Government seeks professional to ensure UK telecoms law is primed for Brexit

Written by Sam Trendall on 2 January 2018 in News
News

Candidate will also be tasked with leading review of how legislation could be modernised following EU withdrawal

Credit: PA

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is looking to recruit someone to ensure the UK has telecoms law that is fit for purpose after the country completes its exit from the European Union.

The department is advertising a post as head of telecoms EU exit policy and legislation. The London-based role offers a salary of up to £66,665, and the responsibility of leading a team of six people. The post will come with an initial one-year contract, which may be extended.

The successful candidate and their team will be tasked with porting into UK law the European Electronic Communications Code, a proposed piece of EU legislation designed to increase competition in the telecoms sector and ensure citizens derive maximum benefit from the rollout of next-generation communications networks.


Related articles


They will also be expected to examine and correct any incumbent UK telecoms laws derived from EU legislation, and ensure that any such corrections are pushed through parliament. The role will also require the appointee to head up a review of UK telecoms legislation to determine how they “could be modernised post-EU exit”.

“The successful candidate will work closely with policy teams, lawyers, and other government departments, such as DExEU, as well as the telecoms regulator Ofcom,” DCMS said. “[They] will also meet industry and consumer stakeholders in order to get their input into the shaping of our laws – in some instances [they] may need to run an official consultation.”

Applications are open until 7 January. Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 22 January.

 

About the author

Sam Trendall is editor of PublicTechnology

Share this page

Tags

Categories

Add new comment

Related Articles

DfE nationwide teachers’ jobs site set for April launch
17 January 2018

Department seeks digital specialist to help it prepare for public beta launch within three months and pass assessment by the end of October

Driverless pods, smart sensors, and citizen apps – inside the plan to future-proof Milton Keynes
4 January 2018

In a town gaining 40,000 extra citizens each decade, the council's strategy chief Geoff Snelson tells PublicTechnology why smart-city ideas and technology need to be an...

Public sector ‘cannot rely on consent as a legal basis’ for GDPR compliance, warns ICO
29 November 2017

Government entities urged to explore one of the four other options available for establishing the lawfulness of data processing