• Strategy and Policy Analyst

    UK-Multiple Locations - Across our regional offices
    Strategy and Research
    Salary Details
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    Full or Part Time – Permanent (including flexible working arrangements)
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  • Team Overview

    The Strategy and Policy team is part of our Strategy and Research group. The group is responsible for setting Ofcom’s strategy and providing an evidence base to ensure our work meets the needs of consumers. We work closely with the other teams and disciplines across Ofcom, helping them to tackle complex policy issues and building our understanding of how the communications market is performing.


    The Strategy and Policy team takes a long-term view, helps to identify Ofcom’s priorities and collaborates to help solve complex policy problems. We work on a diverse range of issues across the communications sector. The team works collaboratively with the rest of Ofcom to ensure we have a clear view of positive outcomes for consumers, and how Ofcom's work can support delivery of those outcomes.


    The key responsibilities of the team are:


    • Market and policy insight – maintaining Ofcom’s understanding of how the communications sector may develop in future, to inform our wider policy programme for consumers and businesses.
    • Delivering Ofcom’s strategic priorities – leading major projects that set the future direction of regulation in the sector. For example, our work to secure investment in full-fibre and 5G services.
    • Thought leadership on emerging policy issues – working collaboratively with the rest of Ofcom to define Ofcom’s position on new or cross-cutting competition, consumer, or public policy issues.
    • Ofcom’s corporate strategy – working with the Executive and the Board to help define Ofcom’s priorities, measuring delivery and working with others to understand and shape our future remit.

    Purpose of the Role

    As an analyst in the team you will develop a strong understanding of the communications market and apply strategic and analytical skills to address complex policy issues. Usually working within project teams either in the strategy and policy team or in other areas across the organisation, you will be given responsibility for specific pieces of analysis and modules of strategic projects.

    Requirements of the Role

    Your responsibilities may include:

    • Owning modules of strategic or policy projects, requiring you to work effectively with colleagues across the organisation from different disciplines and specialisms to develop policy options.
    • Undertaking research and analysis to improve Ofcom’s understanding of stakeholder positions and market developments, or to inform specific policy proposals.
    • Communicating clearly and effectively, including the delivery of high quality reports for publication and contributing to discussions with colleagues across Ofcom.
    • Attending external events and meetings with stakeholders to improve Ofcom’s understanding of stakeholder positions and market developments.

    Following developments in the communications sector and thinking about the implications for Ofcom and consumers.

    Skills, knowledge and experience

    We are looking for high calibre, organised candidates who have a keen interest in the communications sector and are keen to develop further.

    The essential requirements for the role include:

    • Demonstrating strategic or analytical thinking, including the use of data and an understanding of evidence-based policy making.
    • Positive approach to collaboration, demonstrating an interest in the views and perspectives of others, both within project teams and with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Clear and effective communication, both in-person and through written reports.
    • Showing intellectual curiosity and eagerness to learn about developments in the communications sector and the role of regulation.
    • Ability to work independently, planning time effectively and prioritising multiple tasks.
    • Taking responsibility for the delivery of high-quality products.


    • Makes optimum use of own and others’ time
    • Builds effective relationships, adapting own style and approach when appropriate
    • Seeks and respects feedback and input from others
    • Produces succinct, logical drafts of documents
    • Makes time to listen attentively to others to build understanding
    • Develops a logical process of research to analyse and understand key issues
    • Determines appropriate data sources, using available research resources creatively.


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