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Senior Policy Advisor, Regulatory - BBC Policy

Job Introduction

We're recruiting a Senior Adviser to join the BBC’s Policy team, based in London, on a permanent contract basis. This role offers a unique opportunity for providing advice and guidance on the economic regulation of the BBC and its commercial activities across a wide range of projects and activities. Effective from 3 April 2017, Ofcom has become the BBC's first external regulator. The BBC’s public service and commercial activities are subject to a new regulatory framework, under the BBC’s Royal Charter and Ofcom’s Operating Framework.

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

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the BBC’s Head of Regulation, you’ll be responsible for providing regulatory advice and analysis to BBC management and divisions on a wide range of regulatory and competition issues, with a particular focus on television.  You will oversee the BBC’s compliance with Ofcom’s regulatory requirements for the BBC’s public service and commercial activities. You'll also represent the BBC’s interests with its external regulator, Ofcom.

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll have proven experience in regulation or policy, ideally in the media sector, gained within either a competition/regulatory authority, government department, a consulting environment or a major commercial company, such as a production company or broadcaster. An effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills, you'll be confident presenting complex data and arguments, advising senior managers and stakeholders, and engaging with external government and regulatory authorities, on a range of regulatory issues.

Package Description

Band:   E
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.

About the BBC

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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