Scientific Officer - Health and Safety Executive

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£25,232 to £28,753
North West, Yorkshire, York, Bootle, Kirkdale
29th September 2019
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Regulatory Scientist
Bootle or York
Starting from £25,232 and up to £28,753


This is your chance to develop a fascinating and unique career with the Health and Safety Executive that’s unlike any other.

You will be part of a team that is delivering HSE objectives in support of the UK’s Exit from the European Union. With a world-class reputation for safeguarding the health and safety of people at work, HSE is adapting and evolving to meet the new challenges ahead. At CRD, we work with one goal in mind – to protect human health and the environment from the effects of potentially harmful substances.

To help us meet these challenges, we require a number of ambitious Band 5 Scientific Officers to join our team.

Our current Regulatory Scientist opportunities include posts in a range of different teams. In all areas you will work as part of a team and be responsible for technical input to regulatory programs on chemicals, biocides and pesticides to support regulatory decisions in the UK. You will be expected to explain your decisions internally and externally, to Expert Committees, other government departments and relevant stakeholders.

Our regulatory scientists get hands on experience of the work we do from day one. 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.

No laboratory or field work is involved in these roles.

These posts are through-graded from Band 5 (SO) to Band 4 (HSO). You will join a structured training programme, which over the course of a minimum of 18 months, will introduce you to all the elements of your role, enabling you to gain in depth knowledge of the regulation of chemicals and develop valuable experience in regulatory science.

This training will be a blend of classroom based tutorials and workshops and lots of tailored on the job training, where you will take ownership of a portfolio of work in your department, which you’ll be supported on a one to one basis to deliver at the highest level.

And no, you don’t need to have a background in health and safety. What matters is that you’re driven, decisive, analytical, and you bring excellent judgement and communication skills to the job. Plus, you’re approachable and confident in a wide range of environments. Crucially, you hold a 2:1 honours degree in biology, chemistry, natural sciences or another relevant scientific subject.

You can make our world – and yours – a safer, healthier place to be.

You can with the Health and Safety Executive.

Close date: 15 September 2019.

Health and Safety Executive

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