Ofcom in Wales
The Ofcom Wales team represents Ofcom in Wales and Wales within Ofcom – managing relationships and communications with the general public and a wide range of industry stakeholders, including politicians, industry and the media.
Ofcom Wales wishes to appoint a Regulatory Affairs Associate with responsibility for Online Safety.
Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. We regulate the television, radio, fixed-line telecoms, mobile telecoms and postal sectors, plus the radio spectrum over which wireless devices operate. Most recently the UK Government has announced that we will also become the regulator for Online Safety.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Ofcom and help shape our work in this new area of Online Safety.
The Ofcom Wales team based in Cardiff, represents Ofcom in Wales, and Wales in Ofcom. Our role is to support the Ofcom Board, senior management and the wider organisation to ensure Ofcom’s effectiveness in nurturing our engagement with external stakeholders, helping to shape Ofcom’s policy work and maintaining Ofcom's reputation.
We manage all aspects of Ofcom’s remit providing input and advice on issues as they apply in Wales, making sure that the concerns of citizens and consumers in Wales are properly raised in Ofcom. We also ensure that Ofcom’s policies are effectively and accurately communicated in Wales.
The Welsh language plays an integral part in Ofcom’s work in Wales and Ofcom is fully committed to enabling consumers in Wales to engage with Ofcom in Welsh.
- Overseeing and coordinating relationships with stakeholders and groups in Wales to ensure Ofcom’s responsibilities as the Online Safety regulator are fully understood.
- To develop an understanding of the key issues faced by consumers in Wales in relation to Online Safety.
- Identifying ways to expand the network of stakeholders in Wales and to promote the work of Ofcom in relation to Online Safety.
- Co-ordinating work on a wide range of cross-cutting policy issues as necessary, working closely with expert colleagues across Ofcom.
- Working with relevant colleagues to ensure the views of citizens and consumers in Wales are represented in our decision-making processes.
Skills, knowledge and experience
- Experience of building and maintaining collaborative relationships with others, including more senior colleagues and external stakeholders.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- .A background in consumer protection matters and/or policy making. an interest in Welsh politics and skilled at identifying key, relevant points within complex policy issues; would also be useful.
- Provide accurate and concise input to briefings and summaries for senior Ofcom colleagues including Wales specific reports and meetings of the Advisory Committee for Wales.
- Contribute to the effective management of Ofcom’s relationship with Senedd Cymru on Online Safety by monitoring Senedd business, identifying opportunities for engagement with MSs and relevant Committees and recording/reporting on that engagement.
- Contribute to the Ofcom policy-making process by making policy teams aware of relevant external policy developments on Online Safety through regular monitoring, as well as by scanning ahead and identifying opportunities.
- Appreciation of, and desire to promote, Ofcom's values of excellence, agility, empowerment, collaboration and respect.
- The ability to speak Welsh.
- Experience of working in a relevant field, such as policy development or consumer protection.
- Have an understanding and appreciation of the importance of enabling people who wish to communicate with Ofcom in Welsh in Wales.
- A team player who is prepared to be creative and use their initiative.
- Drive and resilience coupled with the ability to overcome obstacles calmly.
- An enthusiasm for technologies.
Educated to degree level or equivalent.
Applying for the role
To apply, please submit a CV and a covering letter.
To be considered for interview stage, your application must include a cover letter which gives evidence of how you successfully meet the key competencies for the role which are detailed under Essential Skills/Experience above.
Ofcom welcomes Welsh language applications, and your application will not be treated less favourably than an application sent in English.Your letter should be no more than two sides of A4 in length. Please send your application to OfcomWalesRecruitment@ofcom.org.uk
The deadline for applications is 23.45pm on Monday 31 January 2022.
Ofcom is an equal opportunities employer and committed to equality of opportunity for all. As a disability confident employer, Ofcom commits to offering an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements for a role.
The team deals with all aspects of Ofcom’s remit and provides input and advice on issues as they apply to Wales to policy and project teams across Ofcom. Wales has representation on Ofcom's Content Board and has its own Advisory Committee.
Through extensive consultation exercises, a variety of events and well-established working relations with stakeholders, the team makes sure it has its finger on the pulse and is acutely aware of the needs of industry, consumers and citizens in Wales.
Eleanor Marks, Director, Wales
Eleanor is responsible for all aspects of Ofcom’s work in Wales. She works with colleagues across the organisation to ensure Ofcom is fully effective in delivering its objectives in Wales as well as enhancing its effectiveness in working with stakeholders, managing external relationships and public affairs. Contact Eleanor: email@example.com
Elinor Williams, Principal, Regulatory Affairs
Joanna Davies, Welsh language Senior Advisor
Joanna manages Ofcom's Welsh language activities which includes print, online and social media. She also ensures the organisation is compliant with Welsh language Standards legislation. Contact Joanna: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meleri Evans, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Wales
Meleri works across all policy areas to help ensure Ofcom can deliver and present its objectives effectively, focusing on political monitoring and relationships with key stakeholders in Wales. Contact Meleri: email@example.com
David Symons, Welsh language Associate
David is our Welsh language Associate. He supports our Welsh language activities and manages Ofcom's translation requirements. Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete Alsop, Spectrum Engineering/Enforcement Officer
Pete Stephen Alsop is our Spectrum Engineering/Enforcement Officer. His role entails investigating and resolving interference affecting radio systems and instigating enforcement where necessary. Contact Pete: email@example.com
Liz Nash, Regulatory Affairs Assistant, Wales
Trains run regularly from Cardiff Queen Street railway station (via Cardiff Central) to Cardiff Bay station.
Caspian Point is a ten minute walk from Cardiff Bay railway station or a five-minute taxi ride from Cardiff Central station.
Local bus routes stop opposite the building.
You can catch the Bay Express (number 6) or the Cardiff Bay (8 or 35) bus from the city centre or Cardiff Central station.
Cardiff Bay is a 25-minute drive from Cardiff International Airport - follow the signs for Cardiff. At Culverhouse Cross, take the A4232 to Cardiff Bay and then continue as directed above
Address: 2 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff CF10 4DQ
We welcome calls in Welsh. To contact our Welsh language helpline: 0300 123 2023 or email Welshenquiries@ofcom.org.uk
Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We're proud of our commitment to the Welsh language and how we integrate it into our work. More information on our work in the Welsh language is available.
The Advisory Committee for Wales advises Ofcom about the interests and opinions, in relation to communications matters, of people living in Wales.
Find out more about the Committee by visiting the Advisory Committee for Wales webpage.