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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

RPA is now hiring Researchers!

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.

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 environmental, social and economic 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, is carried out across a range of different fields.  Our work has often been used as an example of best practice.

We are pushing to increase our capacity to meet the needs of existing contracts and potential new areas of work.  If you are interested in working within the areas mentioned above or believe you can offer something dynamic to RPA we encourage you to apply for the role of Researcher at the company’s office in Loddon, Norfolk.  These are permanent roles and can be full-time or part-time.

The work requires people who are not only methodical and analytical but also prepared to tackle unfamiliar subjects with enthusiasm.  At the Researcher level, you will be expected to carry out literature reviews, collect and analyse large amounts of information and data (including use of spreadsheets), and prepare written materials.  At any one point in time, you are likely to be involved in multiple studies.  You must have good organisational skills and an ability to prepare written materials to a high standard.

The minimum requirement for these positions is a 2:1 degree and a right to work in the UK.  RPA is a diverse and equal opportunity employer and so would welcome all applications.

 

Requirements:

  • Degree to a 2:1 level.  Degrees in economics, environmental sciences or similar, chemistry, law, materials science, mathematics, computer science and politics would have direct relevance;
  • 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 within deadlines;
  • 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

The posts offer a £20,000 salary, increasing to £22,000 after 6 months (pro rata if part-time).  Staff are able to take advantage of flexible working time (choosing between 8 am to 10 am start; 4 pm to 6 pm finish) and the option to take unpaid leave for extended holidays.  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 would like to join this dynamic small company, please send your CV with a cover letter detailing why you are applying to RPA and how you meet the specifications detailed (Ref: RPA-GRAD) to post@rpaltd.co.uk.

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RPA is looking to employ experienced economists - please find out more here

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an independent employee-owned consultancy.

 

We provide multi-disciplinary, innovative, expert advice and strategic analysis skills to both public and private sector decision makers around the world.  Our work takes us to the heart of UK and EU policy, with a focus in the fields of economics, chemicals and the environment; but we are also looking to expand into new areas.  We pride ourselves in the high quality of our services and our market leading position in terms of the projects we carry out and among the clients that we serve.  As a result, the work that we undertake places us directly at the centre of the UK and European legislative processes.

 

Our economics and policy work covers a broad range of services and sectors, and our outputs are tailor made.   Over the past 30 years, we pride ourselves on having pushed forward the boundaries of how economics and policy analysis is applied in a range of fields, with our work often used as an example of best practice or leading to shifts in practice more generally.

 

We became an employee-owned business in April and have ambitious growth plans over the next two years.  As a result, we are seeking to increase our senior economics capacity to grow existing contracts and new areas of work.  We are currently seeking individuals to join our economics team at the Senior Consultant, Principal Consultant and Technical Director level at the company’s headquarters in Norfolk (Loddon) or London (Farringdon).  These roles will work across our policy, environmental and chemicals teams.

 

As an experienced economist you will have:

  • A strong background in micro and/or macroeconomics theory and an ability to translate this to different policy and project contexts;
  • Demonstrable skills in applied economic analysis, including cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. Experience in the valuation of human health and or environmental impacts would be of benefit;
  • Experience in other economic modelling techniques, econometrics or statistical analysis;
  • Experience in applying economics thinking to impact assessments and evaluations.

Due to the nature of the positions being offered, it is also likely that you will have:

  • A post-graduate degree in economics from a leading university;
  • A willingness to learn about new sectors/policy fields and to explore new ways of applying economics to these;
  • Project management skills (Prince 2 or equivalent) and experience of leading relevant projects for either public or private sector clients;
  • A demonstrable record of identifying and leading on successful tenders;
  • Strong links and networks within industry, the public sector and/or academia; and
  • Excellent written English (other language skills would also 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 time (choosing between 8 am to 10 am start; 4 pm to 6 pm finish) and the option to take unpaid leave for extended holidays.  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 to post@rpaltd.co.uk

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RPA is looking for experienced policy analysts to join our growing team. Find out more here

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an independent employee-owned consultancy.

We provide multi-disciplinary, innovative, expert advice and strategic analysis skills to both public and private sector decision makers around the world.  Our work takes us to the heart of UK and EU policy, with a focus in the fields of economics, chemicals and the environment; but we are also looking to expand into new areas.  We pride ourselves in the high quality of our services and our market leading position in terms of the projects we carry out and among the clients that we serve.  As a result, the work that we undertake places us directly at the centre of the UK and European legislative processes.

Our policy work covers a broad range of services and sectors, and our outputs are tailor made.   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, is carried out across a range of different fields.  Our work has often been used as an example of best practice.

We became an employee-owned business in April and have ambitious growth plans over the next two years.  As a result, we are seeking to increase our senior policy capacity to grow existing contracts and 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 headquarters in Norwich (Loddon) or London (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:

  • A proven track record of leading impact assessments and/or evaluations according to UK and/or EU guidelines;
  • Demonstrable skills in stakeholder engagement;
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills and/or demonstrable experience in applying social research methods;
  • An understanding of policy development and implementation processes in the UK and ideally also in the EU;
  • Willingness to undertake policy analyses across multiple sectors.

Due to the nature of the positions being offered, it is also likely that you will have:

  • A relevant post-graduate degree from a leading university;
  • A willingness to learn about new sectors/policy fields and to explore new ways of applying economics to these;
  • Project management skills (Prince 2 or equivalent) and experience of leading relevant projects for either public or private sector clients;
  • A demonstrable record of identifying and leading on successful tenders;
  • Strong links and networks within industry, the public sector and/or academia; and
  • Excellent written English (other language skills would also 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 time (choosing between 8 am to 10 am start; 4 pm to 6 pm finish) and the option to take unpaid leave for extended holidays.  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 to post@rpaltd.co.uk

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We are now hiring Consultants/Senior Consultants to work within the Chemicals team. Please see below

Chemicals Risk Management – Senior Consultant/Consultant (Ref: Chem19)

Background to RPA

Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA – www.rpaltd.co.uk) is 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 the 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 a 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 time (choosing between 8 am to 10 am start; 4 pm to 6 pm finish) and the option to take unpaid leave for extended holidays.  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

The deadline for submission of CV and cover letter is 30 June 2019.  Please indicate where you have seen this job ad and use reference Chem19 in your communication.

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