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.

We are establishing a legal team to provide regulatory legal advice across all of OPSS’s functions. These posts report directly to the Assistant Director, Legal Advice & Practice, who reports to the Deputy Director, Legal and Regulation.

About the Role

You will work closely with teams across the OPSS to provide pragmatic, delivery focussed and high-quality legal advice, playing an instrumental role in building our reputation as an exemplar regulator. The scope of the role, reflecting the scope of OPSS’s functions, is broad. You will be involved in advising on development of policy, enforcement across a range of civil and criminal legislation, and statutory decision-making. In doing so, you will liaise with both BEIS and other government departments’ legal advisors (GLD) as well as other regulators and commercial entities as appropriate.

The Ports and Borders Operations team is responsbile for implementing a UK-wide approach to ensure consumer goods entering the UK are safe. We are located at different sites in Birmingham, London and Ipswich and the successful candidate will be expected to travel regularly to the different sites. We work closely with local authorities to ensure that the delivery of local regulation supports effective prevention of unsafe goods entering the UK.

 

The role is within the Supply Chain Assurance area of enforcement, primarily focusing on implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing. You will act as the Government’s public face, engaging with business and other external bodies. You will be one of the key people in delivering better regulation and making this Global legislation work in the UK.

About the Role

You will be on the front line and the public face of our organisation, working collaboratively and engaging with businesses to help them understand and comply with the Nagoya Protocol requirements. This post will involve travelling across the UK to engage directly with businesses and is likely to involve overnight stays. There may also be occasional overseas travel.

As well as the exciting range of work you will be involved in, OPSS will support you through a level 4 Regulatory Compliance Officer apprenticeship qualification. The apprenticeship involves a blended approach to learning, with a combination of facilitated learning in workshops, digital delivery, and one-to-one mentoring support.

Further information on this apprenticeship can be found at: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/regulatory-compliance-officer/