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Location: London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast

Start date: July 2019

Programme: 6 month returnship

These roles are now closed for applications

Ofcom is partnering with Women Returners to offer their second Returners Programme, following on from the success of their pilot programme in 2018.  The programme will support talented individuals back into work after an extended career break of two or more years.  

About the Ofcom Returners programme

The programme offers successful applicants a six months fixed term contract, with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role. Roles can be based in one of their various UK locations, including main offices in London and Edinburgh. A range of flexible working options are available, and as standard, colleagues have ability and technology to work outside of the office regularly.

Ofcom has a range of mid senior level roles available for experienced professionals. Details are available in the job descriptions attached. You are able to apply to all roles that you find suitable.

As part of the Returners programme you will be supported back into the workplace; you will receive:

About Ofcom

Ofcom is the communications regulator in the UK. It regulates the TV, radio and video-on-demand sectors, fixed-line telecoms (phones), mobiles and postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate. Ofcom makes sure that people in the UK get the best from their communications services and are protected from scams and sharp practices, while ensuring that competition can thrive. Its duty to further the interests of citizens and of consumers, where appropriate by promoting competition, is at the heart of everything Ofcom do. Right now, people are changing their attitudes and preferences, and transformative technology is changing our experience and expectations of communications. This is an exciting time to be at the heart of this fast-moving sector.

Ofcom’s aim is to empower colleagues to undertake interesting and important work and they are committed to investing and supporting people to achieve their full potential. Ofcom’s culture is centred around four key values: Excellence, Collaboration, Agility and Empowerment. Ofcom promotes a work-life balance and encourages colleagues to work in a flexible way that balances both organisational and individual needs. Having recently moved to a new agile environment, Ofcom employees work in a way that suits them and which delivers excellent results.

Who Ofcom is looking for

Ofcom is keen to hear from candidates who have had a career break of at least two years.  Successful candidates will undertake the following roles.  Please click on the links to learn more.

The descriptions are provided as a guide to the nature of each role so that you can assess your interest.  Returners who are interested and feel they meet some of the criteria, but not all, are still encouraged to apply.

To Apply

To apply to the Ofcom Returners Programme, please upload your CV and cover letter using the relevant link(s) below:  

Please ensure you show your career break in your CV. Ofcom would like your covering letter to highlight your experience and motivations for joining the Ofcom Returners programme.

Closing date for applications: 8 May 2019

Ofcom aims to hold interviews at the end of May. Depending on the position you apply for, there may be some pre-interview preparation to complete. This will be detailed in the individual job specification.

If you have any questions, please email Human.Resources@ofcom.org.uk putting ‘Ofcom Returners’ in the subject box.