Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, postal services, telecommunications and wireless communications services.
The Advisory Committee for Scotland provides advice to Ofcom colleagues about the interests and opinions of people living in Scotland and its diverse communities on communications matters including television and radio broadcasting, postal services, telecoms and spectrum issues. The Committee strives to ensure that Ofcom’s work is informed by the widest possible understanding of the experience of consumers and citizens in Scotland, capturing the distinctive needs of people living in different parts of Scotland.
We wish to appoint two Members to the Ofcom Advisory Committee for Scotland with starting dates from the first half of 2019.
Market Research Analysts are responsible for market research projects from start to finish. The successful candidate will work closely with other teams in Ofcom to define research objectives, select the best supplier to deliver the work and then collaborate with the chosen supplier to design, execute and report on the research findings.
Full or Part Time – Permanent (including flexible working arrangements)
UK-Multiple Locations - Across our regional offices
How the scheme works
Each Intern is assigned to one of our ‘live’ policy projects– this project will most likelyrelate to any of our regulated industries i.e.spectrum, broadcasting, post, consumer issues, internet or telephony.
In past years, we have also asked our Interns to work as a group on a separate project which they then present to the Economist Team as a whole. Last year, the interns did a special project for our Chief Executive helping her develop her speech on Women in the Economics Profession. Link to speech: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/speeches/2018/solving-economics-gender-puzzle
We like to ensure that the interns feel comfortable and supported on our scheme, so as well as having a line manager, we operate a supportive buddy system, whereby Interns are each paired up with one of our GraduateEconomists. This also helps the interns learn about the Ofcom Graduate Economist scheme and whether they would be interested in applying for this after finishing their studies.
A series of seminars is arranged so that you can learn about issues across the variety of sectors we regulate (even if you are not working on a project in these areas) and we also arrange meetings with, and shadowing of,senior staff in the organisation.