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About us 

We’re a small, supportive team at the Risk Management Authority (RMA). A non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, we work to keep people safe. Established in 2005, the RMA is uniquely placed to provide advice, support and guidance to justice partners across Scotland.

Our employees

Our experienced colleagues are from a range of backgrounds including law, psychology, corporate governance, human resources and social work. We’re proud to be represented by a team, dedicated to making Scotland a safer place to live.

Office culture 

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. Our people are our greatest asset, and wellbeing is a key focus for us. Colleagues can take advantage of support from a 24-hour employee assistance service.

Career development 

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.

Brand values

Learning: We drive change and promote a culture of continuous improvement. We support and value each other’s contributions; we acknowledge that shared experience and understanding helps us achieve out aims.

Integrity: We’re impartial, consistent and objective in our work, and we’re not afraid to challenge. We believe in honesty and transparency and our work can be trusted.

Fairness: We put people at the heart of what we do, and our work is firmly rooted in human rights. We act fairly and consistently and treat everyone with dignity. Our people are compassionate and want to make a positive difference.

Excellence: We’re committed to setting and upholding the highest possible standards, and we deliver what we promise.

Meet the Recruiting Team

Mark McSherry
Mark McSherry
Chief Executive

I started my career working in residential care, alternative to custody programmes and youth justice before joining SACRO in 1997. I studied social work  and 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. I held posts at Glasgow Community Safety Services providing restorative programmes with young people, prior to becoming Head of the Scottish Government’s Effective Practice Unit in 2007. I first joined the RMA in 2010 and became CE in 2019.

Paul Keoghan
Paul Keoghan
Director Corporate Services (Line Manager)

I joined the RMA in 2008 as Director of Corporate Services and have responsibility for corporate governance and finance matters. Previously, I worked in various management roles within the education sector in Scotland. This experience is further complemented by financial roles I held with several multinationals in London. My experience is supported by various qualifications including an MBA and a Diploma in Corporate Governance.

Eddie Kotrys
Eddie Kotrys
Head of Effective Practice

I joined the RMA as Head of Effective Practice in 2022 and have strategic responsibility for developing RMA policy on the basis of research and effective practice evidence, through engagement with justice agencies in Scotland and by providing advice to the Scottish Ministers. I have extensive experience in the field of justice. I began my career as a prison officer and went on to hold many leadership and senior roles across operational, workforce development and national policy areas.

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