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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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12 Jul

Economics Researcher/Junior Consultant

We are looking to employ an economics researcher/junior consultant. If you think you'd be interested and have the applicable skillset, see below:


Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA) is an independent consulting company providing high quality and innovative strategic analysis skills to both public and private sector clients around the world.  At the policy level, we assist decision makers with the development and implementation of sustainable policies and currently hold a number of contracts with the European Commission, the UK government and other European authorities.

Our services to industry (associations, consortia and individual companies) are tailored at assisting organisations to understand and / or meet their legal obligations under EU legislation, such as REACH, Biocidal Products, Plant Protection Products, etc.  In particular, we are specialists in the field of socio-economic analysis and are supporting a range of clients in the preparation of socio-economic information to feed into, for example, REACH Authorisations, REACH Restriction proposals, active substance renewals, etc.

Due to an expansion in requests for our services, we are seeking to increase our capacity to meet the needs of existing contracts and potential new areas of work. We are currently seeking qualified individuals to work as a Researcher / Junior Consultant (Ref: RPAXX) at the company’s office in Loddon, Norfolk.

The position would suit a newly qualified graduate, with some experience of consultation or similar work being advantageous, but not essential.  It will involve a variety of economic analysis work across the full scope of RPA’s services, ranging from environmental policy issues to chemicals risk management, consumer safety, industrial policy and the impact of disruptive technologies on public policy.  The work requires people who are not only methodical and analytical but also prepared to tackle unfamiliar subjects with enthusiasm.  At the Researcher / Junior Consultant levels, you will be expected to carry out literature reviews, collect and analyse large amounts of information and data (including use of spread-sheets), and prepare written materials.  At any one point in time, you are likely to be involved in multiple studies.  You must have good organisations skills and an ability to prepare written materials to a high standard. 

Our minimum requirement is a relevant degree at graduate and, preferably, post-graduate level (with a right to work in the UK). 

Requirements:

  • At least a BA/BSc degree in Economics, with a Masters’ degree in Economics being a distinct advantage.  Knowledge of environmental or health economics would be an advantage;
  • Strong quantitative and computer skills;
  • Able to use economic theory as a starting point for developing an analytical framework;
  • Knowledge of micro-economic techniques such as CBA, CEA and ecosystem services would be advantageous;
  • Proven ability to work flexibly across a number of concurrent projects and to deliver high quality work within deadlines;
  • Proficiency in another language would be advantageous.

The post is full-time with a salary commensurate with expertise and experience.  If you would like to join this dynamic small company please send your CV and a covering e-mail explaining your interest and suitability for the position to diane.edwards@rpaltd.co.uk by 15th August 2018.

 

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