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14 July 2017

The Communications Consumer Panel and ACOD are advertising a vacancy for a new Panel and ACOD member.

Interviews are to take place on 3 August 2017.

About the Job:

The Communications Consumer Panel works to protect and promote the interests of consumers, citizens and micro-businesses in the communications sector, including postal services. The Panel operates in a dynamic, fast-moving and challenging environment where there are both new opportunities but also new risks to consumer protection. We are looking to appoint a new member to the Panel, who will also act as a member of the Advisory Committee on Older and Disabled People (ACOD).  ACOD advises Ofcom about the interests and opinions of older and disabled people living in the UK.

Essential Skills / Experience:

To join the Consumer Panel and ACOD you will need:

  • Good understanding of issues affecting the communications sector or an ability to acquire it rapidly;
  • Ability to understand complex consumer, citizen, micro-business, regulatory, economic and wider business issues;
  • A keen interest in and understanding of consumers’ experiences, with particular reference to older and disabled people;
  • Strong communication skills to make an effective contribution to the discussions of a high level public body;
  • Personal integrity of a high order; and
  • No conflicts arising from any commercial or political interests.


Further Information:

The time commitment is three days a month. 

Ofcom is an equal opportunities employer. It wishes to reflect the diversity of contemporary UK society and is therefore actively seeking to recruit members from all age groups and cultural and ethnic backgrounds as well as those with a disability. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet all the essential criteria of the job description.

Further details about the role and the application process can be found on Ofcom's recruitment portal:

The closing date for applications is 28 July 2017.


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