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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

8 Mar

Senior Economics Consultant

We are currently looking to hire Senior Consultants specialising in Economics. Find out more below.

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, chemicals and sustainability.

We provide multi-disciplinary, innovative, expert advice and strategic analysis skills, assisting both public and private sector decision makers in the development and implementation of sustainable policies. We offer a broad range of services and utilise a variety of skills in order to produce high quality, tailor-made outputs. The work we undertake places us directly at the centre of the UK and European legislative process, providing us with an opportunity to help ensure the UK and Europe achieves its social and economic environmental and sustainability goals.

Over the past 30 years, we pride ourselves on having pushed forward the boundaries of how impact assessment and evaluations, as well as broader policy analysis, are carried out across a range of different fields. Our work has often been used as an example of best practice.

If you are interested in working in any of these areas for RPA, then we encourage you to apply for the role of Senior Consultant. You can be based at either the company’s office in Norfolk or London (based on the current COVID situation, we are following the relevant governmental advice and guidance). This is a permanent role and can be full or part time As an experienced Consultant, you will probably have:

  •  A minimum of 5 years’ experience within consultancy;
  •  A background in micro and/or macroeconomic theory;
  •  Relevant experience ideally within the fields of human health and environmental policy;
  •  Demonstrable skills in applied economic analysis, including: experience in the valuation of human health and economic modelling           techniques, econometrics or statistical analysis;
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and proven ability to deliver consultancy reports.

Additional skills that are desirable include:

  •  Experience of applying economics thinking to impact assessments and evaluations, according to UK and EU guidelines;
  •  Links and networks within industry, the public sector and/or academia;
  •  Excellent written English (other language skills would also be an advantage);
  •  Ability to translate the economic theory and modelling to different policy and project contexts;
  •  Experience of successful public tendering within the sector;
  •  Experience of leading relevant projects for either public or private sector clients;
  •  One or more EU languages besides English.

Salary and benefits

Salary is transparent and will be within our pay ranges of £32,000 to £41,000. We apply £3,000 London weighting where applicable. We offer 38 days holiday a year (inc bank holidays) and 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 have a work from home policy in place (pre Covid). We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer future direction of EU and UK work, whilst contributing to a positive impact on society and the environment, then contact our Managing Director, Matthew Lambert on Matthew.lambert@rpaltd.co.uk for an initial informal discussion or send your CV together with a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA, to applications@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA ES ECON). Feel free to share any examples of recent work.

The review of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled with an appointment expected to be made in April 2021.

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8 Mar

Consultant

We are currently looking to hire a Consultant specialising in Marine, Fisheries and Aquaculture.

To find out more please read below.

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, chemicals and sustainability. We provide multi-disciplinary, innovative, expert advice and strategic analysis skills, assisting both public and private sector decision makers in the development and implementation of sustainable policies. We pride ourselves on having pushed forward the boundaries of impact assessment and evaluations, and broader policy analysis, across a range of different fields.

The Environment & Society team work closely with clients to provide bespoke expert advice on the impact of environmental and social policy implementation for public, private, and non-government organisations. We offer a broad range of services and utilise a variety of skills to produce high quality, tailor-made outputs. The work we undertake places us directly at the centre of the UK and European legislative process, providing us with an opportunity to help ensure the UK and Europe makes a valuable contribution to achieving sustainable development goals.

We are seeking a Consultant to support the Environment & Society team specialising in marine, fisheries and aquaculture. They will also learn from and contribute to other projects in the environmental field such as water quality and flood risk.

Key responsibilities

The key responsibilities for this role include supporting and contributing to: 

  • Production of impact assessments and evaluations
  • Development of methodologies for assessing impacts
  • Seeking relevant tenders, preparing proposals and drafting reports
  • Carrying out quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Undertaking stakeholder engagement and consultation 
  • Attending client meetings, workshops and conferences and presenting material as required

Person specification

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience within Environmental Consultancy 
  • Experience of undertaking desk-based research 
  • Design stakeholder consultations and undertake engagement activities (such as interviews, surveys, workshops, conferences) 
  • Experience with preparing proposals and reports for clients 
  • An excellent team player who builds on open relations with the team and clients
  • Understanding of Water Framework Directive, 25 Year Environment Plan, Fisheries Bill, National Flood and/or Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy, Knowledge of natural capital and ecosystem services frameworks
  • Desire to learn and grow the business particularly in the fields of water quality, flood risk, marine and fisheries, natural capital and historic environment. Familiarity with evaluation and appraisal techniques for example, UK Treasury Green Book, Magenta Book and/or EU Better Regulation guidelines  

Salary and Benefits

We operate transparent salary ranges. The consultant range is £27,500 to £31,500. There is an additional £3,000 London weighting (where applicable) Working hours 37.5 hours (with flexible working arrangements and work from home options in line with company policy). Our current working arrangements are inline with COVID-19 Regulations.   We offer up to 38 days (including bank holidays) holiday Employee-owned Trust.  We are employee owned and so all employees are called “Co-Owners”. After 6 months you will join the employee owned Trust.  As part of this you will benefit from tax free profit share and a voice in the future of the Company.  We offer inhouse, online and industry recognised training.  We offer a pension to all new employees with a contribution of 3%.  We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

We encourage you to send a one page cover letter summarising why you would like to join RPA and a two page (maximum) CV to applications@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA ES CON).

The review of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled with an appointment expected to be made in April 2021

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8 Mar

Senior Consultant

We are currently looking to hire a Senior Consultant

To find out more please read below.

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, chemicals and sustainability.

We provide multi-disciplinary, innovative, expert advice and strategic analysis skills, assisting both public and private sector decision makers in the development and implementation of sustainable policies. We offer a broad range of services and utilise a variety of skills in order to produce high quality, tailor-made outputs. The work we undertake places us directly at the centre of the UK and European legislative process, providing us with an opportunity to help ensure the UK and Europe achieves its social and economic environmental and sustainability goals.

Over the past 30 years, we pride ourselves on having pushed forward the boundaries of how impact assessment and evaluations, as well as broader policy analysis, are carried out across a range of different fields. Our work has often been used as an example of best practice.

If you are interested in working in any of these areas for RPA, then we encourage you to apply for the role of Senior Consultant. You can be based at either the company’s office in Norfolk or London (based on the current COVID situation, we are following the relevant governmental advice and guidance). This is a permanent role and can be full or part time.

As an experienced Consultant, you will probably have: 

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within consultancy; 
  • A proven track record of winning work and supporting on the full project lifecycle, including tender preparation, for impact assessments, studies and/or evaluations according to UK Green book or 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); 
  • Experience of applying social research methods drawing on both quantitative and qualitative evidence; 
  • 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 high quality reports.

Additional skills that are desirable include: 

  • Ability to develop and run workshops, focus groups and semi-structured interviews; 
  • Ability to create innovative methodologies to meet clients’ needs; 
  • Some people management experience; 
  • Demonstrable skills in stakeholder engagement; 
  • Experience of managing pipeline and tender selection; 
  • One or more EU languages besides English.

Salary and benefits

Salary is transparent and will be within our pay ranges of £32,000 to £41,000. We apply £3,000 London weighting where applicable. We offer 38 days holiday a year (inc bank holidays) and 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 have a work from home policy in place (pre Covid). We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer future direction of EU and UK work, whilst contributing to a positive impact on society and the environment, then contact our Managing Director, Matthew Lambert on Matthew.lambert@rpaltd.co.uk for an initial informal discussion or send your CV together with a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA, to applications@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA ENVSOC).

Feel free to share any examples of recent work The review of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled with an appointment expected to be made in April 2021.

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17 Mar

Senior & Principal EU Policy Consultants

We are seeking to hire European Policy Consultants at Senior and Principal Level.  Find out more below. 

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

Since becoming an employee owned business in April 2019, RPA has ambitious plans for growth.  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 Environment and Society team at the Senior Consultant and Principal Consultant levels.  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 public 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 project lifecycle, 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:

  • Have experience with any of the following EU policy areas: consumer protection, health and safety at work, labour market, social inclusion and human rights, civil and criminal justice systems;
  • Experience of applying social research methods (including excellent qualitative and quantitative data gathering and 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 linked to 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 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).

Roles can be full or part time, but you will require the right to work in the UK.  We are an equal  opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.  The last deadline for applications is Friday 24th April 2021, but applicant reviews and interviews will be ongoing during this period.

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