26 Mar, 2024

Vacancy: OLR Lead

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

The Role

As an OLR Lead at the Risk Management Authority (RMA), you will have responsibility for working closely with public protection partners to raise the standard of risk management across Scotland. Primarily, this will relate to oversight of the Order for Lifelong Restriction and will involve regular engagement with internal and external stakeholders, including the Scottish Prison Service, NHS and Justice Social Work partners.

The lead role is central to the implementation of the OLR sentence. The lead will maintain oversight of the OLR population, from assessments being undertaken by RMA accredited assessors, to the development and implementation of Risk Management Plans for those subject to the OLR. The role will also support the development and implementation of a range of projects and initiatives designed to ensure the effective assessment and management of individuals who present a risk of serious harm.

The Organisation

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

We are 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 are pleased to be able to offer a wide range of benefits including 40.5 days leave, which is 29 days annual leave plus 11 ½ public/privilege holidays you can use flexibly at a time that suits you, as well as an excellent civil service pension provision including 28% employer contribution.

Wellbeing is a key focus for the RMA. 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 will be replaced by a shorter working week. We are working towards reducing the working week from 37 to 35 hours, with no reduction in pay. We also provide an Employee Assistance Service (EAS) where you can get expert guidance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whether you are experiencing issues at work or at home.

We really value the experience and expertise of our colleagues. 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. 

All applications must be submitted to us by e-mail to recruitment@rma.gov.scot, we do not accept applications from agencies. 

If you’d like a confidential chat about the position or any questions about this process, please contact Lauren McClintock, OLR Team Manager on lauren.mcclintock@rma.gov.scot, or give us a ring on 0141 278 4478.

Key Dates

Closing date for applications: midnight, 21 April 2024 
Interview dates: Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 May 2024

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