We made a commitment

This is science with a scale, scope and influence few organisations can match. At the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), we focus all our skills, knowledge, resources and commitment on protecting the environment and human health from the effects of potentially harmful substances. It’s a truly national remit.

This is regulatory science at its best. Your work here will be forward-thinking, strategic and connected to decisions made by central government and large scale business. Our voice is heard at the highest levels. So will yours.

About HSE

At the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), we believe everyone has the right to come home safe and well from their job. We use world-leading science to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health. We don’t just inspect and investigate, we also provide advice and training to organisations. All this together means we help keep people safe, boost productivity, support the UK economy and contribute to a fairer society.

“I feel like my contributions are appreciated and that I’m making a difference, as cliched as that phrase can be… It’s not meaningless work, it has an effect, it’s worthwhile.”

About CRD

A 300-strong division, the CRD delivers regulatory schemes protecting the health of people and the environment, balancing the economic and social benefits that pesticides, biocides, industrial chemicals and detergents offer to society, and helping to ensure the safe and sustainable use of these chemicals. We work with businesses large and small, industry bodies, government departments and other regulators across Europe and globally. And with the UK’s transition from the EU, we are evolving and working hard to meet the challenges ahead.

Watch our Careers in Chemicals Regulation Division here:

“ People respect each other for the science and quality of work rather than background.”


The rewards

In addition to this hugely impactful work, you can look forward to the following Civil Service rewards package:

  • Salary of £25,674 (rising to £30,821 after successful completion of training)
  • Access to the Civil Service pension scheme
  • Comprehensive training programme
  • 25 days’ annual leave, rising to 30 days after five years (plus 9 public holidays/privilege day)
  • Generous paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Special leave for caring or other emergencies
  • Onsite fitness centres and canteen (where available)

Recruitment process

Stage one: the sift

We will use the Civil Service Success Profiles to assess your technical knowledge and experience.

Stage two: the assessment stage

If you are successful in stage one, we’ll invite you to this next stage. Here you’ll be assessed in more detail to find out your suitability to be a regulatory scientist on your technical skills and key attributes required.