Ofcom’s activities and those of the organisations it regulates are increasingly influenced by international developments. In the light of this, we devote significant resources to international engagement in the areas of electronic communications, spectrum, consumer, content, internet and postal matters.
We do this with the following objectives in mind:
This role will involve:
supporting Ofcom’s international telecommunications and Internet policy work (including leading on international regulatory debates and initiatives, and advising the organisation on the international dimension of domestic initiatives), and
providing support to Ofcom’s representation of the UK in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Standardisation Sector (ITU-T).
The post holder will also be expected to contribute to Ofcom’s other international work and support the international team’s wider strategic engagement activities, working closely with colleagues both internally and externally.
1. International Telecoms and Internet Policy and Regulation
The successful candidate will play a key role in the delivery of the telecommunications components of Ofcom’s international policy development and engagement programme. Key responsibilities include:
2. ITU-T representation
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is the UN agency responsible for the global oversight of telecoms/ICT policies and standards. The work is undertaken in three autonomous Sectors: the ITU Standardisation Sector (ITU-T); the Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) and the Development Sector (ITU-D). ITU-T creates global standards for electronic communication networks, equipment and services: current areas of interest include internet related policy issues, 5G architecture, IoT, OTT and telecoms numbering.
The four-yearly World Telecommunication Standardisation Assembly (WTSA) oversees the direction and outputs of ITU-T, and the last WTSA meeting was held in October 2016. The Telecommunications Advisory Group (TSAG) meets at approximately nine-month intervals to review and advise on the outputs of ITU-T while a number of Study Groups are responsible for developing standards (‘Recommendations’). In accordance with a Ministerial Direction, Ofcom leads for the UK Administration at meetings of ITU-T (including WTSA).
Key Respnsibities Include:
The Successful candidate will also input, as appropriate, to other activities oif the international team (e.g. managing international vicit requests, providing briefs for senior managment etc.)
Ofcom offers competitive salaries plus pensions and flexible benefits package. If you would like to apply, write stating your suitability for the role, current salary and enclose a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: The HR Department, Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA
Ofcom is an equal opportunities employer. It wishes to reflect the diversity of contemporary UK society and is therefore actively seeking to recruit colleagues from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds as well as those who have a disability.