Current Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with us.  We currently have 3 vacancies.

Compliance Analyst

Wholesale Compliance

The Wholesale Compliance team has responsibility for ensuring that market regulation is being complied with. The primary role of the Wholesale Compliance Analyst is the investigation of potential regulatory breaches by telecommunication companies. Investigations and monitoring activities are supported by enforcement and Regulatory breaches can lead to civil or criminal prosecutions.  Therefore, a Compliance Analyst must conduct investigations in a thorough and legally robust manner. Investigations routinely undertake data gathering, data mining, onsite inspections and investigative interviewing. Given the breadth of such cases the Compliance Analyst will act as a project leader in various cases bringing together experts in the diverse functions within ComReg.

The Job

A vacancy has arisen for a Compliance Analyst in the Wholesale Compliance team within the ComReg Wholesale Division.

The post reports to the Compliance Manager in the Wholesale Division. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • To project manage investigations and other projects regarding possible and actual breaches of compliance with regulatory obligations.
  • Manage an investigation caseload by assessing, prioritising and planning.
  • Determine the degree of intervention that is required on each case, providing compliance support and guidance when appropriate while identifying when it is necessary to take action.
  • Responsibility for gathering investigation data through correspondence, interviews, and site visits.
  • Methodical analysis of investigation data to identify information gaps and areas of potential non-compliance.
  • Risk-based compliance monitoring through the systematic evaluation of compliance controls.
  • Produce internal documents and reports for Decision makers including the background to the investigation, reasoned and impartial analysis of the investigation’s findings and recommendations for appropriate action regarding compliance and enforcement.
  • Preparation of case files for civil and criminal enforcement actions in respect of breaches.
  • To provide support and advice to colleagues with respect to technical aspects of telecommunications networks and services.
  • Contribute to the development of regulatory policy and procedures.
  • Ensure that all activities are comprehensively documented and that ComReg processes and administrative best practices are followed.

The above is intended as a guide to the general role description and is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive.        It will be subject to periodic review with the post holder.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Third level qualification relevant to regulation, compliance, engineering, telecommunications or another relevant discipline.
  • Relevant experience in a role requiring the evaluation and analysis of regulatory issues or; investigating or enforcing regulatory compliance.
  • Experience of conducting audits, investigations on behalf of a sectoral regulator or; internal audits or compliance investigations in a regulated organisation (preferably telecommunications).
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to draft documentation in a rational, evidence based, clear and concise manner.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience of working in both an individual and professional team environment.
  • An ability to produce work of consistent high quality.
  • An ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience in Risk based compliance monitoring.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office applications.

Desirable

  • Experience and understanding of the Telecommunications sector in Ireland.
  • Knowledge of products, services and technology in regulated electronic communications markets.
  • Experience in compliance monitoring or risk management in an organisation operating in a regulated environment.
  • Project management experience.
  • Familiarity with national and EU institutions, regulatory environment and/ or experience in the application of EU directives and regulations
  • An appreciation of the legal and economic aspects of regulation.

Core Competencies & Skills for the Role

In addition to your technical qualifications and experience, you will bring professional competencies and skills in the following core areas:

  • Analytical & Critical Thinking: Objectively analyses and evaluates information in order to identify patterns between situations that are not obviously related. Develops and clearly articulates solutions to complex problems.
  • Planning and Organising: Establishes and monitors priorities, systematically differentiating between urgent, important and unimportant. Manages activities to deliver results. Meets objectives within predetermined time frames.
  • Communicating and Influencing: Communicates clearly, confidently and respectfully. Engages, persuades and convinces others to follow a particular course of action. Ensures all relevant parties are appropriately updated and notified.
  • Decision Making and Judgement: Effectively builds evidence base to support the decision-making process. Assesses alternative options. Uses judgement to adapt to specific and challenging requirements of the organization.
  • Teamwork: Promotes and enhances team performance through working collaboratively and in cooperation with others to achieve goals. Interacts in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.
  • Technical Knowledge & Continuous Improvement: Possesses a command over the technical and professional skills for a particular discipline. Keeps an open mind. Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying, we would love to hear from you.

Our Package

We offer an attractive package:

  • Salary €53,762.29 – €74,247.39* (Pay increases will be awarded annually subject to satisfactory performance and to the terms of any government pay policies)
  • Dublin city centre location on Luas line
  • 28 days Annual Leave per year
  • Further Education and Training Opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Travel tax saver scheme, Access to Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

*(entry will be at the minimum point and the rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.)

How to Apply

Please send a comprehensive CV (3 pages maximum) highlighting relevant experience. This should be accompanied by a covering letter (2 pages maximum) – telling us what you can bring to the role with reference to the experience, competencies and skills required – to our Careers team at careers@comreg.ie by 5pm 15th October 2021.

Check out the Recruitment section of our Careers website if you have any questions or need further information about the role or the recruitment process – /about/careers/recruitment-faq/

 

Head of Data Strategy & Analytics

We’re looking to recruit a pro-active, experienced senior manager for the role of Head of Data Strategy and Analytics at ComReg.

ComReg Overview

We are the statutory body responsible for regulating electronic communications, postal and premium rate services in Ireland. We are a professional, multi-disciplinary organisation, operating in a dynamic communications sector that is constantly evolving.

Our Mission – at the heart of everything we do – is to facilitate the development of a competitive communications sector in Ireland that attracts investment, encourages innovation and empowers consumers to choose and use communications services with confidence. Our role is to ensure that communications markets operate in the interests of end-users and society.

The Commissioner’s Office

Working cross-organisationally, the Head of Data Strategy and Analytics will be based in the Commissioners’ Office, as part of the Strategy & Economics team. The Strategy & Economics team has the following principal areas of responsibility:

  • The strategic planning process;
  • Research;
  • Data Strategy and Management;
  • Economic advice and professional leadership of economics; and,
  • International activities.

In practice these five distinct roles operate in a complementary and overlapping fashion.

This is an exciting time to join ComReg. The scale and complexity of data required by ComReg to perform its functions is growing. We have just published a medium-term strategy which, among other things, recognises ComReg’s ambition to move the organisation to the next levels of maturity in how it manages and uses data in support of regulatory decision-making. We are looking for someone to lead on strategy development, to champion the deployment of leading-edge techniques and to manage organisational change.

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Strategy & Economics, the principal areas of responsibility of the Head of Data Strategy and Analytics will be as follows:

  • Data Strategy: To develop ComReg’s data strategy allowing progression to the next levels of maturity in the management and use of data in support of regulatory decision-making.
  • Data Policy: To develop and implement data policies, promote the adoption of best practice and effectively manage organisational change.
  • Expertise: To have knowledge and provide advice to business units on data sources and champion the adoption of leading-edge techniques, big data solutions, and tools.
  • Communications: To effectively communicate the status, value, and importance of data to ComReg’s Leadership Team, Senior Managers and staff.

Additionally, the Head of Data Strategy and Analytics will:

  • Manage a programme of training for ComReg staff across the broad spectrum of data-related competency requirements, including in relation to relevant ComReg policies and standards, the use of ComReg Business Intelligence tools, and other data analytics tools.
  • Derive insights from data held by ComReg, including in support of business units, and in particular in support of Research in the Strategy & Economics team.
  • Identify efficiency enhancements in ComReg’s data processes and systems and to support innovative uses of data including “reg tech”.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential experience/knowledge

  • Degree Qualification in Data Analytics, Statistics, Data Science, MIS, Information Management or related areas.
  • 5 years’ experience working at a senior level in an organisation, of developing organisation strategy and demonstrated success driving organisational change.
  • Proven track record in managing the delivery of complex projects, in an individual and team capacity.
  • Experience working with Data Governance and/or Data Management tools.
  • Strong understanding of IT data architecture and database design.
  • Demonstrated experience of one or more Data Analytics or Business Intelligence platforms.
  • Strong communications skills with specific ability to express ideas clearly and concisely – verbally and in writing – with a view to engaging and influencing.

Desirable

  • Postgraduate Qualification in Data Analytics, Statistics, Data Science, MIS, Information Management or related areas of Data Governance or Data Management.
  • Project Management qualification, PRINCE2, PMP or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated consulting skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement system design.
  • Knowledge or exposure to telecommunications, electronic communications services businesses or digital economy firm.
  • Knowledge or exposure to regulatory requirements for data.

Core Competencies & Skills for the Role

In addition to your technical qualifications and experience, you will bring professional competencies and skills in the following core areas:

  • Communicating & Influencing: Communicates clearly, confidently and respectfully. Engages, persuades and convinces others to follow a particular course of action. Ensures all relevant parties are appropriately updated and notified.
  • Analytical & Critical Thinking: Objectively analyses and evaluates information in order to identify patterns between situations that are not obviously related. Develops and clearly articulates solutions to complex problems.
  • Planning & Organising: Establishes and monitors priorities, systematically differentiating between urgent, important and unimportant. Manages activities to deliver results. Meets objectives within predetermined time frames.
  • Technical Knowledge & Continuous Improvement: Possesses a command over the technical and professional skills for a particular discipline. Keeps an open mind. Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Teamwork: Promotes and enhances team performance through working collaboratively and in cooperation with others to achieve goals. Interacts in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.
  • Ownership & Accountability: Applies professional ethical standards. Takes responsibility for work activities and personal actions. Follows through on commitments. Acknowledges mistakes and learns from them. Maintains effective interactions with outsourced service providers.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying, we would love to hear from you.

Our Package

  • Salary €92,132.19* to €103,737.78 (Pay increases will be awarded annually subject to satisfactory performance and to the terms of any government agreements)
  • Dublin city centre location on Luas line
  • 28 days Annual Leave per year
  • Further Education and Training Opportunities
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Travel tax saver scheme, Access to Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

*(entry will be at the minimum point and the rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.)

How to apply

Please send a comprehensive CV together with a one-page cover letter – telling us what you can bring to the role – to our Careers team at careers@comreg.ie by 5pm on 21st October 2021.

Check out the Recruitment section of our Careers website if you have any questions or need further information about the role or the recruitment process – /about/careers/recruitment-faq

 

Senior Legal Advisor, Market Framework

We are looking to recruit a pro-active, experienced lawyer with a keen interest in public/EU law and economic regulation, eager to learn and contribute to ComReg’s Market Framework Division.

Market Framework Division

Market Framework Division’s key role is to manage Ireland’s radio spectrum. Radio frequencies are a valuable and finite natural resource that are used to provide a wide range of important communications services and applications for the benefit of society. The wireless communications sector plays an important role in the Irish economy and accounts for around 17,000 jobs and an estimated contribution of €6.2 billion (3.5%) to Gross National Income.

A key major project currently underway is the proposed Multi-Band Spectrum Award (MBSA), which is working towards awarding spectrum rights of use in a number of important spectrum bands. MBSA is a key infrastructural step in enabling the Irish market to advance its current 4G services and to deliver new 5G services.

Other key functions of the Division include:

  • Investigating radio interference cases and ensuring compliance with wireless telegraphy licences and legislation;
  • Managing approximately 20,000 wireless telegraphy licences, issued to various operators, public bodies, private companies and individuals;
  • Coordinating international aspects of radio spectrum management;
  • Providing internal expertise on technical network issues, measuring the performance of operators’ networks, evaluating operators’ network resilience and reporting network incidents; and
  • Managing the Irish telecommunications numbering scheme.

The Role

The primary role of the Legal Advisor is to assimilate complex legal and factual situations and to provide clear, solution-focused legal advice and services to support major projects and the general functions of the Division, as outlined above. In addition to providing legal advice to staff and to the Commission, the Legal Advisor will also provide briefings to external solicitors and barristers and manage the interface with them.

The Legal Advisor works within a multi-disciplinary team in Market Framework, which includes analysts, industry experts, engineers, economists and other lawyers. The role reports to the Senior Manager, Shared Resources, who manages the Legal and Economist teams in the Market Framework Division.

Role Description

  • Provide clear, concise, practical and strategic legal advice to inform and guide the Division, the Commission and its staff by identifying the key legal issues, the available options, and the associated legal risks;
  • Review key documentation and identify legal weaknesses and/or necessary changes. Review documentation prepared by external consultants, prior to publication;
  • Draft regulatory instruments such as secondary legislation and decision instruments and draft elements of public consultation documents, including regulatory impact assessments;
  • Minimise legal risk by forming a considered view as to whether any proposed regulatory measure is supported by the relevant facts and consistent with applicable law and whether the administrative process leading to the proposed measure was properly conducted;
  • Prepare legal briefs for external lawyers, particularly in the context of potential litigation cases, and manage the ongoing provision of external advice;
  • Provide analysis and input on any proposed National or EU legislation impacting ComReg’s responsibilities;
  • Liaise with legal and other staff in government departments, public bodies and national regulatory authorities as required;
  • Manage litigation as required (both defence and prosecution with a focus on the High Court and Commercial Court); Review affidavits, expert reports and other substantive input for use in the litigation (submissions, motion papers, etc.); and
  • Contribute to organisation-level legal and regulatory policy issues, primarily by participating in cross-Divisional advisor meetings led by ComReg’s General Counsel;

Qualifications and Experience

Essential experience/knowledge

  • Be enrolled and admitted as a Solicitor or Barrister in the State with 6+ years post qualification experience – preferably in the Irish jurisdiction (candidates outside this PQE range are encouraged to apply provided they can demonstrate the necessary experience and competencies);
  • Extensive proven experience of working in top tier legal practice, or advising a sector-specific regulator or similar statutory body, or in-house in the regulated industry sector;
  • A solid understanding of the policies which underpin sector-specific regulation, including market liberalisation, consumer protection and the promotion of competition;
  • Specific qualifications in public administrative law and/or competition law, and/or regulatory law or knowledge or experience in EU, regulatory, competition or public administrative law, (including litigation for/against the State or public bodies, statutory appeal regimes and judicial review);
  • Experience in drafting and/or reviewing all aspects of public consultation papers, regulatory decision instruments, or secondary legislation;
  • Litigation experience, particularly in the High Court or Commercial Court and prosecutions in the District Court; and
  • Proven ability to operate collaboratively at all levels within an organisation providing accurate and timely counsel on a variety of legal topics.

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Proven experience of operating at a management level including briefing senior management.

Core Competencies and Skills for the Role

In addition to your legal qualifications and experience, you will bring professional competencies and skills in the following core areas:

Communicating & Influencing: Communicates clearly, confidently and respectfully. Engages, persuades and convinces others to follow a particular course of action. Ensures all relevant parties are appropriately updated and notified.

Decision Making & Judgement: Effectively builds evidence base to support the decision-making process. Assesses alternative options. Uses judgement to adapt to specific and challenging requirements of the organisation.

Drafting: Uses a logical structure to draft documents. Communicates complex and technical information clearly and concisely. Ensures key messages are understood and have the desired impact on the target audience.

Planning & Organising: Establishes and monitors priorities, systematically differentiating between urgent, important and unimportant. Manages activities to deliver results. Meets objectives within predetermined time frames.

Teamwork: Promotes and enhances team performance through working collaboratively and in cooperation with others to achieve goals.  Interacts in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying, we would love to hear from you.

Our Package

  • Salary €74,501.48* to €93,141.14 (Pay increases will be awarded annually subject to satisfactory performance and to the terms of the any government agreements)
  • Dublin city centre location on Luas line (currently fully remote due to COVID-19)
  • 28 days Annual Leave per year
  • Further Education and Training Opportunities
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Travel tax saver scheme, Access to Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

*all new entrants will join the organisation at the bottom of the pay scale.

How to Apply

Please send a comprehensive CV together with a one page cover letter – telling us what you can bring to the role – to our Careers team at careers@comreg.ie by 5pm 22nd October.

Check out the Recruitment section of our Careers website if you have any questions or need further information about the role or the recruitment process – /about/careers/recruitment-faq