Health & Safety Executive
graduate job
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Regulatory Scientists

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

The Chemical Regulations Division here at HSE have a vital and influential goal to protect the environment from potentially harmful substances. If you are keen to develop your expertise and embark on a mission to protect our wildlife, workers in the field and public that use everyday chemicals then committing to a career with HSE could be for you

Now that the UK has exited from the EU you will be joining HSE/CRD at an exciting time. With a world-class reputation for safeguarding the health and safety of people at work, HSE is adapting and ever evolving to meet the new challenges ahead. You will be joining a diverse multi skilled, group of scientists of mixed ability and collaborating on the primary goal to protect human health and the environment. We have opportunities in a range of different teams, primarily responsible for assessing and evaluating scientific data on chemicals, biocides, detergents and pesticides to support regulatory decisions in the UK.

You will become a subject matter expert in the regulation of chemicals, gaining invaluable experience in regulatory science. You’ll be immersed in national and international legislation, being involved in strategies for our future following EU exit, scientific writing and regulatory decision-making.

In this office based role, our structured training programme will introduce you to all elements of our work, enabling you to gain in depth knowledge of the regulation of chemicals and develop valuable experience in regulatory science. As early as your second year , you will have the opportunity to apply and progress to the next grade with an increase in salary.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for ambitious Scientific Officers to join our team. You don’t need to have a background in health and safety. What matters is your decisive, analytical approach, excellent judgement, and communication skills.


You will need to have a 2:2 degree in biology, chemistry, environmental sciences or other relevant scientific subject.

Accepted degree subjects

  • environmental science and ecology
  • biology and life sciences
  • chemistry
  • chemical engineering

Additional job details


(salary rising to £30,821 after successful completion of training, pay award pending)

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 19 April 2021

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Closing date:  19 April 2021

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