Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. We regulate the television, radio, fixed-line telecoms, mobile telecoms and postal sectors, plus the radio spectrum over which wireless devices operate.
The Nations team in Edinburgh is part of Ofcom’s Consumer and External Relations Group. The team reports to the Director for Government and Parliament and the Group Director for Consumer and External Relations. Our role is to support the Board (including Ofcom’s Board member for Scotland), senior management and the wider organisation to ensure Ofcom acts as an effective regulator, by enhancing our effectiveness in dealing with external stakeholders, engaging on and helping to shape policy issues and maintaining Ofcom's reputation.
We are looking for an experienced public policy professional with experience of working on policy in or very closely with the Scottish or UK Governments to join the team. Reporting to Ofcom’s Scotland Director, you will help lead and shape the work of the team, manage key relationships with the Scottish and UK Governments, the Scottish and UK Parliaments, industry and other stakeholders, and work with colleagues across Ofcom to help ensure that we are able to deliver and present our objectives effectively. You will have strong experience of working in or with Government, be confident in holding a brief and in understanding, shaping and communicating complex policy issues to a range of audiences, and be accomplished at working across a diverse policy portfolio.