Vacancies

We’re undergoing an exciting period of change and growth at OPSS, and there’s never been a better time to join us. Below you can find our current vacancies, which are updated regularly.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is launching a new Register of Specialists to advise on chemical matters across several product safety areas. The Register is a list of pre-approved experts from whom OPSS can commission short pieces of ad hoc scientific work.

OPSS is seeking to appoint members to its Register. We continue to need a strong body of experts to provide advice, peer review and appraisal of research questions, proposals, and outputs, and other short pieces of research, across our remit and across the natural analytical sciences.

As a member of the Register, your work will contribute directly towards ensuring the safety of consumer products, benefitting UK consumers and the effective, evidence-based regulation of these products.

Experts will be selected based on their experience and ability to provide scientific evidence, analysis or advice across OPSS’s remit in:

  • Chemical and toxicological risk assessment for cosmetic products, toys, childcare articles and textile fibres (naming, labelling and marking of textiles).
  • Ad hoc chemical advice on product safety issues which may impact human health.
  • Chemicals research support which may include question design, proposal appraisal, rapid evidence reviews, report evaluation/peer review, quality assurance and risk analysis.
  • Guidance and technical support on the development and validation of analytical test methods for the determination of chemicals in consumer products.

To apply to become a member of the Register of Specialists, download and complete the OPSS Register of Experts application form and return to opssregisterofspecialists@beis.gov.uk, along with the requested supporting documents.

For more information on the Register of Specialists including, the application and selection process, and how the OPSS handles your data, please read the RoS information Pack for Applicants.

Closing date: 5pm on the 29th October 2020

Heat networks team sits within the Energy Supply team, which is a part of the wider OPSS Enforcement/ Delivery Team. In Energy Supply, we are responsible for a range of environmental and energy efficiency regulations, so there is an opportunity to also learn about Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulations (AFIR) and Utilities (Gas and Electricity meters) to expand your knowledge base.

In these areas, we strive to provide a regulatory environment in which businesses have the confidence to invest and grow, and consumers are protected. We do this by taking a risk-based and proportionate approach to our enforcement activities and by operating under The Regulators’ Code, Enforcement Policy, Growth Duty and other relevant legislation and guidance. We are currently broaching on a very exciting period, with regulatory changes and new obligations coming into force later on in the year, and we are looking for enthusiastic and competent individuals to join us on this journey and become part of the team.

In this role you will work within the Heat networks team to deliver on various identified workstreams, be it , leading on projects to raise awareness and increase compliance rates, assessing technical aspects of meters to identify whether they are compliant with Regulations or working closely with teams across the Office to support our strategic objectives, playing an instrumental role in building our reputation as an exemplar regulator. As we are looking to fill in several posts, we are keen to match you with the area that suits your abilities and interests the best, while giving you a chance to learn new skills and expand your competency base.

We are the Central Capacity Team, who are part of the wider OPSS Enforcement/Delivery function. We are responsible for delivering cross cutting pieces of work that drive improvements and consistency across the Enforcement teams. We aim to deliver the tools, processes and guidance for operational teams to excel, as well as embed consistency across our regulatory areas.

We strive to provide a regulatory environment in which businesses have the confidence to invest and grow, and consumers are protected. We do this by taking a risk-based and proportionate approach to our enforcement activities and by operating under The Regulators’ Code, Enforcement Policy, Growth Duty and other relevant legislation and guidance.

In this role you will work closely with teams across the Office, as well as across Enforcement, to support our strategic objectives. You will play an instrumental role in building our reputation as an exemplar regulator, by developing improvements to regulatory delivery. You will focus on the key prerequisites of Governance Frameworks, Accountability and Culture, in order to improve our service  to the businesses we regulate and the citizens we serve.

You will contribute to and handle delivery of our annual work plan, with a lead on specific projects. Building positive relationships with a range of partners will be a critical part of your role. You will help make the most of our assets – people, services and data – now and in the future. You will develop new solutions which improve our impact allowing us to deliver sustained value.

The post reports to the Central Capacity Team Manager, who reports to the Assistant Director.

In this role you will work closely with teams across the Office to support our strategic objectives. You will play an instrumental role in building our reputation as an exemplar regulator, by improving transparency and accountability to the businesses we regulate and the citizens we serve.

The post reports directly to the Assistant Director, who reports to the Deputy Director, Delivery.

The scope of the role is broad. You will contribute to and handle delivery of our annual work plan, leading on specific projects. Building positive relationships with a range of partners will be a critical part of your role. You will help make the most of our assets – people, services and data – now and in the future. You will develop new solutions which improve our impact allowing us to deliver sustained value.

Are you a good communicator? Do you enjoy building good working relationships? Are you passionate about making improvements? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.

We are Local Delivery, and our team is part of the Office for Product Safety and Standards. Our purpose is to operate an effective and progressive Primary Authority Scheme, bringing together users and providers to ensure the scheme maximises benefits to business and regulators

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our dynamic Local Delivery team in our Birmingham office. The successful person will play a key part in providing technical support and advice on the Scheme to all our

Are you a good communicator? Do you enjoy building good working relationships? Are you passionate about making improvements?

If so a role within the Local Delivery team is waiting for you. Delivering BEIS priorities, including the Industrial Strategy your role is key in ensuring local regulators, business organisations, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Growth Hubs and other stakeholders have a strategic approach to the way in which regulation is delivered, including simplifying the local regulatory environment and having an effective business support offer.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our dynamic Local Delivery team in our Birmingham office. The successful person will play a key part in identifying and planning the strategic direction of our programmes, delivering on projects and providing support to the wider team and stakeholders to deliver against our priorities.

The OPSS Product Enforcement Team sits within the wider Delivery Team. We are responsible for a variety of environmental regulations, alongside product safety, and are developing an integrated approach to product compliance. We are working towards providing a regulatory environment in which businesses have the confidence to invest and grow, and citizens and communities are properly protected. We do this by taking a risk-based and proportionate approach to our enforcement activities, in accordance with the Regulators’ Code.

In this role you will work closely with teams across the Office to support our strategic objectives, playing an instrumental role in building our reputation as an exemplar regulator. You will support the improvement of transparency and accountability to the businesses we regulate and the citizens we serve.

We currently have a SEO Enforcement Team Leader vacancy within the Product Safety team. Our team builds national capacity for product safety matters within OPSS’ policy responsibility to ensure the safety of consumer goods supplied in the UK is maximised. Our product safety enforcement team support Local Authorities and lead on tackling risk in cases that are nationally significant, novel or contentious.

Further information can be found on our website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-regulationenforcement-

We are the OPSS Enforcement Team, and we sit within the wider Delivery Team. We are responsible for a range of environmental regulations, alongside product safety, and are developing an integrated approach to product compliance. We are working towards providing a regulatory environment in which businesses have the confidence to invest and grow, and citizens and communities are properly protected.

We do this by taking a risk-based and proportionate approach to our enforcement activities and by operating under The Regulators’ Code.

In this role you will work closely with teams across the Office to support our strategic objectives, playing an instrumental role in building our reputation as an exemplar regulator.

You will support the improvement of transparency and accountability to the businesses we regulate and the citizens we serve.

Product safety build national capacity for product safety matters within OPSS’ policy responsibility to ensure the safety of consumer goods supplied in the UK is maximised. You will support Local Authorities and help to lead on tackling risk in cases that are nationally significant, novel or contentious.