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Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd welcomes all enquiries from those wishing to work with us. We are not only interested to hear from appropriate candidates who would like to work with us on a permanent basis, but also from those who would be prepared to work with us on a freelance consultancy basis from EU and candidate countries.

Current Vacancies

We are seeking to employ two individuals as Consultants or Senior Consultants to assist with our work on chemicals risk management.

We are an independent consultancy at the forefront of work in the field of chemicals risk management. At policy level, we provide advice to the European Commission, for example on the impacts of changes in the scope of REACH, but also to national governments and industry associations. We also lead a framework contract with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to provide consultancy support across a range of topic areas; we are supported on this contract by key players in the chemicals field including specialist support from: RIVM, DHI, TNO Triskelion, Ökopol and Milieu.

Our services to industry (associations, consortia and individual companies) are tailored at assisting organisations to meet their obligations under the REACH Regulation. In particular, we are advising a range of clients on how to respond to the requirements for Authorisation of the continued use of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). RPA has been involved in the preparation of Applications for Authorisation for eight substances for 27 different uses on behalf of 34 companies, some of them being repeat clients. Currently, we are experiencing a surge in demand for our services as new substances are being added to the REACH Annex XIV Authorisation List while some existing Authorisations are coming up for renewal.

The work requires people who are not only methodical and analytical but also fast-learning, flexible and prepared to tackle unfamiliar subjects with enthusiasm. At the Consultant level you will be expected to carry out literature reviews, analyse data (including spreadsheets) and prepare written materials which will form part of Analyses of Alternatives and Socio-economic Analyses. You will also be expected to undertake consultation work with stakeholders across a range of industry organisations and with national authorities. Senior Consultants with relevant previous experience will have the opportunity to manage individual projects and act as RPA’s liaison with the client and the regulators. In all cases, you must have good organisational skills and must be able to prepare written materials to a high standard. Proficiency in another European language would be advantageous.

Our minimum requirements are relevant degrees at graduate and, preferably, post-graduate level with relevant professional experience. Ideally, successful candidates would have a degree in one of the following (or similar) areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical engineering
  • Environmental chemistry/technology
  • Toxicology / ecotoxicology
  • Life-cycle impact assessment

Relevant experience of chemicals risk management could include practical chemicals regulatory and/or risk assessment experience, analysis of market sectors, identification of alternatives, use of QSARs and/or IUCLID, familiarity with REACH dossiers and preparation of Chemical Safety Reports.

All of the posts are full-time and will be based at one of our UK offices in Norfolk or London - although other locations in the EU are under consideration - with a salary commensurate with expertise and experience. Our main office in Norfolk has its own garden and gym while our London office in Farringdon offers constant coffee and a roof garden. RPA provides a friendly but busy work environment and is an equal opportunity employer with a 50:50 gender split across all levels of the company. We also have no gender pay gap and never have had.

If you would like to join an industry leading consultancy, please send a covering e-mail including your CV with reference I22 to diane.edwards[at]rpaltd.co.uk by 31 August 2017.

Salary: £27,500 to £40,000 per year

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We are seeking to employ two individuals as Economists or Senior Economists who have the desire and ability to assist in such work across our client base. You will be involved in a wide range of studies - most of which will involve assessing the socio-economic impacts of possible changes to current EU policies and/or legislation.

We are an independent consultancy at the forefront of work in the field of chemicals risk management. At policy level, we provide advice to the European Commission, for example on the impacts of changes in the scope of REACH, but also to national governments and industry associations. We also lead a framework contract with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to provide consultancy support across a range of topic areas; we are supported on this contract by key players in the chemicals field including specialist support from: RIVM, DHI, TNO Triskelion, Ökopol and Milieu.

Our services to industry (associations, consortia and individual companies) are tailored at assisting organisations to meet their obligations under the REACH Regulation. In particular, we are specialists in the fields of socio-economic analysis and analysis of alternatives and are advising a range of clients on how to respond to the requirements for Authorisation of the continued use of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). We are also supporting the preparation of socio-economic information to feed into consultations on Restriction proposals. RPA has been involved in the preparation of Applications for Authorisation for eight substances for 27 different uses on behalf of 34 companies, some of them being repeat clients. Currently, we are experiencing a surge in demand for our services as new substances are being added to the REACH Annex XIV Authorisation List while some existing Authorisations are coming up for renewal.

The work requires people who are not only methodical and analytical but also fast-learning, flexible and prepared to tackle unfamiliar subjects with enthusiasm. You will be expected to carry out literature reviews, analyse data (primarily spreadsheets) and prepare written materials. You will also be expected to undertake consultation work with stakeholders across a range of industry organisations and with national authorities. Senior Economists with relevant previous experience will have the opportunity to manage individual projects and act as RPA’s liaison with the client and the regulators. In all cases, you must have good organisations skills and must be able to prepare written materials to a high standard. Proficiency in another European language would be advantageous.

Our minimum requirements are relevant degrees at graduate and, preferably, post-graduate level together with some relevant professional experience. Ideally, successful candidates would have a degree in one of the following (or similar) areas:

  • Economics / Econometrics
  • Environmental economics / health economics
  • Industrial economics

Previous experience of socio-economic analysis would be desirable.

All of the posts are full-time and will be based at one of our UK offices in Norfolk or London - although other locations in the EU are under consideration - with a salary commensurate with expertise and experience. Our main office in Norfolk has its own garden and gym while our London office in Farringdon offers constant coffee and a roof garden. RPA provides a friendly but busy work environment and is an equal opportunity employer with a 50:50 gender split across all levels of the company. We also have no gender pay gap and never have had.

If you would like to join an industry leading consultancy, please submit a covering e-mail with your CV with reference I23 by 31 August 2017.

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £27,500 to £40,000 per year

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