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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

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

Since becoming an employee owned business in April 2019, RPA has adopted an ambitious plan for growth over the next two years.

The chemical team is seeking to increase our capacity to meet the needs of existing contracts and potential new areas of work. We are looking for a person that can support our work with private and public clients advising in the use, management and regulation of chemicals. As a consultant you will join RPA’s multidisciplinary Chemicals Team where we specialise in assessing the impacts of potential changes in the regulatory framework for chemicals at both UK and EU level, as well as undertaking horizon scanning and sector specific studies. Our activities include preparation of Authorisation dossiers under REACH, the provision of support services in relation to REACH Restrictions, CLP classification issues and the need for derogations under the Biocidal Products Regulation, as well as working on sustainability and circular economy issues.

We are looking for a person with experience in areas such as REACH and CLP, biocides, pesticides, cosmetics, substances of very high concern, and other topics such as PFAS and microplastics. Your tasks will include supporting the preparation of tenders for national and international projects, advising RPA clients, helping lead projects, and ensuring good relations with RPA’s clients. You will be supporting the team with your expertise and be willing to share your knowledge with your colleagues as well as expand and develop your expertise into new areas.

As an experienced policy consultant, you will probably have:

  • At least a few years previous experience in a similar environment;
  • A degree in chemistry, environmental sciences, materials science or economics;
  • Knowledge or chemicals regulations, skills in toxicology, exposure assessment, ecotoxicology, analysis of alternatives or socio-economic assessment would be advantageous, especially if related to REACH Authorisation;
  • Be able to demonstrate project management experience and to work independently to high standards, while at the same time be a team player;
  • Excellent desk-based analytical research skills;
  • Experience of quantitative research techniques and good computer skills;
  • Proven ability to work flexibly and to deliver high quality work to a deadline;
  • Good organisational skills and an ability to prepare written materials to a high standard;
  • Experience of working independently and contributing to small teams; and
  • Proficiency in another language would be advantageous

Salary is competitive with a generous holiday package. After 6 months you will gain equity in the business via the employee-owned trust which brings tax free bonuses, profit share and a voice in the future of the company. We work flexibly and the role can be based in our London office or our Norwich headquarters.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer future direction of national and international work, whilst contributing to positive impact on society, either contact the Head of Chemicals, Technical Director David Carlander (David.Carlander@rpaltd.co.uk) for an initial informal discussion or send your CV and a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA and why you are the right person for this role to post@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA CHEM).

The deadline for applications is Monday 2 November 2020.

 

 

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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, environment, economics, 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 an experienced Consultant / Project Manager to join our Environment team at the Senior Consultant or Principal Consultant level.  This role will be expected to work across a range of different existing environment sectors.

As an experienced Environment Consultant / Project Manager, you will probably have:

  • 5-10+ years plus of experience within natural resource management, socio-economic assessment or environmental consultancy;
  • Project management skills and experience of leading relevant projects for UK public sector clients;
  • A proven track record of leading impact assessments and/or evaluations according to UK and/or EU guidelines in areas such as flood and coastal erosion, marine environment, water quality and water resources;
  • Significant experience of successful public tendering within the sector.

Additional skills that are desirable include:

  • Experience of carrying out evaluations drawing on both quantitative and qualitative evidence;
  • Ability to lead and run workshops, focus groups and semi-structured interviews;
  • Awareness/knowledge of ecosystem services and understanding of environmental economic approaches to valuing the benefits of environmental improvements
  • Understanding of funding approaches for environmental and natural capital improvements
  • Ability to develop innovative methodologies to meet clients’ needs;
  • Leadership and people management experience.

Salary is competitive with a generous holiday package. After 6 months you will gain equity in the business via the employee-owned trust which brings tax free bonuses, profit share and a voice in the future of the company.  We work flexibly and the role can be based in our London office or our Norwich headquarters.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer future direction of UK work, whilst contributing to positive impact on society, either contact the Environment Director, Teresa Fenn on teresa.fenn@rpaltd.co.uk for an initial informal discussion or send your CV and a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA and why you are the right person for this role to post@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA ENV).

The deadline for applications is Friday 30th October 2020.

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25 Sep

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.

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 economist team at the Senior Consultant and Principal Consultant level.  These roles will be expected to work across a range of different existing sectors, as well as to help develop new sectors.

As an experienced economist, you will probably have:

  • 5- 10+ years’ experience in consultancy or similar environment with demonstrable skills in applied economic analysis, including: experience in the valuation of human health and economic modelling techniques, econometrics or statistical analysis;
  • Experience of translating economic theory and modelling to different policy and project contexts and to UK and EU guidelines;
  • Project management skills and experience of leading relevant projects for the public and private sector clients;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and proven ability to deliver consultancy reports to the public and private sector.

Additional skills that are desirable include:

  • Post-graduate qualification in health economic evaluation or related mathematical/statistical discipline (e.g. MSc in Economic Evaluation in Healthcare or Health economics);
  • Experience within the fields of human health and environmental policy;
  • Strong links and networks within industry, the public sector and/or academia;
  • People management experience.

Salary is competitive with a generous holiday package. After 6 months you will gain equity in the business via the employee-owned trust which brings tax free bonuses, profit share and a voice in the future of the company.  We work flexibly and the role can be based in our London office or our Norwich headquarters.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer future direction of the Economist work, whilst contributing to positive impact on society, either contact the Head of Economics, Rocio Salado on rocio.salado@rpaltd.co.uk for an initial informal discussion or send your CV and a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA and why you are the right person for this role to post@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA ECON).

The deadline for applications is Friday 16th October 2020.

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25 Sep

Policy Consultant

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, chemical management 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.  These roles will be expected to work across a range of different existing sectors, as well as to help develop new sectors.

As an experienced policy consultant, you will probably have:

  • 5-10+ years’ experience within policy consultancy, focusing on regulatory and legal policy development and implementation processes in the EU;
  • A proven track record of leading on the full cycle, including tender preparation, for impact assessments, studies and/or evaluations according to EU Better Regulation guidelines, including design of consultation and data collection strategies and implementing such activities (interviews, surveys, workshops, conferences) as well as policy/economic analysis (CBA, analysis of efficiency and effectiveness);
  • Project management skills and experience of leading relevant projects for public sector clients;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and proven ability to deliver consultancy reports to the European Commission.

Additional skills that are desirable include:

  • Hold a degree in Social Sciences;
  • Have experience with EU civil and criminal justice systems, consumer protection, health, labour market or regional policy;
  • Experience of applying social research methods (including excellent quantitative analysis skills);
  • Demonstrable skills in stakeholder engagement;
  • Strong experience of successful public tendering;
  • People management experience;
  • Experience of managing pipeline and tender selection;
  • Strong links and networks within industry, the public sector and/or academia; and
  • One or more EU languages besides English.

Salary is competitive with a generous holiday package. After 6 months you will gain equity in the business via the employee-owned trust which brings tax free bonuses, profit share and a voice in the future of the company.  We work flexibly and the role can be based in our London office or our Norwich headquarters.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer the future direction of EU work, whilst contributing to positive impact on society, either contact the Head of Policy, Eliza Kritikos on eliza.kritikos@rpaltd.co.uk for an initial informal discussion or send your CV and a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA and why you are the right person for this role to post@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA EU POLCON).

The deadline for applications is Friday 16th October 2020.

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