The Broadcast Licensing and Programme Operations team is part of Ofcom’s Content and Media Policy Group. Its primary purpose is to secure a wide range of television and radio services which are of high quality and appeal to a variety of tastes and interests throughout the UK.
We license around 2,000 television and radio services; some licences are granted following a competitive award process (one available licence but with many applicants); others are issued on demand. One of our most important duties is to ensure that broadcasters are ‘fit and proper’ to hold a licence. We also have duties to enforce compliance with conditions in broadcast licences, such as a requirement to provide certain types of programme content (e.g. local or regional programmes, news) and we take appropriate action, including revoking licences or issuing fines, when necessary.
You will be part of a team that undertakes a variety of operational and policy-led work across the team’s programmes (e.g. assessing licence applications, transfers and variations, and enforcing licence conditions). You will also have the opportunity to be involved in broadcast licensing projects (e.g. the impact of Brexit on TV broadcasters, enabling smaller radio stations to ‘go digital’, and local TV).
No mandatory qualifications are required for the role.