Economic Directors, Principals & Advisors

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Edinburgh, London or Manchester

Application Deadline

Edinburgh, London or Manchester

Ofcom exists to make communications work for everyone. We regulate the TV, radio and video-on-demand sectors, fixed and mobile telecoms, postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate. We have been appointed as the new regulator for online harms. This means we will help shape the future of online regulation and economists will play a key role in this area.

Our culture is shaped by five corporate values: excellence, agility, collaboration, empowerment and respect.

The Economics Group

We provide the economic analysis that underpins everything Ofcom does to improve communications services for people and businesses. We help shape policy based on insights from economic theory and empirical research and strive to be thought leaders in how we apply economics to benefit UK consumers and citizens in communication matters.

We work across a wide range of challenging questions, and the fast-paced nature of the markets we oversee means our role is ever-changing. Ofcom has one of the largest competition and regulatory economics and finance teams in the UK, with more than 80 colleagues working on issues across the sectors we regulate.

Who we’re looking for

We're looking for Economists who can bring their unique skills and experience to our economics team – at Director, Principal and Advisor level.

We believe a diverse group of people is able to offer breadth of experience and thinking, so whether your background stems from consultancy, another regulator, a competition authority or government agency/department, an academic institution, or a regulated company – we’re keen to speak with you.

Our aim is to provide a stimulating and rewarding environment where you'll be collaborating with like-minded professionals who thrive on dealing with current, real world issues. Sharing your unique skills, knowledge and experience to make a real difference and contributing to our success.

You’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the economic analysis supporting our work across the regulation of broadcasting, online, spectrum and telecoms, including the application of competition policy and consumer issues within these sectors.

We champion an agile working model, allowing us to have a location-neutral approach to filling our roles. Our Economics Group have established teams in Edinburgh and London, and we will soon have a presence in our brand new Northern Hub in Manchester!


As well as a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits to choose from.

Our standard benefits include:

  • flexible benefits allowance;
  • pension allowance;
  • 25 days’ holiday plus birthday day;
  • private medical insurance;
  • life assurance;
  • annual health check; and
  • income protection insurance.

On top of this you can also choose from a wider range of flexible benefits, including the option to purchase additional annual leave, travel insurance, private medical cover for your family and much more.

To apply, please visit the Ofcom Careers website or contact Rachael Tiller on

Additional Information

Ofcom is a forward-thinking, inclusive employer and recognises the value of diversity to truly “make communications work for everyone”. Here at Ofcom, our vision is to ensure people are part of an environment when they can truly strive and be themselves, therefore we aim to recruit from the widest pool of candidates possible – irrespective of social background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or disability. We are an organisation that strives to be truly representative of the whole of the UK and our aim is to be an employer of choice for everyone.

We champion an agile working model, allowing us to have a location-neutral approach to filling our roles. We also give employees the power to manage their own working practices, so wherever possible, we will support flexible working patterns, including job share.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meets the minimum selection criteria of the role as outlined in the job specification, if applicants would like to be considered under this scheme. We pride ourselves on ensuring all candidates are treated fairly throughout the application and selection process including making our process as accessible as possible. Should you require any adjustments to be made, please do contact us directly at

It is important to note that there may be occasions where it’s not practicable for us to interview all disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. In certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, and high-peak times, we may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. If this happens, Ofcom could select the disabled candidates who best meet the minimum criteria for the job rather than all of those that meet the minimum criteria, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.


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