About the Role

A member of the Legal team, responsible for supporting the Senior Legal and Regulatory Counsel to ensure that NPL operates in line with its external regulatory, and internal policy requirements.

We are now working in a hybrid way, with a mix of remote and office working. We strive to offer a great work life balance - if you are looking for full time, part time or flexible options, we will try to make this work where business possible. This will be dependent on the kind of role you do and part of the business you work in.

About You

Key responsibilities

  • Support the completion of NPL’s Regulatory Compliance Register and, once complete, maintaining and developing as required by either changes in regulation and or NPL’s strategic and operational needs
  • Provide advice and supporting the ESG Directorate and the wider business’s regulatory and compliance processes
  • Support the creation and implementation of new and improved processes to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Identify regulatory issues within NPL and working with colleagues to ensure regulatory compliance and risk mitigation
  • Identify export control compliance issues and raising these to the business, ensuring applications are made where necessary and supporting those applications
  • Support NPL’s insurance renewal process working both with insurance brokers and colleagues and responding to and resolving insurance related issues
  • Develop knowledge, skills and experience associated with assigned areas  of activity and staying up to date with relevant regulatory developments and legislation
  • Develop and delivering training across NPL in relation to compliance where appropriate
Responsible for taking reasonable duty of care for Health & Safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work and always follow direct instructions given with regards to Health & Safety

Please note: Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.

About Us

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is a world-leading centre of excellence that provides cutting-edge measurement science, engineering and technology to underpin prosperity and quality of life in the UK. 

NPL and DSIT have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme. 

At NPL, we believe our success is a result of the diversity and talent of our people. We strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, as part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we hold memberships and accreditations to ensure we’re creating an environment where all our colleagues feel supported and welcome, please see our Diversity & Inclusion page.

We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits. Our values are at the heart of what we do, and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success. 

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.