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CHEM Trust is looking for a science policy consultant

CHEM Trust is a charity that works at European, UK and International levels to prevent man-made chemicals from causing long term damage to wildlife or humans, by ensuring that chemicals which cause such harm are substituted with safer alternatives. We work at the interface between science and policymaking, with a commitment to accuracy and effectiveness. We particularly focus on identification and regulation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.

We are now looking for a consultant to help us on a part time, project basis.

The consultant will need to have the following essential characteristics:

  • Experience of working with primary scientific research
  • Experience of developing and maintaining good contacts with scientists
  • Experience of reviewing scientific literature in the chemicals area
  • Understanding of EU policymaking processes on chemicals
  • Understanding of how to communicate with different types of policy makers, in particular those working in technical policy processes
  • Clear and accurate written and spoken English
  • A commitment to accuracy

The following characteristics are desirable:

  • Experience of working with government or EU-level authorities on chemicals policy or a similar policy area

This is a part time, project-based, role. We expect that the consultant is most likely to be located somewhere within the EU; it is important that they understand EU policymaking processes, and there might be a need for them to travel to meetings within the EU.

You will have the chance to work on interesting and relevant projects, with a real influence on EU chemicals policy.

You can get an idea of the sort of work that CHEM Trust does by looking at our blog, our policy submissions page and our talks page.

Submitting your details

If you are interested in this consultancy role, please send the following information to us by 10.00 UK time on Tuesday 30th May:

  • Your curriculum vitae.
  • A cover letter, explaining how your experience matches what we are looking for, and with links to relevant examples of your work.
  • NB: Your CV or the cover letter should include the names and contact details of two referees with knowledge of your work.

Send your details to: charlotte.coquard@chemtrust.org.uk, copied to michael.warhurst@chemtrust.org.uk

Please note that we will only be able to reply to applications that we have shortlisted.