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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

10 May

Senior Consultant

We are currently looking to hire a Consultant with an interest in EU Policy, Economics, Environment, or Chemicals and Sustainability 

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

We operate agile working and so when you need to be in the office you can be based at either our head office in Norwich, Norfolk, or in London (based on the current COVID situation, we are following the relevant governmental advice and guidance). This is a permanent role that can be full time or part time role

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 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.

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10 May

Senior Economics Consultant

We are currently looking to hire a Senior Consultant specialising in Economics.

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 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

We operate agile working and so when you need to be in the office you can be based either at our head office in Norwich, Norfolk, or in London (based on the current COVID situation, we are following the relevant governmental advice and guidance). This is a permanent role that can be  full time or part time role.

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 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.

 

 

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10 May

Senior Chemicals Consultant

We are currently looking to hire a Consultant specialising in Chemicals.

To find out more please read below.

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is a Norfolk based 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.

We are proud that over the past 30 years, we have pushed forward the boundaries across a range of different fields involving the need to combine chemicals science (chemistry, toxicology, risk assessment) with economics and other social research tools.  This is true of our public sector work in chemicals policy, which has often been used as an example of best practice, as well as our work for the private sector on regulatory compliance with chemicals legislation. As a result, past clients include Defra, the Environment Agency, European Competent Authorities, the European Commission, ECHA, OECD, industry associations and private companies in the chemicals, pharma, biocidal products and plant protection products sectors.  It also includes private sector companies in downstream chemical using sectors, for example the aerospace and defence sectors.

We are recruiting for the role of Senior Consultant – Chemicals.

We are looking for an experienced consultant, with a knowledge of chemistry and experience to support and increase the capacity of our chemicals work to meet the needs of existing contracts, enable us to respond to new requests for services and to develop other potential, new areas of work.

In addition to your chemistry knowledge, you need to be a person who is methodical and analytical, has a focus on quality and is prepared to tackle a broad range of topics with enthusiasm. If you are interested in working within our Chemicals Team and believe you can offer something dynamic to RPA we encourage you to apply.

We operate agile working and so when you need to be in the office you can be based at either our head office in Norwich, Norfolk, or in London (based on the current COVID situation, we are following the relevant governmental advice and guidance). This is a permanent role that can be full time or part time role.

For the position as Senior Consultant – Chemicals, you will probably have:

  • At least 5 years’ success in a consultancy environment or similar; 
  • A degree in chemistry, toxicology, environmental sciences, material science or similar;
  • Detailed knowledge/experience of chemicals regulation and legislation including REACH and CLP; 
  • A track record of listening to clients’ needs and developing tenders that respond to these; 
  • Effective project management skills that you can demonstrate from leading relevant projects for public and private sector clients; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and proven ability to deliver consultancy reports to authorities and private clients; 
  • Effective team-working skills; 
  • The ability to deliver quality outcomes to tight timelines while working on multiple projects.

Additional skills that are desirable include:

  • Experience of applying research methods drawing on both quantitative and qualitative evidence;
  • Experience in designing data collection strategies and in undertaking interviews or consultation as part of data collection;
  • Knowledge about the EU Better Regulation Guidelines or UK Green/Magenta book;
  • Experience in presenting papers at conferences, as well as developing and leading workshops;
  • Ability to create innovative methodologies to meet clients’ needs;
  • Leadership and people management experience;
  • 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.  There is also an additional £3,000 London weighting where applicable.  We offer 38 days holiday a year 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 operate agile flexible working.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer future direction of RPA’s work at a national and international level, while contributing to positive impact on society, either contact RPA Technical Director Chemicals, 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 applications@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA CHEM2104).

The deadline for applications is Friday 27 May 2021.

 

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10 May

Principal EU Policy Consultant

We are currently looking to hire a Principal Consultant specialising in EU Policy.

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 & 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 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 public policy consultant, you will probably have:

  • 8+ 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 operate agile working and so when you need to be in the office you can be based at either our head office in Norwich, Norfolk, or in London (based on the current COVID situation, we are following the relevant governmental advice and guidance). This is a permanent role that can be full time or part time role.

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. 

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13 May

Chemical Consultant

We are currently looking to hire a Consultant specialising in Chemicals.

To find out more please read below.

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is a Norfolk based 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.

We are proud that over the past 30 years, we have pushed forward the boundaries across a range of different fields involving the need to combine chemicals science (chemistry, toxicology, risk assessment) with economics and other social research tools.  This is true of our public sector work in chemicals policy, which has often been used as an example of best practice, as well as our work for the private sector on regulatory compliance with chemicals legislation. As a result, past clients include Defra, the Environment Agency, European Competent Authorities, the European Commission, ECHA, OECD, industry associations and private companies in the chemicals, pharma, biocidal products and plant protection products sectors.  It also includes private sector companies in downstream chemical using sectors, for example the aerospace and defence sectors.

We are recruiting for the role of Consultant – Chemicals.  We are looking for an consultant, with a knowledge of chemistry and ability to support our chemicals work to meet the needs of existing contracts and enable us to respond to new requests for services.

In addition to your chemistry knowledge, you need to be a person who is methodical and analytical, has a focus on quality and is prepared to tackle a broad range of topics with enthusiasm. If you are interested in working within our Chemicals Team and believe you can offer something dynamic to RPA we encourage you to apply.

We operate agile working and so when you need to be in the office you can be based at either our head office in Norwich, Norfolk, or in London (based on the current COVID situation, we are following the relevant governmental advice and guidance). This is a permanent role that can be  full time or part time role.

For the position of Consultant – Chemicals, you will probably have:

  • At least 2 years’ success in a consultancy environment or similar; 
  • A degree in chemistry, toxicology, environmental sciences, material science or similar; 
  • Knowledge/experience of chemicals regulation and legislation including REACH and CLP; 
  • Experience of related proposals and  projects for public and private sector clients; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and proven ability to deliver consultancy reports to authorities and private clients; 
  • Effective team-working skills; The ability to deliver quality outcomes to tight timelines while working on multiple projects.

Additional skills that are desirable include:

  • Knowledge of applying research methods drawing on both quantitative and qualitative evidence;
  • Knowledge in designing data collection strategies and in undertaking interviews or consultation as part of data collection;
  • Awareness about the EU Better Regulation Guidelines or UK Green/Magenta book;
  • One or more EU languagesbesides English.

Salary and benefits

Salary is transparent and will be within our pay ranges of £27,500 to £31,500.  There is also an additional £3,000 London weighting where applicable.  We offer up to 38 days holiday a year 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 operate agile flexible working.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer future direction of RPA’s work at a national and international level, while contributing to positive impact on society, either contact RPA Technical Director Chemicals, 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 applications@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA CHEM2105).

The deadline for applications is Friday 27 May 2021.

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We are currently looking to hire a Consultant to join our Environment and Society Team 

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.

We are seeking a Consultant to support the Environment & society team in delivering and growing our portfolio of work. Our mission is to help clients create a better environment and society.

We operate agile working meaning you can work where and when you need to flexibly.  We believe this enables people to have the work life balance they need.  When you want to be in the office you can be based at either our head office in Norwich, Norfolk, or in London (based on the current COVID situation, we are following the relevant governmental advice and guidance). This is a permanent role that can be  full time or part time role.

For the position as Consultant you will probably have:

  • At least 3 years’ success in a consultancy environment or similar;
  • Experience of 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 research methods drawing on both quantitative and qualitative evidence;
  • Some 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:

  • Knowledge of how to develop and run workshops, focus groups and semi-structured interviews;
  • Ability to create innovative methodologies to meet clients’ needs;
  • Demonstrable skills in stakeholder engagement;

Salary and benefits

Salary is transparent and will be within our pay ranges of £27,500  to £41,000 (Depending on experience).  There is also an additional £3,000 London weighting where applicable.  We offer up to 38 days holiday a year 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 operate agile flexible working enabling co-owners to work where and when they need to flexibly.  We offer a contributory pension and accidental death cover.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer the future direction of RPA’s work at a national and international level, while contributing to a positive impact on society, either contact RPA Director, Matthew Lambert 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 applications@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA EnvJob2).

The deadline for applications is Friday 25th June 2021.

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We are currently looking to hire a Consultant with an interest 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 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.

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.

We operate agile working meaning you can work where and when you need to flexibly.  We believe this enables people to have the work life balance they need.  When you want to be in the office you can be based at either our head office in Norwich, Norfolk, or in London (based on the current COVID situation, we are following the relevant governmental advice and guidance). This is a permanent role that can be full time or part time role.

For the position as Consultant – specialising in marine, fisheries and aquaculture you will probably have:

  • At least 3 years’ success in a consultancy environment or similar;
  • Understanding of Water Framework Directive, 25 Year Environment Plan, Fisheries Bill, National Flood and/or Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy;
  • Some knowledge of natural capital and ecosystem services frameworks;
  • Some experience of designing stakeholder consultations and undertaking engagement activities (such as interviews, surveys, workshops, conferences);
  • Experience of applying research methods drawing on both quantitative and qualitative analysis and evidence;
  • Some experience of development of methodologies for assessing impacts

Additional skills that are desirable include:

  • Experience of seeking relevant tenders, preparing proposals and drafting reports;
  • A degree in environmental sciences or similar;
  • Experience of online or telephone consultation techniques (i.e. Smart Survey or similar);
  • Written and verbal communication skills in English, and proven ability to deliver high quality reports;
  • Good organisational skills and proven ability to work flexibly and to deliver high quality work to a deadline;
  • Effective team-working skills

Salary and benefits

Salary is transparent and will be within our pay ranges of £27,500  to £41,000 (Depending on experience).  There is also an additional £3,000 London weighting where applicable.  We offer up to 38 days holiday a year 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 operate agile flexible working enabling co-owners to work where and when they need to flexibly.  We offer a contributory pension and accidental death cover.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer the future direction of RPA’s work at a national and international level, while contributing to a positive impact on society, either contact RPA Director, Teresa Fenn 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 applications@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA EnvJob1).

The deadline for applications is Friday 25th June 2021.

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