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What you’ll be doing...

As a member of the European Regulatory & Government Affairs team, and reporting to the UK Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs, you will work on a very wide range of regulatory government and public policy issues in the UK and Ireland. In addition you will become a European-level subject matter expert in one or more specific areas of key importance for the business, leading those areas on behalf of the European team.

You will ensure that the UK and Ireland business is fully compliant with all of the regulatory obligations, both existing requirements and new ones that may arise. You will also frequently interact with a range of external bodies, including regulators government bodies and trade associations to represent and advocate for Verizon’s interests and shape the optimum regulatory and policy environment for the business to grow.

The role is based in London.

  • Monitoring in-country legislative, regulatory and public policy developments, interpreting their impact on Verizon and communicating to relevant stakeholders.
  • Reacting to a wide range of questionnaires consultations and requests for information issued by regulators and government bodies.
  • Reviewing new regulatory obligations and driving changes in products and processes if necessary from a compliance point of view.
  • Communicating with national regulators and other government bodies about Verizon’s views on policy and regulatory initiatives.
  • Coordinating on any of the above with different internal Verizon teams across the globe.

What we’re looking for...

You are passionate and knowledgeable about regulation and policy trends in the digital and telecommunications sectors. You are curious, a quick learner and able to navigate complex problems to distil key implications and actions for a company like Verizon. We need someone that is proactive, likes to take the initiative and is able to juggle multiple projects, prioritise effectively and work efficiently under pressure. A “can-do” attitude is essential. Finally, you must be confident in communicating and presenting effectively both verbally and in writing across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, often to senior levels.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor'sdegree, ideally in a related subject such as law or economics or relevant work experience.
  • Experience handling regulatory, public policy and government matters and in interacting with national regulators or other government stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal.
  • Willingness and ability to work on a wide variety of issues.

Even better if you have:

  • A second European language, in particular French Spanish and/or Italian
  • A working knowledge of the wayleave system in the UK.
  • Excellent team player qualities.
  • Ability to quickly learn and to assess new and complex matters and produce high quality advice.
  • A keen interest in working in a big multinational US-headquartered company.
  • A UK legal qualification.

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