Regulatory Affairs Executive

British Coatings Federation
  • Post Date: 17th June 2020
Job Overview
  • We are seeking an experienced self-motivated individual to join our small regulatory team here at the BCF, the award-winning UK trade association for the paints, coatings, printing inks and wall-coverings industries
  • Your role will be to deliver outstanding member support on technical and regulatory issues – both to proactively manage the regulatory agenda to the benefit of the Coatings industry and provide member support
  • Running several of BCF’s industry and regulatory groups, the job holder will identify and lead industry initiatives and coordinate member’s needs, articulating these to policy makers both in the UK and in Europe and maintaining key stakeholder relationships
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge on UK & EU legislation, as related to the industry, to provide members with a single point of reference and be seen as an expert source for various topics such as: health & safety; environment; VOC emissions, waste; sustainability; REACH, substance classification, labeling & packaging; operation management; energy & climate change; transport; British & international standards. The actual selection would depend on the individual's skills & expertise
  • Distribute, organise, provide secretarial support and guide, as appropriate, a number of Federation committees, addressing technical, market sector and business issues
  • Identify Federation lobbying interests and action; ensure deadlines for industry responses to proposed legislative changes are met by collating the Members' views and preparing industry positions for submission to appropriate UK and EU agencies and departments, other industry organisations or others
  • Develop a sustained understanding of relevant industry sectors and market, championing specific issues covering decorative and industrial coatings and printing inks. The actual selection would depend on the individual's skills & interests
  • Produce technical publications, presentation, guidance, media articles and briefing papers for the industry on a range of topics, in order to keep members up-to-date with developments and topics of interest
  • Manage industry-wide projects and events which support the members' and Federation's requirements to achieve their goals
  • To represent the Federation on a range of external committees including upstream and downstream trade associations, international organisations e.g. CEPE)
  • Respond to member and non-member, including the general public, enquiries to provide accurate and informative responses that meet the needs of the requester and the aims of the Federation
  • To promote membership of the Federation to potential members and to reinforce benefits of membership to existing members
  • At least 5 years' experience of coatings or inks
  • Good knowledge of Chemical Regulation
  • Experience of working with or in a trade association would be an advantage
  • Prepared to travel throughout the UK and Europe in order to represent the BCF and member interests
  • Self-starter with the ability to run committee meetings and manage projects without supervision
  • Proactive, with the ability to present technical arguments clearly and with confidence to members and authorities e.g. for lobbying, and others
  • Presentable, smart, articulate
  • Ability to interact with, listen to, and influence senior managers and company owners in the industry
  • Competent with IT systems including emails, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow up actions from meetings
  • Organised, able to take a systematic approach to handling data
  • Diplomatic, assertive as necessary, and confidential when needed
  • Trustworthy
  • Able to work in a small team

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Job Detail
  • SalaryDependent on experience - package includes private healthcare, death in service, 25 days holiday per year plus BH
  • ExperienceAt least 5 years' experience of coatings or inks
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