A Brand new role has been created for an expanding team within OFCOM of Economist. This is to join a rapidly expanding and exciting team.
This role could be based in either Edinburgh, London or Manchester
The advert will close on 25 July at 00.01, so please apply on or before 24 July
Ofcom exists to make communications work for everyone. We regulate the TV, radio and video-on-demand sectors, fixed and mobile telecoms, postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate. We have been appointed as the new regulator to keep people safe when they are online. This means we will help shape the future of online regulation and economists will play a key role in this area.
Our culture is shaped by five corporate values: excellence, agility, collaboration, empowerment and respect.
The Economics Group
We provide the economic analysis that underpins everything Ofcom does to improve communications services for people and businesses. We help shape policy based on insights from economic theory and empirical research and strive to be thought leaders in how we apply economics to benefit UK consumers and citizens in communication matters.
We work across a wide range of challenging questions, and the fast-paced nature of the markets we oversee means our role is ever-changing. Ofcom has one of the largest competition and regulatory economics and finance teams in the UK, with more than 80 colleagues working on issues across the sectors we regulate.
You’ll provide high-quality economic analysis on a variety of projects, including identifying the key economic issues and anticipating and considering different points of view
You’ll potentially be exposed to large data sets, spreadsheets and econometric models, and you’ll use a range of techniques in which to analyse these.
You’ll produce clear, well-reasoned drafts of documents, including those that will be published.
You’ll communicate economic issues convincingly when attending team meetings, governance meetings and meetings with our stakeholders.
You’ll collaborate with senior colleagues on wider Ofcom projects, where necessary.
Skills, Knowledge and experience
You’ll have a strong grounding in microeconomics and, typically, you’d have training in one or more of the following: industrial organisation, public economics, behavioural economics, econometrics or financial economics.
You’ll have experience of applying competition and regulatory economics. We welcome candidates with an academic and/or working background in microeconomics, industrial organisation, competition economics, regulatory economics, behavioural economics, economics of online platforms or auction design.
You’ll be able to demonstrate that you have an ability to apply economic concepts to real world situations. This could have been gained through working at a consultancy, another regulator, competition authority or government agency/department, academic institution, or a regulated company.
You’ll be a great communicator and have the ability to work within a team environment. Candidates should have an ability to apply economic concepts to unfamiliar situations and have excellent collaboration and communication skills. You will be required to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, providing clear, well-reasoned drafting, including for documents that will be published.
You’ll have good quantitative skills and are able to interpret information, with good attention to detail
A degree in economics and/or a post-graduate qualification (MSc or a PhD)
Apply with a CV and cover letter to show your interest in working for Ofcom