Environmental Regulatory Scientists

Health and Safety Executive

Bootle, Liverpool, York, Bedford, Bristol or Edinburgh
£27,316 - £30,344 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental management

Closing date: Monday, 18th March 2024  


About Us

The Health and Safety Executive is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. We’re dedicated to protecting people and places, ensuring everyone can lead safer and healthier lives at work.

The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) regulates pesticides, biocides, industrial and consumer chemicals, detergents, and the export of dangerous chemicals. The Division also seeks to prevent the adverse effects of chemicals on both people and the environment.

The CRD Environmental Teams evaluate the effectiveness of pesticides and biocides, how chemicals behave in the environment and what their environmental impacts are.

We are now looking for Environmental Regulatory Scientists to join our CRD Environmental Teams on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £27,316 - £30,344 per annum
  • 25 days' annual holiday increasing to 30 days after 5 years' service, plus bank holidays and 1 day’s Civil Service privilege leave
  • Highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme
  • Family friendly policies and working hours
  • Carer friendly policies to help create a supportive working culture
  • Parental leave benefits
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

This is an exceptional opportunity for a scientific graduate to develop a rewarding and engaging career with our essential organisation.

You’ll have the chance to work with cutting edge processes and on advanced projects, gaining you exposure to practices that will help develop and grow your potential.

What’s more, we're committed to supporting you every step of the way, offering tailored learning and development opportunities to equip you with the skills necessary for success.

So, if you’re ready to kickstart your career in environmental regulation, we’d love to hear from you.

The Role

As an Environmental Regulatory Scientist, you will support our Biocides and Pesticides work, either as part of our Environmental Fate and Behaviour Team or our Ecotoxicity Team.

Specifically, you will evaluate the effectiveness of pesticides and biocides, learn how each chemical behaves and what environmental impact it has.

Depending on where you specialise, you will prepare exposure assessments and assess environmental risks that are used to support regulatory decisions or evaluate exposure data which is used to undertake associated regulatory risk assessments.

You will:

  • Apply your scientific knowledge to written technical evaluations
  • Provide scientific advice to colleagues, applicants, stakeholders and the public
  • Analyse and interpret information against regulations, guidance and models

About You

To be considered as an Environmental Regulatory Scientist, you will need:

  • A degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science subject, such as Environmental Sciences,
  • Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Soil Science, Geology, Geography with Environmental Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • The ability to write and present effective technical information clearly and concisely
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • Teamwork and communication skills

We welcome applications from graduates with degrees pending award in 2024. Conditional offers will be subject to attaining the minimum of a 2:2 grade in a relevant science subject.

The closing date for applications is 18th March 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Graduate Scientist, Graduate Regulatory Scientist, Trainee Regulatory Scientist, Junior Regulatory Scientist, or Regulatory Scientist Assistant.

Webrecruit and Health and Safety Executive are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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