Based at Colt's Head Quarters in London, the purpose of the role is to assist Colt's Regulatory Team in analysing regulatory conditions pertaining to the telecoms industry, and to conduct risk assessments. The role will primarily cover the UK, Ireland and Eastern Europe but may also involve other jurisdictions as required. The role will also involve representing Colt externally, at regulatory authorities in the UK and Ireland.
The role will suit a recent graduate or someone with up to 3 years of experience. No prior knowledge of the telecoms industry or telecoms is sine-qua-non, and training will be provided on the job. Applicants with a degree in any analytical discipline will be considered. A degree in economics or law would be an advantage but not essential.
Reporting to the Regulatory Director, European Affairs, the successful candidate will:
Manage compliance with telecoms regulation and compliance investigations in the UK and Ireland (under the guidance of the Vice President, Regulatory and Government affairs).
Conduct analysis of regulatory conditions and compliance investigations in Eastern Europe - both quantitative and qualitative - to inform regulatory strategy (under the guidance of the Director European Affairs).
Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders as may be required on a project by project basis.
Communicate results of the analysis/investigations effectively and concisely to the Director, European Affairs and other internal stakeholders.
Support senior Regulatory Team members in analysis and processes required for regulatory projects related to global licensing.
Prepare regulatory reporting submissions for regulators, ministries and other government bodies, as required.
Contribute to the smooth and effective functioning of the Regulatory Team.
Monitors regulatory and competitive developments in agreed priority and on agreed set of topics (for example access and interconnect, compliance rules, costs and taxes).
Under the guidance of more senior members of the team: conducts quantitative or qualitative analysis to provide impact assessments on Colt of regulatory, policy and market developments for input into country and Europe-wide regulatory strategy.
With the guidance of senior team members: evaluates and communicates regulatory risks and opportunities to internal stakeholders: proactively evaluates and develops business responses to external opportunities and threats; relevant internal stakeholders may include local OLO, Voice Interconnect, Product and Strategy teams, and senior internal stakeholders.
With the guidance of senior team members: contribute in providing regulatory submissions for regulators, ministries and other government bodies, as required
Provides support to marketing teams within Colt, such as informing the team on regulatory strategic or compliance developments important to Colt (or its customers) to facilitate implementation of product changes, creation of press releases, marketing campaigns or events, articles in the press, etc.
Helps identify opportunities and obtain rebates for overcharging for offnet access or interconnect products through regulatory actions, contribute to management of regulatory actions or court cases as appropriate.
Represents Colt at relevant external country level and/or European regulatory forums as may be appropriate.
Contributes to Colt regulatory strategy within the Regulatory team; contributes to implementing the strategy internally and externally.
Under guidance of Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs, undertake analysis and search on global licensing requirements and help in the implementation of these requirements.
Develops own skills, particularly commercial awareness, cost benefit or SWOT analysis and knowledge Colt processes and IT; communication skills to stretch the quality of customer service provided by the team.
Provide timely, accurate and concise briefings and updates for management information purposes or for communication to internal and external stakeholders.
Take initiative to quantify/qualify key contributions of Regulatory Team.
Develop and communicate a clear vision of Colt regulatory strategy within the team.
Benefits In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.
Some benefit examples are:
Flexible working and relaxed dress code
Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
Flexible benefits scheme
Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
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