08 Aug, 2023

Vacancy: OLR Case Worker

Applications are now closed.

Join our team! We’re looking for someone to join us on a fixed term (12-months) basis as an Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR) Case Worker.

Role: OLR Case Worker
Location: Hybrid Working (Minimum of two days per week in our Paisley Office)
Salary: Grade 3 (£31,093 – £34,069)
Contract: Full Time (37 hours per week) Fixed Term Contract (12 months)

We are looking for a temporary Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR) Case Worker to join our OLR team at the Risk Management Authority (RMA), on a 12-month fixed term contract. The 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 Case Worker will provide support, advice and guidance to Lead Authorities and other relevant stakeholders. The role of a Case Worker involves the rigorously review and evaluation of OLR Risk Management Plans, Annual Implementation Reports, Risk Assessment Reports and Accreditation applications, ensuring compliance with the RMA  Standards  &  Guidelines,  policies and procedures. The post holder will also contribute to the Risk Management Authority’s functions of research, training and the promotion of effective practice. 


You should be qualified to degree level in a relevant discipline e.g. Psychology, Social Work and/or Law. Knowledge of risk assessment and risk management practice is essential, as is robust analytical abilities in written and verbal communication. Knowledge and experience in managing case work within Justice, Social Work and/or Law would be advantageous. 


The RMA offer a wide range of flexibility and benefits including 27 days’ annual leave plus 11½ public/privilege holidays, flexible working, flexi time, newly introduced weekly wellbeing leave hour, excellent pension, individualised continuous professional development and supportive policies and procedures, including a hybrid working policy. 


You would be joining a small organisation of 24 colleagues who are exceptionally supportive to each other. We underpin all that we do by supporting and applying our “LIFE” values: Learning; Integrity; Fairness; and Excellence. 

We recognise our responsibility in our role to “make Scotland safer by reducing serious harm”. Find out more by browsing this website.


For an informal discussion please contact Lauren McClintock, OLR Team Manager on lauren.mcclintock@rma.gov.scot or Ross Pollock, OLR Lead on ross.pollock@rma.gov.scot call 0141 278 4478. 


The application pack is available to download below. Alternatively, you can request an application pack by contacting our offices on 0141 278 4478 or via e-mail recruitment@rma.gov.scot 

Closing date for applications: midnight, Monday 28 August 2023 

Interview date: Week beginning 11 September 2023 

No Agencies.  


To apply, please send a completed application form and equalities and diversity monitoring form to recruitment@rma.gov.scot with the subject line ‘OLR Case Worker Application’. Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 28 August 2023.

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