Ofcom Returners Programme

Ofcom is offering a new Returners Programme which will support talented individuals back into work after an extended career break of two or more years.  The programme offers successful applicants a paid placement of six months, starting in September 2018, with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role. 

About the Programme

Ofcom has a wide range of mid- to senior-level roles available for experienced professionals.  You will be placed in an area which matches your professional experience. To support you back into the workplace, you will receive coaching from Women Returners, a mentor from within Ofcom and opportunities to network across the organisation.  You will receive a competitive package of pay and benefits during the programme.

Roles are based predominantly in London, but there is also the opportunity to be based in Edinburgh.  A range of flexible working options are available, dependent on the role.

About Ofcom

Ofcom is the communications regulator in the UK, making sure that people get the best from their communications services and are protected from scams and sharp practices, while ensuring that competition can thrive.

An aim of Ofcom’s 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.

Work-life balance is promoted and colleagues are encouraged 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 ways that suit them, and which delivers excellent results.

Who Can Apply?

Ofcom is keen to hear from candidates who have had a career break of at least two years, with experience in any or a number of the following areas:

  • Policy
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Economic regulation
  • Consulting
  • Stakeholder management
  • Public/Government Affairs
  • PR and Communications
  • Web and digital design
  • Industry expertise from within the communications sector, especially telecoms, television, spectrum, internet technology, post

How do I Apply?

Applications close on 10 June 2018.  For more information and how to apply, see here.

To read more information about Return to Work Programmes in general, please visit the Runneth Returnship Page or for other opportunities that are currently available, see our UK Returnship List for 2018.

Gilly Cross
Gilly Cross

Gilly is a Kiwi in London, a mum of one, and a career-changer - from Forensic Scientist to Business Developer and Social Media Manager at Runneth London.

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