Team Overview Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications sectors. We regulate the TV and radio sectors, fixed line and mobile telecoms, postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate, with the aim of furthering the interests of UK citizens and consumers.
The Economics Group provides the economic analysis that underpins everything Ofcom does to improve communications services for people and businesses.
Purpose of the Role The purpose of the role is to provide high quality economic analysis to support our work across economic regulation, competition policy and consumer issues.
Requirements of the Role
Skills, knowledge and experience Experience of applying competition and regulatory economics: We welcome candidates with an academic and/or working background in industrial organisation, competition economics, economics of online platforms, auction design or regulatory economics. The candidate should be able to demonstrate that he/she has an ability to apply economic concepts from these areas to real world situations. This could have been gained through working at a consultancy, another regulator, competition authority or government agency/department, or a regulated company
Strong quantitative skills: Candidates should have a working knowledge of Big Data, AI & machine learning techniques, or developing advanced models, or undertaking econometric modelling, interpreting information, and having good attention to detail. Proficiency in the use of software e.g. Stata, R, Python etc is very welcome
Collaboration and communication: Candidates should have an ability to apply economic concepts to unfamiliar situations and have excellent collaboration and communication skills with the ability to collaborate with other economists, as well as lawyers, technical experts, accountants and policy specialists and communicate effectively in writing and orally
Qualifications At a minimum, a degree in economics and/or a post-graduate qualification (MSc or a PhD).
Competences PLANNING, PROJECT & PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT:
RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (INTERNAL & EXTERNAL):
COMMUNICATION (WRITTEN & ORAL):
PROBLEM SOLVING & ANALYSIS:
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE:
Further Information To apply please submit an up to date CV and cover letter explaining your suitability for the role by, the closing date of 8th May 2019. You can do so by following the instructions above at “Apply for this job online”.
All Ofcom staff enjoy generous benefits including private medical care, a private pension and 25 days’ leave (with the option of purchasing up to 10 additional days) see:
Ofcom offers flexible working arrangements to help manage work and personal commitments. We have family friendly policies that actively seek to support our colleagues and enable our teams to work in the most effective way. We welcome applications from candidates who would like to work part-time or flexibly, so please tell us what your preferred working arrangements are.
Ofcom is an equal opportunities employer and committed to equality of opportunity for all.
Please contact Luisa Affuso () for more information about this role.