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BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!


  • UK yearly Incentive Bonus – driven % based on business results and average annual salary.
  • Attractive Private Pension Plan - up to 15%, Private Medical cover, Doctor @hand-24/7 GP appointments, by video or by phone, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world
  • Share Reward Scheme (free shares and share saving scheme), Group Personal Accident Insurance, Life Assurance
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme: Tax Return Assistance, Cycle to Work, Holiday Trading, Dental Insurance, Travel Insurance; Onsite Gym and Gyms Discounts-discounts at over 3,700 gyms, SPAs, pools, studios, and outdoor fitness events across the UK; Season Ticket Loans-Interest free loans for purchase of annual tickets for public transport.

What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?

This is an excellent opportunity for a professional to join an FMCG FTSE 100 company, looking to support the business program to shape product safety approaches for the rapidly growing BAT oral product portfolio.

The purpose of the role is to conduct toxicological ingredient and material evaluations of traditional and modern oral pouch products in accordance with guidelines from the Product Stewardship Council (PSC) in line with the R&D Policy Framework, Corporate Positions, and specific legislation for our product categories. The role will help deliver toxicological programs that can unlock novel products and ingredients commercially, while supporting the communication of our science to help position BAT as industry experts whilst achieving desired business growth.

What is the direct impact of this role on the team or organization?

Be a key contact for planning and performing the toxicological assessments of novel ingredients, materials, and technologies to be used in oral products. They will deliver desk based toxicological evaluations in accordance with Internal BAT guidelines and the R&D policy framework to support BATs portfolio. Toxicological evaluations will be carried out to support all stages of product development. This role encompasses strategic scope, with the delivery and communication of toxicological data packages for the identified ingredients and products across categories. The role will support creation of new processes to streamline evaluations and will require formalization of processes through robust documentation.

Work will be conducted under the mentorship of the Oral Toxicology team manager, Senior Scientist, and other team members to overcome exciting assessments, outlining data requirements/gaps to build robust safety evaluations of products.

Role holder will be responsible for workload management and communicating with partners (line managers and Project teams) on progress to achieve business achievements.

What you will be accountable for

  • Be a knowledgeable and enabling partner to the project teams, guiding them on the toxicology evaluations, tests and design needed to build the data packages from early-stage sensory testing of prototypes to commercial launch.
  • Author risk assessments as part of the toxicological evaluation of new ingredients, technologies, and materials.
  • Support the development of strategies for toxicological evaluation of platform products.
  • Apply appropriate solutions or approaches to identify and resolve problems based on an understanding and experience of biology, toxicology, or chemistry.
  • Lead all aspects of the planning and execution of risk assessments, working collaboratively within the team to deliver on time and in full for the business.
  • Provide training and coaching to junior members of the team and the wider business.
  • Maintain and build effective working relationships with internal partners, suppliers, and designated contacts within BAT.

Can this be your future role?

  • Do you understand the fundamental steps used in toxicological risk assessments?
  • Do you enjoy challenging changing priorities?

Essential experience, skills, and knowledge

Experience required

  • Balancing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Positive ‘can do’ and keen problem-solving demeanor.
  • Awareness of technical developments in toxicology & regulations (tobacco & consumer goods) desirable
  • Proficient computing skills to facilitate use of in-house database and skilled user of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills, and ability work both as a team member and independently.
  • Shown oral and written communication skills.
  • Confirmed flexibility in adapting to new tasks and changing priorities.

Education / qualifications / certifications required

  • Relevant science background equivalent to a degree level qualification, preferably in a biology or chemistry subject area, with good understanding of the principles of Toxicology.
  • MSc in Toxicology (or another relevant subject) useful but not crucial


  • Regulatory toxicology frameworks for foodstuffs and cosmetics.
  • Member of a relevant professional body such as the British Toxicology Society.

We are bat

At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets.
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations.
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner.
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies.

Belonging, achieving, together

Collaboration, diversity, and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!