Policy Advisor, Regulatory

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Job Introduction

We’re recruiting for a Policy Adviser to join the BBC’s Policy team, on a permanent contract, based in London. It’s a role focussed on supporting policy development, with real impact and the opportunity to influence senior level decision making.

Our team is the guardian of the BBC’s understanding of its regulatory and public policy environment. It manages the BBC’s relationship with key external stakeholders, including Ofcom, and leads the development of public policy positions. The Policy team forms part of the Director-General Group and sits right at the heart of the BBC. The Policy team provides high level policy support to key BBC projects and supports the development of the BBC’s policies and strategies, to promote the BBC’s interests at a time of rapid change in technology, consumer behaviour and regulation.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Head of Policy, Regulatory, you'll be responsible for providing advice on policy and regulatory issues relevant to the BBC. You'll also contribute to policy development across a range of areas, and represent the BBC's interests with key stakeholders.

A key focus will be on regulatory compliance and engagement. You’ll help to track our performance and engage with Ofcom on our operating licence. This will include reporting in the Annual Report & Accounts, as well as any other essential issues that arise.

 You'll draft reports and regulatory responses/submissions, contribute to major projects as well as monitor communications on sector-related policy in the UK and advise on the implications.  You'll develop briefings, presentations, and reports for discussion with the wider policy and strategy community and contribute to discussions on policy, regulatory and strategic issues.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll have experience as a policy specialist, gained within either a regulatory authority, government department undertaking policy formulation in the communications sector, a consulting environment or a major communications sector company.  An understanding of economics and finance, and project management skills are desirable.

Package Description

Band:   D
Contract type:   Permanent
Location:   London

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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