Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. This role sits in the Spectrum Group (SG) at Ofcom which is responsible for providing access to the electromagnetic spectrum that enables all types of technologies from TV/Radio to mobile, from satellite to Wi-Fi, from Bluetooth to wireless cameras.
We are recruiting a technical specialist to lead and undertake spectrum planning and other technical work across a range of terrestrial broadcast programmes and projects and to help take forward our broadcast (TV and radio) strategy and undertake work across a range of broadcast projects and programmes. The broadcast team in Ofcom carries out technical and coverage planning for the spectrum that is used to deliver terrestrial radio and TV services. This team’s work includes providing access to spectrum for current programmes of licensing as well as how demand for spectrum from broadcasting users might change in the future.
This is an opportunity to help shape the way we make available one of the UK’s most important resources for wireless communications – the radio spectrum – and set the future for broadcast services in the UK
To lead and undertake technical spectrum planning and other technical duties to enable the licensing of terrestrial broadcast radio and TV services and contribute to future broadcast strategy
We are looking for a creative problem solver and collaborator, who thrives in an innovative environment. You will be involved in a number of challenging and diverse activities underpinning our work supporting terrestrial broadcasting to ensure the optimal use of spectrum and meet future requirements for broadcast services in the UK. It is also likely that you will be able to contribute across a range of other work areas, both within the Spectrum Group and more widely within Ofcom. This is a 12 month fixed term contract.
You will be expected to lead, contribute to, or take ownership of, a range of challenging and diverse broadcast activities. The particular emphasis of the role is expected to be in broadcast radio, both digital (DAB) and analogue (AM/FM), although may also include some work relating to television (DTT).
Particular tasks include:
The broadcast team covers a diverse range of activities in radio and TV broadcasting, and we expect the successful candidate to work across a number of these.
Some ongoing and upcoming examples of projects and programmes include:
The clearance of TV and Programme Making and Spectrum Events (PMSE i.e. radiomicrophones) from the 700 MHz band
We are seeking candidates with a willingness to learn and contribute actively to the development of our work in broadcasting. Knowledge of one or more of the following would be helpful:
There will be a significant opportunity to grow knowledge and experience in the role through working closely with others in the team who are specialists in broadcast spectrum planning.
Most likely to be educated to degree level or to have equivalent experience and have experience in a corporate strategy, technical policy, regulatory or consulting role.
For further information contact Peter Madry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. We will consider part-time applicants.