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Join our team

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

22 Feb

Vacancies - Various levels

We are currently seeking employees at all levels of experience:  Researcher (Ref:  RPA17-1), Consultant (Ref: RPA17-2), Senior Consultant (Ref: RPA17-3) and Principal Consultant (Ref: RPA17-4)

Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA) is 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 potentially to other 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, as well as consultancies providing specialist support:  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.  As of February 2017, RPA has been involved in the preparation of Applications for Authorisation for eight substances for twenty-six different uses on behalf of thirty-four companies, some of them being repeat clients.  Currently, we are experiencing a surge in demand for our services as new substances are about to be added to the REACH Annex XIV Authorisation List.

We are seeking to employ up to 5 individuals (with a right to work in the UK) 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. 

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 Researcher and Consultant levels you will be expected to carry out literature reviews, analyse data (including use of spreadsheets) and prepare written materials; an ability to write in English to a high standard is essential.  At the level of Consultant and above, you will also be expected to undertake consultation work across a range of industry organisations and with national authorities.  Senior and Principal 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 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.   Ideally individuals would have a degree in one of the following (or similar) areas:

  • Industrial economics 
  • Environmental economics / health economics
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental technology
  • Toxicology / ecotoxicology
  • Life-cycle impact assessment

All of the posts are full-time and will be based at our offices in Norfolk or London, England - although other locations in the EU are under consideration - with a salary commensurate with expertise and experience.  If you would like to join an industry leading consultancy, please send a covering e-mail including your CV to diane.edwards@rpaltd.co.uk by 24 March 2017.

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