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Regulatory Scientisits - Various Scientific Officer Posts

Date Posted: 17-Apr-2018
Closing Date: 20-May-2018
Location: Merseyside
Salary: Minimum - £24,859.00, Maximum - £28,328.00 per Annum
ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE
The Health and Safety Executive is an independent regulator. Our work touches virtually every sector of Great Britainâs industries and the constantly evolving nature of work and technology. Combining experts from numerous fields, our employees strive to keep people and their working environments safe. We dont just inspect workplaces and enforce the law, we campaign for better H&S practice, we shape and review guidance and regulations, we provide specialist products and services both here and overseas, and we produce crucial research and statistics, all towards our goal #HelpGBWorkWell.
JOB DESCRIPTION
With a world-class reputation for safeguarding the health and wellbeing of people at work, HSE is adapting and evolving to meet new challenges ahead. To help us meet these challenges we require a number of ambitious Regulatory Scientists to join our Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD).
CRD employs approximately 300 staff who work to deliver UK Competent Authority functions within the UK and EU legislation regulating chemicals, pesticides, biocides and detergents.

CRD is responsible for the regulation of biocides, pesticides, detergents, chemicals covered by REACH, and for compliance with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. We currently have exciting opportunities for Regulatory Scientists in 3 different scientific teams. In each scientific team, you’ll be evaluating data submitted in applications for the approval of biocides, pesticides or industrial chemicals.

These are crucial roles and are vital to taking forward the work of the specialist teams in a rapidly changing regulatory environment. Play your part in protecting Human Health and the Environment from these substances.

All the teams are involved in the evaluation of data submitted in support of applications for approval of pesticides and biocides in both the UK and EU. There is liaison with; technical and registration personnel from within CRD, industry, representatives from other Government Departments, and other EU Member States.

These posts will provide you with an in-depth training programme enabling you to gain knowledge in the regulation of chemicals and gain valuable experience in regulatory science, working with UK/EU legislation, communication with stakeholders, working through strategies and our future following EU exit, scientific writing and development of skills in regulatory decision making. CRD also offers stakeholders a comprehensive conference and events training programme and the roles will include attendance at our UK events for training purposes.

Our Regulatory Scientist opportunities are currently in the following scientific areas:

Regulatory Chemistry – The Chemistry team undertake evaluations of a range of data relating to the chemistry (active ingredient and plant protection or biocide product), methods of analysis, metabolism (animal and plant) and residues of pesticides in food and feed in order to carry out associated dietary exposure assessments. The team also provides support on the pesticide policy relating to Maximum Residue Levels, residue monitoring, formulation monitoring and enforcement, and consumer risk assessment.

BENEFITS
Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Benefits

Pay and benefits

We invest in our people with;

• Competitive rates of pay, reviewed each year with performance-related awards

• Access to the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme to which HSE contribute around 21% of pensionable salary, far more than in the private sector.

• Great work/life balance with family friendly policies and working hours to help balance your home life and career

• Up to 30 days annual holiday, plus bank holidays and Civil Service privilege leave

• Comprehensive training - As a Civil Servant, you can receive at least five days of learning and development each year to increase your skills and help further your career

JOB TYPE
Permanent





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