We’re hiring! Programme Manager – Digital Connectivity Forum

We’re hiring! Programme Manager – Digital Connectivity Forum

Purpose

The purpose of the Programme Manger role is to lead the development and delivery of the Digital Connectivity Forum’s work programme, working closely with the Head of the organisation in the process.

The DCF’s diverse network includes telecoms operators, manufacturers, ISPs, mobile network operators, broadcasters, new media companies and content producers, as well as central and local government, Ofcom and others.

The DCF works out of the offices of techUK, the trade association representing the tech sector.  techUK supports the work of the DCF and is the employer of DCF staff.  

The current areas of focus for the DCF include how to accelerate the deployment of full fibre and 5G networks as well as incentivising adoption of these technologies, diversity and inclusion, supporting the telecoms sector’s journey towards net zero, the migration to All-IP for voice services, and the future regulatory framework.

The Programme Manager role involves independently leading areas of the DCF work programme and becoming the go-to industry expert on such issues. The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of policy development, public affairs, stakeholder management and regulatory affairs. Knowledge and experience of digital connectivity/broadband and the wider technology, media and telecommunications brief, whilst not essential, is highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Head of DCF in delivering the work programme; this will involve preparing and writing reports, consultation responses, articles and letters on telecoms policy
  • Engage with DCF stakeholders, including DCMS, Ofcom, sponsors and wider industry on the development of policy positions and the ongoing development of the DCF work programme
  • Monitor ongoing developments in the UK and EU broadband and wider digital connectivity market, policy and regulatory debate, including the analysis of new data regarding broadband and mobile network deployment
  • Represent the DCF in external fora, stakeholder meetings and public events

Competencies

  • Able to work with a large and diverse selection of external stakeholders
  • Able to analyse complex issues and work across the full range of telecoms policy issues
  • Able to communicate complex information clearly and effectively to a broad audience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • An enthusiastic team player who is keen and able to take the initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills

Person Specification

Essential Knowledge and Experience

  • An understanding of the UK and European political systems and policy formulation processes
  • Experience of building networks through personal relationships
  • Experience of managing or supporting multiple projects
  • Ability to use the tools and technologies techUK provides; including but not limited to Microsoft Office 365 suite, mobile and home working software as appropriate, and web tools (training will be provided).

This is a full-time role based out of techUK’s London offices with flexibility for hybrid working. 

This role profile is a guide to the work that is required but does not form part of any contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.

The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK prior to the commencement of employment.

The salary range for this role is £32,000-£44,000 per annum based upon experience plus discretionary bonus and comprehensive benefits.

To apply for this role, please send your application with your salary expectations to [email protected]

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