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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

2 Dec

Head of EU / UK Policy

We have a new role as of Head of EU / UK Policy to lead RPA’s policy team.  This role will ensure delivery of our existing EU and UK project portfolio whilst meeting our ambitious growth targets in new areas. 

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an employee owned independent consultancy with an established reputation and proven expertise in the fields of UK & EU policy, economics, environment, chemicals and sustainability.

Since becoming an employee owned business in April 2019, RPA has adopted an ambitious plan for growth over the next two years.  As a result, we are seeking to increase the capacity of our team, build on our portfolio of existing contracts and expand into new areas of work.  As part of these expansion plans, we have created a new role of Head of EU / UK Policy to lead RPA’s policy team.  This role will ensure delivery of our existing EU and UK project portfolio whilst meeting our ambitious growth targets in new areas.  The ability to contribute to projects whilst driving growth is key.

As an experienced leader within policy consultancy, you will be a recognised authority in your field and have:

  • 15+ years’ relevant experience within Policy Consultancy;
  • A proven track record of leading impact assessments, evaluations and other types of analytical studies according to UK and EU guidelines;
  • A comprehensive understanding of policy development and implementation processes in the UK and EU;
  • Demonstrable success at public tendering;
  • Ability to develop our future business strategy in the Policy Sector;
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, including application of social research methods;
  • Significant leadership, people management and project management experience;
  • Commerciality to manage pipeline and budgets;
  • Ability to create innovative methodologies that exceed client needs;
  • Strong links and networks within industry, the public sector and/or academia;
  • Excellent written English (other language skills would also be an advantage).
  • Relevant degrees at graduate and, preferably also, post-graduate level;

Salary is competitive. After 6 months you will gain equity in the business via the employee owned trust which brings tax free bonuses, participation in dividends and a voice in the future of the company.  The role can be based in our Norwich headquarters or our London office.

If you are interested, either contact the Managing Director for an initial informal discussion or send your CV and a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA and what you could contribute to the company to post@rpaltd.co.uk

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RPA is seeking a Chemical Risk Management Specialists at the Consultant or Senior Consultant Level to join our international Chemicals Team in the UK.   

Background to RPA

Risk & Policy Analysts an independent consultancy with a strong reputation and proven expertise in the fields of environment, economics, chemicals, UK & EU policy and sustainability and particularly at the forefront of work in the field of chemicals risk management.  Since 3 April 2019, RPA has transitioned to become an employee-owned business run through an employee ownership trust (EOT) where staff own 75% of the business through the trust, with future profits being shared equally.

At policy level, RPA has provided 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.  RPA also leads a framework contract with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to provide consultancy support across a range of areas. 

RPA’s services to industry (associations, consortia and individual companies) are tailored at assisting organisations to meet their obligations under the REACH Regulation.  In particular, RPA is advising a range of clients on how to respond to the requirements for Authorisation of the continued use of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) and has been involved in the preparation of Applications for Authorisation for 9 substances covering more than 50 uses.   

RPA also provides support to industry in relation to proposed REACH restrictions on substances, as well as substance defence, more generally with respect to the impacts of harmonised classifications under the range of EU legislation; this includes the impacts under the Biocidal Products and Plant Protection Products Regulations. 

Currently, we are experiencing a surge in demand for our services across all of these different areas and we are also looking to expand our service offering in the area of regulatory observatory/surveillance activities. 

As a result, RPA is seeking a Chemical Risk Management Specialists at the Consultant or Senior Consultant Level to join our international Chemicals Team in the UK.   

Description of tasks

The successful applicant (Consultant or Senior Consultant) will be required to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team on:

  • Collecting and analysing information on the conditions of use and markets for substances of concern, including literature reviews;
  • Assessing the availability, suitability and feasibility of potential alternatives;
  • Supporting the analysis of socio-economic impacts arising from chemicals regulation;
  • Organising and executing consultation exercises for a variety of stakeholders (clients, supply chain participants, regulators) in variety of forms (questionnaires, email communication, webinars);
  • Monitoring regulatory developments and events of relevance to ongoing projects and clients; and
  • Preparing written reports to a high standard.

A Senior Consultant will require relevant previous experience and will have the opportunity to manage individual projects and act as RPA’s liaison with the client and the regulators.

Description of the ideal candidate

The work requires people who are not only methodical and analytical but also fast-learning, flexible and prepared to tackle unfamiliar subjects with enthusiasm.  The ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant degree, ideally at postgraduate level, in a relevant discipline, such as Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Environmental chemistry/technology, Toxicology/ecotoxicology, Life-cycle impact assessment;
  • Relevant past experience (particularly for a Senior Consultant position) gained through practical chemical risk management work at a company level, a consultancy or regulator environment – experience with REACH Authorisations will be advantageous;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as computer skills (word processing and spreadsheets);
  • Ability to work well under pressure both independently and as part of a team on concurrent projects;
  • Motivation to further develop their expertise as a member of one of the leading chemical risk management teams in Europe;
  • Proficiency in another European language would be an advantage

Salary is competitive and reflective of experience and expected contribution.  The position can be either full time or part time.  Staff are able to take advantage of flexible working and after 6 months you will join the employee owned trust and become a co-owner of the business, with the benefits that this brings such as a voice in the future of the company, tax free bonuses and participation in dividends.

If you are interested, either contact the Chemical Director Panos Zarogiannis for an initial informal discussion or send your CV and a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA and what you could contribute to the company to post@rpaltd.co.uk

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To support our increasing workload, we are now seeking a REACH Authorisation Specialist to join our international Chemicals Team.

Background

Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA) is an independent consultancy with a strong reputation and proven expertise in the field of the REACH Regulation and particularly in the area of REACH Authorisation; RPA has prepared and submitted numerous Applications for Authorisation and our Authorisation services are in increasing demand – an RPA-led consortium of consultants was recently awarded the contract for the preparation of several Applications for Authorisation on behalf of the Aerospace & Defence Chromates Re-Authorisation Consortium (ADCR) while RPA is currently defending numerous Applications that were submitted earlier in 2019.

To support our increasing workload, we are now seeking a REACH Authorisation Specialist to join our international Chemicals Team.

Description of tasks

The successful applicant will contribute or (depending on past experience) lead the generation of Applications for Authorisation for a range of private clients.  More specifically, we are looking for an experienced chemical management / regulatory affairs professional to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team on:

  • Collecting and analysing information on the conditions of use and markets for substances listed in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation (Authorisation List), including literature reviews;
  • Assessing the availability, suitability and feasibility of potential alternatives;
  • Establishing and analysing the economic, social and competition impacts arising from non-Authorisation;
  • Organising and executing consultation exercises for a variety of stakeholders (clients, supply chain participants, regulators) in variety of forms (questionnaires, email communication, webinars);
  • Participation in meetings with clients and collaborating consultants;
  • Liaising with clients and regulators (e.g. ECHA officers);
  • Monitoring regulatory developments and events of relevance to ongoing projects and clients; and
  • Preparing written reports to a high standard.

The ideal candidate

The work requires people who are not only methodical and analytical but also fast-learning, flexible and prepared to tackle unfamiliar subjects with enthusiasm.  Key competencies would include:

  • A good knowledge and understanding of the REACH Regulation, practical experience of its implementation and most specifically knowledge of the Authorisation process;
  • Experience with socio-economic analysis and the analysis of alternatives and some familiarity with the ways of
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as computer skills (word processing and spreadsheets);
  • Ability to work well under pressure both independently and as part of a team on concurrent projects;
  • Understanding of the requirements for handling confidential information and operating in an environment of competing business interests;
  • Motivation to further develop their expertise as a member of one of the leading chemical risk management teams in Europe;
  • Proficiency in another European language would be an advantage, particularly French or German.

Benefits

Salary is competitive and reflective of experience and expected contribution.  The position can be either full time or part time and flexible working arrangements can be negotiated, including the location for the right candidate.  

RPA is a growing company with ambitious plans, including relocation to a new larger central office by mid-2020.  Since 3 April 2019, RPA has transitioned to become an employee-owned business run through an employee ownership trust (EOT) where staff own 75% of the business through the trust, with future profits being shared equally.  For UK-based members of staff, after 6 months you will join the EOT and become a co-owner of the business, with the benefits that this brings such as a voice in the future of the company, tax-free bonuses and participation in dividends.

For further information and an immediate confidential discussion, contact Panos Zarogiannis, Director at panos.zarogiannis@rpaltd.co.uk

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Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an employee owned independent consultancy with an established reputation and proven expertise in the fields of UK & EU policy, economics, environment, chemicals and sustainability.

After becoming an employee owned business in April, we have ambitious growth plans over the next two years.  As a result, we are seeking to increase our leadership team to grow existing contracts and new areas of work.  We are currently seeking individuals to join our policy team at the Principal Consultant at the company’s headquarters in Norwich (Loddon).  These roles will be expected to work across a range of different sectors, as well as to help develop new sectors. 

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an employee owned independent consultancy with an established reputation and proven expertise in the fields of UK & EU policy, economics, environment, chemicals and sustainability.

After becoming an employee owned business in April, we have ambitious growth plans over the next two years.  As a result, we are seeking to increase our leadership team to grow existing contracts and new areas of work.  We are currently seeking individuals to join our policy team at the Principal Consultant at the company’s headquarters in Norwich (Loddon).  These roles will be expected to work across a range of different sectors, as well as to help develop new sectors. 

As an experienced leader within policy consultancy, you will have:

  • 10 years plus experience within Policy Consultancy;
  • A proven track record of leading impact assessments and/or evaluations according to UK and EU guidelines;
  • Strategic leadership but with the ability to lead by example in terms of methodology execution;
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills;
  • Innovative experience in applying social research methods;
  • An understanding of policy development and implementation processes in the UK and ideally also in the EU;
  • Significant skills in stakeholder engagement and commercial management;
  • Significant experience of successful public tendering within the sector;
  • Leadership and people management experience;
  • Ownership of pipeline and tender selection;
  • Project management skills (Prince 2 or equivalent) and experience of leading relevant projects for either public or private sector clients;
  • Ability to undertake policy analyses across multiple sectors,
  • Strong links and networks within industry, the public sector and/or academia;
  • Excellent written English (other language skills would also be an advantage).

Salary is competitive and will align with level and experience. Staff are able to take advantage of flexible working options.  After 6 months you will join the employee owned trust and become a co-owner of the business, with the benefits that this brings such as a voice in the future of the company, tax free bonuses and participation in dividends.

If you are interested, either contact the Managing Director for an initial informal discussion or send your CV and a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA and what you could contribute to the company (REF: RPA POL) to post@rpaltd.co.uk

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Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an employee owned independent consultancy with an established reputation and proven expertise in the fields of UK & EU policy, economics, environment, chemicals and sustainability.

Since becoming an employee owned business in April 2019, RPA has adopted an ambitious plan for growth over the next two years.  As a result, we are seeking to increase the capacity of our team, build on our portfolio of existing contracts and expand into new areas of work.  We are currently seeking individuals to join our policy team at the Senior Consultant and Principal Consultant level at the company’s London office (Farringdon).  These roles will be expected to work across a range of different sectors, as well as to help develop new sectors.

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an employee owned independent consultancy with an established reputation and proven expertise in the fields of UK & EU policy, economics, environment, chemicals and sustainability.

Since becoming an employee owned business in April 2019, RPA has adopted an ambitious plan for growth over the next two years.  As a result, we are seeking to increase the capacity of our team, build on our portfolio of existing contracts and expand into new areas of work.  We are currently seeking individuals to join our policy team at the Senior Consultant and Principal Consultant level at the company’s London office (Farringdon).  These roles will be expected to work across a range of different sectors, as well as to help develop new sectors.

As an experienced policy consultant, you will have:

  • Master’s or phd in law;
  • 6+ years’ experience within Policy Consultancy, focusing on regulation or legal aspects;
  • An understanding of policy, regulation and legal development and implementation processes in the EU and UK;
  • A proven track record of leading regulatory/legal analyses, impact assessments, and/or evaluations according to UK and EU guidelines;
  • Experience of applying social research methods;
  • Demonstrable skills in stakeholder engagement;
  • Strong experience of successful public tendering;
  • People management experience;
  • Experience of managing pipeline and tender selection;
  • Project management skills (Prince 2 or equivalent) and experience of leading relevant projects for either public or private sector clients;
  • Willingness to undertake regulatory and legal policy analyses across multiple sectors,
  • Strong links and networks within industry, the public sector and/or academia;
  • Excellent written English (other language skills would also be an advantage).

Salary is competitive and will align with level and experience. Staff are able to take advantage of flexible working arrangements.  Since becoming an employee owned business in April 2019, RPA staff members have benefitted from becoming co-owners of the business.  After 6 months, you will become a co-owner and member of the employee owned trust, with the benefits that this brings such as a voice in the future of the company, tax free bonuses and participation in dividends.

If you are interested, either contact the Managing Director for an initial informal discussion or send your CV and a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA and what you could contribute to the company (REF: RPA LONRLP) to post@rpaltd.co.uk

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13 Sep

Senior Economist

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an employee owned independent consultancy with an established reputation and proven expertise in the fields of UK & EU policy, economics, environment, chemicals and sustainability.

After becoming an employee owned business in April, we have ambitious growth plans over the next few years.  As a result, we are seeking to increase our leadership team to grow existing client bases and new areas of work.  We are currently seeking individuals to join our economists’ team at the Principal Consultant level at the company’s headquarters in Norwich (Loddon).  These roles will be expected to work across a range of different sectors, as well as to help develop new sectors.  We have recently established an Economists Practice and this role will be key in supporting the existing team in developing existing processes, methodologies and areas of expertise.

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an employee owned independent consultancy with an established reputation and proven expertise in the fields of UK & EU policy, economics, environment, chemicals and sustainability.

After becoming an employee owned business in April, we have ambitious growth plans over the next few years.  As a result, we are seeking to increase our leadership team to grow existing client bases and new areas of work.  We are currently seeking individuals to join our economists’ team at the Principal Consultant level at the company’s headquarters in Norwich (Loddon).  These roles will be expected to work across a range of different sectors, as well as to help develop new sectors.  We have recently established an Economists Practice and this role will be key in supporting the existing team in developing existing processes, methodologies and areas of expertise.

As an experienced leader with a background in consultancy or similar, you will have:

  • A strong background in micro and/or macroeconomic theory and an ability to translate this to different policy and project contexts;
  • 10 years plus experience ideally within the fields of industrial, consumer, environmental or waste policy;
  • Demonstrable skills in applied economic analysis, including:   experience in the valuation of human health and / or environmental impacts; experience in economic modelling techniques, econometrics or statistical analysis; or experience in applying economics thinking to impact assessments and evaluations,
  • A proven track record of leading impact assessments and/or evaluations according to UK and EU guidelines;
  • Significant experience of successful public tendering within the sector;
  • Leadership and people management expertise;
  • Project management skills (Prince 2 or equivalent) and experience of leading relevant projects for either public or private sector clients;
  • Strong links and networks within industry, the public sector and/or academia;
  • Excellent written English (other language skills would also be an advantage).

Salary is competitive and will align with level and experience. Staff are able to take advantage of flexible working arrangement.  After 6 months, you will join the employee owned trust and become a co-owner of the business, with the benefits that this brings such as a voice in the future of the company, tax free bonuses and participation in dividends.

If you are interested, either contact the Managing Director for an initial informal discussion or send your CV and a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA and what you could contribute to the company (REF: RPA ECO) to post@rpaltd.co.uk

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Our Environment team work in a highly diverse sector, providing public sector programme reviews and evaluations. We are currently looking for a suitably qualified consultant to join our environment team in a senior position.  In this role you will be expected to identify and successfully bid for competitive tender opportunities, project and team manage, and provide technical expertise. 

As a project manager you will be expected to manage the day to day activities of several projects at any one time, including client liaison, progress tracking and invoicing.  You will also be responsible for up to two direct reports, providing support and career development. You will be able to work as a key part of the Environment team and the wider RPA multi-disciplinary teams as required.  On a technical level, you will be expected to have industry specific knowledge (for example, UK and/or EU legislation such as the Water Framework Directive, Habitats Directive, the Agriculture Bill and Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan), be able to develop and apply innovative methodologies, and undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis.  Good written and verbal communications skills will be essential for producing clear technical reports and assisting with stakeholder engagement.

Essential candidate attributes include:

  • 6+ years professional experience within environmental consultancy (or equivalent role or sector);
  • Experience of carrying out evaluations or reviews drawing on both quantitative and qualitative evidence;
  • Familiarity with environmental topics such as natural capital accounting, ecosystem services, natural resource issues, and environmental economics;
  • Ability to develop innovative methodologies to meet clients’ needs;
  • Team and project management experience; and
  • Excellent written English (other language skills would also be an advantage).

You will be primarily office-based in Norfolk, although site visits and client meetings will be required.  The salary is in the range £32,000 - £42,000 p.a., dependent on experience.  The role is advertised as a full-time role but applications for part-time working will also be considered.  The package of benefits includes:

  • Pension contribution;
  • 28 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays (this increases by one day each year until a maximum of 33 days is reached);
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly policies;
  • Excellent training and development opportunities; and
  • Tax free bonuses and participation in dividends (after 6 months of employment).

RPA has grown into an internationally renowned consultancy, with an established reputation and proven expertise.  As of April 2019, RPA is an employee-owned company held in trust to work towards a shared goal of growth and success for all.  The innovative transition will allow all staff members, regardless of seniority, to have greater say in the future of RPA. 

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 9am Friday 29th November 2019.  If you are interested in the role, please send your CV and cover letter to post@rpaltd.co.uk, please include the reference: RPA ENV.  More information on RPA is available at www.rpaltd.co.uk

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