Implementation Reports and the accreditation of assessors. He has also recently become a Panel Member for the Scottish Advisory Panel for Offender Rehabilitation to providing assistance to the accreditation of programmes.
Mark started his career working in residential care and alternative to custody programmes. He worked in youth justice and with care organisations such as Alzheimer Scotland before joining SACRO in 1997. Mark studied social work which included placements with Glasgow Women’s Reproductive Health Services, children and families social work and a counselling service for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. He provided programmes on Domestic Abuse and support services to woman and children across the Forth Valley as well as programmes for those convicted of sexual offending and for young people on Probation. He held posts at Glasgow Community Safety Services providing restorative programmes with young people and Renfrewshire Council prior to becoming Head of the Scottish Government’s Effective Practice Unit in 2007.
Mark will take up post on the 1st of September 2019.