Communications are crucial to the lives of UK citizens and consumers, and as the sector regulator Ofcom’s role is to ensure these markets work for everyone.
The fast-paced nature of the markets we oversee means this role is ever-changing, and economics provides a key basis for much of what we do.
"Ofcom’s economists play a crucial role in ensuring communication markets continue to work for consumers.” – Sharon White, Chief Executive
Ofcom has one of the largest competition and regulatory economics teams in the UK, with more than 50 economists working on issues related to TV, radio and video-on-demand sectors, fixed-line telecoms, mobile and postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate. Our work involves a large number of stakeholders and utilises a range of technical skills and competencies. On a day to day basis we might:
As an Ofcom economist, you will get involved in the issues straight away, helping to formulate policy options and reach robust decisions.
We recognise that not everyone has the same needs and we strive to offer 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. Opportunities are available in our London and Edinburgh offices.