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 role is within the Supply Chain Assurance area of enforcement, primarily focussing on implementation and enforcement of the UK Timber Regulations. 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.

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 follow their obligations under the UK Timber regs. 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.

The Testing Strategy team delivers across the whole portfolio of OPSS regulatory and testing requirements. The team holds responsibility for the testing strategy and chairs the testing oversight panel, both of which feed into the overall OPSS strategies and high-level decision making

The Testing Strategy team delivers across the whole portfolio of OPSS regulatory and testing requirements. The team holds responsibility for the testing strategy and chairs the testing oversight panel, both of which feed into the overall OPSS strategies and high-level decision making. On any given day, the team collaborate closely with both internal and external stake-holders to ensure robust, rigorous and outcome focussed scientific based tests are conducted. To continue to increase our product safety capabilities, we are spending over £5 million to develop our site at Teddington and that includes growing our laboratories to cover key elements of product safety testing needs. We are looking to recruit a candidate with passion and experience who enjoys working in a team to deliver projects for a range of clients.

The Testing Strategy team delivers across the whole portfolio of OPSS regulatory and testing requirements. The team holds responsibility for the testing strategy and chairs the testing oversight panel, both of which feed into the overall OPSS strategies and high-level decision making. On any given day, the team collaborate closely with both internal and external stake-holders to ensure robust, rigorous and outcome focussed scientific based tests are conducted. To continue to increase our product safety capabilities, we are spending over £5 million to develop our site at Teddington and that includes growing our laboratories to cover key elements of product safety testing needs. We are looking to recruit a candidate with passion and experience who enjoys working in a team to deliver projects for a range of clients.

Working closely alongside the Engineering & Technology and Analysis Teams in the Science, Engineering & Analysis Division, the Science Team ensures OPSS has access to scientific evidence and advice for the development of policy, and the delivery and enforcement of product safety regulations in OPSS. It is a multidisciplinary team including scientists covering specialisms including analytical chemistry, biology and toxicology.

The team is responsible for delivery of scientific advice in response to emerging risks and developing new and novel research to drive forward improvements in consumer product safety through changes in policy and delivering regulation. The team is also responsible for chemical risk assessment advice and manages the Office’s access to independent scientific specialists and relevant scientific advisory structures.

The Engineering & Technology (E&T) Team works within the Science, Engineering and Analysis (SEA) Deputy Directorship in OPSS. We work with evidence driven colleagues across SEA to provide specialist engineering and technology input and leadership to OPSS functions such as enforcement, policy making and future strategy. The E&T Team also supports OPSS product safety policy ownership with deep technical knowledge of existing legislation and our relationships with trade associations, other regulators and other government departments. This is an exciting time to join the team and have your chance to craft us for the future.

The Designation and Determination Team (DDT) is a new team working within the Science, Engineering and Analysis (SEA) Deputy Directorship in OPSS. We work with evidence driven colleagues across SEA to ensure that SEA’s expert technical support and leadership functions are delivered within required governance structures.

We control OPSS’ scientific and technical research function, ensuring that the operational and delivery needs of colleagues are met by carrying out high quality research and providing evidence on which to base decisions. In doing this we work with industry and academia via competitive tendering of research contracts.

The DDT also supports the creation and delivery of repatriated UK regulatory functions that OPSS is responsible including designating standards and appointing Approved Bodies.

This is an exciting time to join the team and have your chance to craft us for the future!

Working closely alongside the Engineering & Technology and Analysis Teams in the Science, Engineering & Analysis Division, the Science Team ensures OPSS has access to scientific evidence and advice for the development of policy, and the delivery and enforcement of product safety regulations in OPSS. It is a multidisciplinary team including scientists, covering specialisms including analytical chemistry, biology and toxicology.

The team is responsible for delivery of scientific advice in response to emerging risks and developing new and novel research to drive forward improvements in consumer product safety through changes in policy and delivering regulation. The team is also responsible for chemical risk assessment advice and manages the Office’s access to independent scientific specialists and relevant scientific advisory structures.

The Engineering & Technology (E&T) Team works alongside colleagues in the Science, Engineering & Analysis area in OPSS, supervised by a Deputy Director and three Team Leaders. This relatively new Team is in its infancy, breaking new territory for OPSS and Government as a whole, with the successful candidate involved in the shaping of our work in new and emerging science, engineering and technology and policy areas.

The E&T Team also support OPSS product safety policy ownership with deep technical knowledge of existing legislation and our relationships with trade associations, other regulators and other government departments.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to coordinate with a variety of key partners including the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Building Safety Regulator (BSR) and Building Research Establishment (BRE). They will work with evidenced riven colleagues to provide specialist engineering and technology input and leadership to OPSS functions such as enforcement, policy making and future strategy.

This is an exciting time to join the team and have your chance to craft our new Construction Products function, working with established colleagues and teams across a number of other OPSS functions to ensure quality and provide evidence-based advice and guidance.

The Engineering & Technology (E&T) Team works alongside colleagues in the Science, Engineering & Analysis area in OPSS, supervised by a Deputy Director and three Team Leaders. This relatively new Team is in its infancy, breaking new territory for OPSS and Government as a whole, with the successful candidate involved in the shaping of our work in new and emerging science, engineering, technology and policy areas.

The E&T Team also support OPSS product safety policy ownership with deep technical knowledge of existing legislation and our relationships with trade associations, other regulators and other government departments.

You will coordinate with a variety of key partners including the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and its new Building Safety Regulator (BSR). They will work with evidence driven colleagues to provide specialist engineering and technology input and leadership to OPSS functions such as enforcement, policy making and future strategy.

This is an exciting time to join the team and have your chance to craft our new Construction Products function, working with established colleagues and teams across a number of other OPSS functions to ensure quality and provide evidence-based advice and guidance.