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GSE Opportunities: OPSS Opportunities

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The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Regulation is a powerful Government tool to address market failures, influence behaviour and promote positive action. As a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, OPSS was identified as the national regulator for construction products in January 2021. This high profile and crucial role has spurred expansion of our team, and we are looking for 20 new enthusiastic individuals to join our teams.

List of Opportunities

Testing Strategy Team

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 Science Team

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 Research, Evidence & Dissemination Team

The Designation and Determination Team (DDT) work with evidence driven colleagues across the team to ensure expert technical support and leadership functions are delivered to ensure  operational and delivery needs of colleagues are met by carrying out high quality research and providing evidence on which to base decisions.

 

The Engineering & Technology Team

The Engineering & Technology Team generate high quality engineering and technology-based evidence to underpin policy, enforcement, and the future direction of OPSS. We ensure that consumers remain protected, and that regulation remains proportionate in the face of technological advancement and the UK’s exit from the EU.

 

For more information, email OPSS Organisational Growth Team or access our Careers website.

 

Do you have an opportunity to share? 

If you would like to publicise an opportunity in the next GSE Opportunities blog post, please send a summary of no more than 100 words with contact details or a link and a closing date to: gse@go-science.gov.uk

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