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.

An exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and varied role, as part of a high-profile national regulator focusing on supporting UK businesses to improve compliance with a range of technical and environmental regulation.


  • The opportunity to cover an array of duties, and in various projects, helping you to gain a real breadth of experience that will serve as the foundation of your future career.
  • As well as the exciting range of work you will be involved in, Safety and Standards 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:

We require a chemical risk assessor to support a new Toxicology Unit within OPSS which complements the capability of the Science team. The post holder will be primarily responsible for providing Secretariat to Scientific Committee/s involved in the chemical risk assessment of non-food regulated products such as cosmetics, toys and textiles. Leading both scientific and non-scientific Committee activities, you will support the preparation of risk assessments and related scientific evidence for review, communicating outputs to non-specialist audiences. You will work closely with OPSS teams and other government agencies

An excellent opportunity for someone who wants to learn how to be an outstanding project manager. You will learn all aspects of project management from the ground up and gain hands on experience in a range of project delivery methodologies as you participate in formal training. You will experience a wide range of exposure to the project and programme environment to put your skills into practice and will be fully supported by PPM specialists in the PMO, and have access to training and standard methodology within BEIS.

You will be supported to undertake BSc (Hons) Project Management Degree apprenticeship, which includes 20% of your time being spent on your apprenticeship. This will help you to learn new skills and knowledge that you can apply in the workplace.

The Science, Engineering and Analysis (SEA) team are a multi-disciplinary team comprised of chemists, statisticians, economists, engineers, cognitive psychologist, behavioural analysts, toxicologists and more. This role sits within the Science group, who are responsible for developing and maintaining new and novel research through the Research Programme and Research Hub. The team scrutinises evidence needs and offers specialist advice to teams across OPSS either by commissioning research projects or by undertaking in-house research. The core function of the team includes developing an evidence strategy, programme management of the OPSS Strategic Research Programme and project management oversight of the research projects.