The Risk Management Authority (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 RMA are seeking experienced, confident risk assessors from psychology and psychiatry disciplines to become Accredited Risk Assessors.
This is a rare opportunity to take up an interesting and challenging role in contributing to robust and defensible decision making in Scotland’s criminal justice system. A specialism and extensive experience in forensic services is essential. Qualified individuals will be accredited by the RMA to complete complex risk assessments for the High Court in relation to the Order for Lifelong Restriction sentence. Assessors are required to provide the court with a high quality assessment which clearly outlines conclusions and recommendations relating to risk presented by the individual. This report should be provided in a timely manner in line with timescales outlined by the court. Completion of the assessment will require a collateral file review, interviews with the subject of the report, professionals and relevant others and development of a clear and accessible report. The assessor may also be required to attend court as a professional witness.
This challenging role requires a relevant professional qualification, such as: Registered Forensic Psychologist and/or Chartered Psychologist; Clinical Forensic Psychologist, or Psychiatrist with forensic specialty. Accredited Assessors must be UK based and have the ability to travel. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate a consistently high standard of written communication, and extensive knowledge of current professional literature and research regarding the assessment, treatment and management of sexual and violent offenders.
Full details of Accredited Assessor Criteria and Competencies can be found in the Information for Applicants section of our website, www.rma.scot/OLR
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Accredited Assessors are not employed by the RMA, they are accredited by the RMA and engaged and remunerated by the court. When acting on behalf of the court, assessors are reimbursted in line with expert witness rates for their time and travel spent compiling a Risk Assessment Report. This is currently set at £100 per hour. Travelling and accommodation expenses may be claimed, subject to agreed rates.
To arrange a confidential discussion about the role or any process queries please contact our office on 0141 278 4478 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Information for Applicants pack is available on our website. Alternatively, you can request a pack by contacting our office on 0141 278 4478 or via email to email@example.com
KEY DATES IN THE PROCESS
Applicants must complete an eligibility questionnaire to proceed to application. The questionnaire will be available between 8 October 2021 - 7 January 2022.
RISK MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY 7 Thread Street, Paisley PA1 1JR 0141 278 4478 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rma.scot