10 Nov, 2023

Vacancy: OLR Case Worker

Join Scotland’s leading experts in risk assessment and risk management, working to keep the public safe from the risk of serious harm.

Grade 3 (£32,647 – £35,773) | Permanent, full time (37 hours per week) |
Hybrid (two days per week in our Paisley office)

The Role

As an OLR Case Worker with the RMA, you’ll provide support, advice and guidance to Lead Authorities and other relevant stakeholders. The role of a Case Worker means you’ll be rigorously reviewing and evaluating documentation relating to Scotland’s Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR). This includes evaluating: Risk Management Plans; Annual Implementation Reports;, Risk Assessment Reports; and, Accreditation applications, ensuring compliance with the RMA Standards & Guidelines, policies and procedures. You’ll also contribute to research, training and the promotion of effective practice.

To apply for this role, you should be qualified to a degree level in a relevant discipline, such as psychology, social work, and/or law. We encourage applications from people who are motivated to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of justice though further post-qualification training, for example Stage 2 in Forensic Psychology.

You should have a knowledge of risk assessment and risk management practice, and excellent analytical skills in written and verbal communication. Knowledge and experience in managing case work within justice, social work and/or law would be advantageous. Full details are contained within the Job Description.

The Organisation

The Risk Management Authority (RMA) is a non-departmental public body, established in 2006. A small team of less than 30, we aim to support our colleagues in as many ways as we can, embracing our values of learning, integrity, fairness and excellence.

We’re currently working on a hybrid basis to allow for a better work/life balance, and we offer a flexible working policy and provide flexi time for all staff. As part of the Scottish Government, we’re pleased to be able to offer a wide range of benefits including 27 days’ annual leave plus 11 ½ public/privilege holidays you use flexibly at a time that suits you. We’re pleased to be able to offer our staff an excellent civil service pension provision. We also provide an Employee Assistance Service (EAS) where you can get expert guidance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whether you’re experiencing issues at work or at home.

Plus, right now colleagues can take advantage of a weekly Wellbeing Hour, a paid hour per week to do something to support your mental or physical wellbeing. This will continue through to 2024, where it’ll be replaced by a shorter working week. We’re working towards reducing the working week from 37 to 35 hours, with no reduction in pay.

We really value the experience and expertise of our team. Supporting your professional development is a priority for us, and we’re proud to provide a generous CPD offering.

Application Information

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

If you’d like a confidential chat about the position or any process queries, you can contact our OLR Team Manager, Lauren (lauren.mcclintock@rma.gov.scot­)

Key Dates

Closing date for applications: midnight, 03 December 2023

Interview dates: week commencing 18 December 2023

All applications must be submitted to us by e-mail to: recruitment@rma.gov.scot, we don’t accept applications from agencies.

Application Pack

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