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Policy and Regulatory Economics Advisor Summer Placement

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

During your placement, you will join our Regulatory and Public Affairs team, which is responsible for managing CityFibre's relationship with key government and Ofcom stakeholders. They lead the development of policy positions, by providing expertise on the economic underpinnings. The team forms part of the Regulatory and Legal Department and works closely with lawyers including specialists in Competition Law.

You will support the delivery of CityFibre’s Regulatory and Public Affairs objective by providing input on regulatory, economic and competition issues. It will also include supporting the communication of CityFibre’s policy positions to internal and external stakeholders. Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing analysis, research, and economic support to the Regulatory & Public Affairs team
  • Producing clear and compelling written and oral briefings for a variety of internal and external audiences
  • Supporting the team in monitoring and reporting on developments related to CityFibre including regulation of the communications sector
  • Coordinating with internal local and regional teams on political engagement to ensure impactful outcomes
  • Assisting with political and parliamentary monitoring, stakeholder mapping and horizon-scanning, pro-actively identifying opportunities and risks

What’s in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to take the lead on and deliver a project within a specific division at CityFibre. You’ll get invaluable hands-on work experience, learning from our talented people whilst still adding real value to the business and helping us to transform communities across the UK.

Our summer placements start in July and are for six weeks over the university summer holidays.

What we are looking for

  • You’ll be on track for a 2:1 in a degree in law, economics or political science (or have received one if moving on to your master’s).
  • You must be familiar with Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • You will need to demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills so you can understand, explain, and present complex issues.
  • In addition to this, you must have strong interpersonal skills so that you can build strong relationships.
  • Excellent organisational skills are necessary as you will juggle multiple projects in a fast-moving and unpredictable environment.
  • Alongside this, it will be beneficial if you have an interest in Parliament, Whitehall, devolved governments, and politics in general.

Accepted degree subjects

  • politics
  • economics
  • law

Additional job details

£20,000 pro rata

pro-rata across a six-week period.

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Please note that we may need to close this advert early due to high volumes of applications, so we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 27 May 2022

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Closing date:  27 May 2022

Expires8 days

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