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 telecommunications environment 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.
ComReg’s Wholesale Division is responsible for the regulation of certain wholesale electronic communications markets (fixed/mobile telecommunications, broadcasting transmission) in Ireland. The Wholesale Compliance and Governance 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 and competition law breaches by telecommunication companies. Investigations and monitoring activities are supported by enforcement. Regulatory and competition law 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.
A vacancy has arisen for a Compliance Analyst in the Wholesale Compliance and Governance team within the ComReg Wholesale Division.
The post reports to the Wholesale Compliance Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following;
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.
Third level qualification in economics, law, or engineering.
Proven experience in a role requiring the evaluation and analysis of regulatory issues or; investigating or enforcing regulatory compliance and competition law.
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.
Experience and understanding of the Telecommunications sector or regulation 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.
In addition to your technical qualifications and experience, you will bring professional competencies and skills in the following core areas:
We are offering an attractive package:
*(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.)
Please Note (1)
We hope that our recruitment process supports applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We understand that having a diverse workforce contributes to making us stronger as an organisation. We are committed to positively supporting candidates with disabilities.
Please let us know if there is any reasonable accommodations we can make to enable you to take part in the process by creating the environment to give you the best opportunity to show your strengths and competencies. Rest assured that whatever information you disclose will only be used to enable us to provide the necessary support and will never have a bearing on the outcome of the process.
Please Note (2)
ComReg assesses all applicants fairly based on the requirements for the role. Due to the high volume of applications we receive for positions, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you are short-listed for interview, and are subsequently unsuccessful, you can request verbal feedback from your recruitment contact – if you are represented by an agency.