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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 people (with an existing right to work in the UK) as Consultants or Senior Consultants to assist with our work on chemicals.

Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd in the UK (RPA – www.rpaltd.co.uk) is an independent consultancy at the forefront of work in the field of chemicals risk management.  At the policy level, we have provided analyses and advice to the European Commission, for example on the impacts of changes in the scope of the REACH Regulation, 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.  In response to the UK’s Brexit referendum result, we have also recently established RPA Europe srl in Italy.  This newly incorporated independent company ensures that we will be able to continue to provide these services in the future.

Our services to industry (associations, consortia and individual companies) are tailored at assisting organisations to meet their obligations under the REACH and other Chemicals Regulations.  In particular, RPA has been involved in the preparation of Applications for Authorisation for 10 substances covering more than 40 uses on behalf of over 40 companies (some of them being repeat clients).   We also provide support to industry in relation to proposed REACH restrictions on substances as well substance defence more generally, for example with respect to the impacts of harmonised classifications under a range of EU legislation including the impacts under the Biocidal Products and Plant Protection Products Regulation.  Currently, we are experiencing a surge in demand for our services across all of these different areas. 

As a result, we are seeking to employ two people (with an existing right to work in the UK) as Consultants or Senior Consultants to assist with our work on chemicals.

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 study reports, for example, 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 sciences/technology
  • Toxicology / ecotoxicology
  • Waste management
  • Environmental / health economics

Relevant experience could include practical chemicals regulatory and/or risk assessment experience, analysis of market sectors, identification and assessment of alternatives, use of QSARs and/or CHESAR or other chemical exposure modelling tools, familiarity with REACH dossiers and preparation of Chemical Safety Reports, socio-economic analysis work.

Both posts are full-time and will be based at our office in Norfolk, England with a salary and benefits package commensurate with expertise and experience.   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.  We operate flexible working hours and can accommodate part time working.  Our main office in Norfolk has its own garden and gym, and is connected by public transport to Norwich.  If you would like to join an industry leading consultancy, please send a covering e-mail including your CV with reference M22 to diane.edwards@rpaltd.co.uk by 30 June 2018.

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