Members wanted for Ofcom Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland

Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the communications and postal sectors, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications, post and wireless communications services.

We wish to appoint three members to our Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland.

The Committee provides advice to Ofcom about the interests and opinions of people living in Northern Ireland and its diverse communities on communications matters, including television and radio broadcasting, postal services, telecoms and spectrum issues. This is an opportunity for you to make a significant contribution to Ofcom’s work.

What you will be doing:

The Committee meets up to 6 times per year and all members are asked to commit to a total of 12 days per year to this work for which Ofcom will pay an annual fee and reasonable expenses.

Essential Skills / Experience:
  • Knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the communication sectors Ofcom regulates
  • An understanding of Ofcom’s role and responsibilities in an increasingly complex political landscape
  • An understanding of Northern Ireland’s evolving economy, society and culture
  • The ability to understand and articulate the diverse needs and views of the broad range of citizens and consumers in Northern Ireland
  • Effective communication skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to work effectively as part of a committee
 Further Information:

Applications are welcomed from individuals from all sections of Northern Ireland’s society regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religious belief, political opinion, disability, age, or whether or not the applicant has dependants.

In line with Ofcom’s Disability Action Plan for Northern Ireland, we guarantee an interview to disabled applicants who meet all the criteria listed above.

The closing date for applications is 21 May. We anticipate interviews will take place in June.

Should you have any queries about the role please get in touch via


To apply online please go to: Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland