Senior Technical Advisor – Telecoms Network Security


Making communications work for everyone,

Requirements of the role

Working closely with other members of the Network Security team, you will be responsible for establishing and supporting the roll out of a network security regime for the communication providers. This role will require you to have in depth knowledge of communication providers and demonstrate technical insights to help develop and implement guidance on network topology, security, operations and processes so that Ofcom’s policy position and approach to the regulation of these new network security requirements is effective appropriate and measurable. This role will require you to provide technical insights and support the delivery of a new telecoms security framework for Communications Providers


Ofcom has had responsibilities for communications network security and resilience for several years and has recently received new responsibilities in this area. In the light of the increasing economic and social significance of communications and services, the security and resilience of fixed and mobile networks and services is becoming more important and we are taking proactive steps to ensure that they are designed and operated to meet the needs and expectations of users.


Key Responsibilities include


Work with other members of the team in responding to and assessing telecoms and digital infrastructure company responses to security and resilience incidents that occur in their infrastructure which are reported to Ofcom. Ensuring enough information is present to deliver a sound security risk assessment.


Support the roll out, management and monitoring of a programme promoting the adoption of the new legislation underpinning the TSR. This will include maintaining and supporting a compliance monitoring regime that will provide annual report to the SOS (Secretary of State) for DCMS. This will include, supporting the development and drafting a “code of Practise”, compliance guidance, and requesting evidence to support CP assessment including carrying out and/or managing compliance assessments against that “code”.


Work with colleagues in Ofcom investigations teams to provide technical support in relation to any enforcement activity.


Work with industry stakeholders, Government and other relevant agencies to ensure policy goals are aligned and effectively coordinated.

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Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Manchester

 Contract type

Full time, Permanent



 Working pattern

Flexible working, Hybrid

 Closing Date