Safety Specialist – Toxicologist

Job reference: 150673BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Business Support and Operations
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Safety Specialist – Toxicologist
Based in the Nottingham support office
Full-time (37.5 hours per week) permanent role

This is an exciting opportunity to work with major cosmetic brands throughout their lifecycle in a market leading Global Company.

About the opportunity

As a Safety Specialist you will use your expertise to safety assess products both during Innovation and new product development (NPD) and throughout their lifecycle. You will maintain the safety frameworks designed to support routes to market, increasing pace to market. You will identify any safety concerns, assess these and provide risk-based recommendations to the business. You will use your ability to translate scientific insights into consumer relevant product improvements.

You will work across a wide group of stakeholders including Research & Development, Formulation, Brand, Regulatory, Quality, Global Sourcing and Legal.

Key responsibilities include:
• Responsible for further development of the safety frameworks, which involves writing toxicology profiles, toxicology interpretation of data and using read across approaches
• Responsible for writing the technical Cosmetic Product Safety Report for verification activities
• Keep abreast of new developments in toxicology/product safety risk assessment to drive continuous improvement of the products and protect the brands and business

About you
• BSc/MSc in Toxicology/pharmacology/Chemistry
• Working towards professional qualifications DABT, UKRT
• Experience in safety assessment of consumer products is preferable but a strong desire, self-motivation and ability to develop in the field will be considered
• Experience in QSAR toolbox is desirable, as is experience with building databases
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise
• Demonstrated communication skills, able to summarise and articulate technical information to diverse audiences
• Can challenge, be challenged, be bold, be curious, be amazing you!


We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why No7 Beauty Company

No7 Beauty Company is the new face of beauty and creates the best in beauty for everyone.

We bring a collection of trusted, affordable beauty brands for every skin type, ethnicity, age, and texture. We’re proud of our stand-out portfolio of iconic, global beauty brands, including No7, Liz Earle Beauty Company, Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek MakeUp and YourGoodSkin.

Our collection of inclusive and innovative beauty brands has a rich heritage of over 85 years in beauty and skincare. We are powered by our diverse people, these loved brands and - with listening at the heart of our strategy - a deep understanding of our customers.
We’re serious about championing change, building purposeful brands and acting responsibly to make a difference.

What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact