Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications sectors and we are globally respected for the work we do. We are recruiting a number of policy roles in the Spectrum Group (SG) which is responsible for allowing access to the electromagnetic spectrum that enables a wide range of key technologies to function, from TV to mobile, from satellite to Wi-Fi, from Bluetooth to wireless cameras. We deliver significant economic value through our work to develop and implement policy that supports changes in the way that spectrum is used as technology and business models evolve over time.
We are recruiting a small number of people to support our policy work across the Spectrum Group at Senior Associate and Associate grades. The focus of work will depend on your skills and interests – but we expect our policy people to be able to move between different areas over time in response to changing policy priorities and in support of their personal development. The roles will have an initial focus in the following areas:
Other roles may arise in the Spectrum Policy and Analysis and in the Enforcement teams which could be relevant for these Policy Advisor roles.
We are looking for a flexible individuals who have a creative approach to solving problems and work well in a team. You will have the opportunity to help define our priorities and identify objectives to ensure the optimal use of spectrum and meet current and future requirements for services in the UK. You should be able to grasp concepts quickly and produce written work of a good standard.
You will be involved in a range of activities, being expected to contribute to, or lead, a range of ongoing programmes of licensing services or specific projects, and will be responsible for a number of tasks including:
Examples of issues that these roles might engage with include:
Good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain complex information clearly, impartially and succinctly to a non-specialist audience.
Good analytical and judgement skills, with an ability to identify potentially difficult or sensitive issues, escalating in a timely way.
Able to create a detailed project plan and / or an approach to resolve an issue, taking into account any necessary governance process
You will also need to enjoy working in a dynamic environment, where we need to be agile in response to changes.
Experience and understanding of the some of the following would be an advantage (but not essential), depending on the specific policy roles: the sectors that Ofcom regulates: the UK broadcast industry: regulation, including in the context of spectrum policy; knowledge of relevant legislation and experience in the field of criminal justice (for policy work in the enforcement area).
Most likely to be educated to degree level or to have equivalent experience.
Ofcom offers competitive salaries plus pensions and flexible benefits package.
Ofcom is an equal opportunities employer and committed to equality of opportunity for all. As an accredited Two Ticks employer disabled candidates who meet all the essential criteria of a job description will be guaranteed an interview. If you have a disability or special need and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please do so by contacting Recruitment@ofcom.org.uk or calling us on 020 7783 4050.