Programme Manager - Telecoms and Net Zero

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Job Title: Programme Manager - Telecoms and Net Zero

Location: London / Hybrid

Salary: £32,000 - £44,000 per annum based upon experience plus discretionary bonus and comprehensive benefits

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

A unique position is now available to work jointly across the techUK Telecoms and Climate Programmes, to look at how to deliver digital infrastructure rollout, as well as accelerate the adoption of 'clean tech'.

techUK Overview:

techUK is the trade association for the UK tech sector with over 1000 members. techUK creates a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government and stakeholders to provide a better future for people, society, the economy and the planet. Our main job is to help members understand emerging trends in the tech sector, represent their views to government and policy makers and to help them understand and overcome their challenges.

Overview of techUK's Telecoms and Net Zero Programmes:

Communications Infrastructure and Services:

The Programme convenes the widest cross-section of the telecoms ecosystem in the UK, from major operators and platforms, to vendors, infrastructure builders and service providers. Our members are the collective voice for telecoms policy for the UK, and we seek to maximise the benefits of advanced connectivity in our economy and society, explore the future of telecoms and the innovation shaping this critical infrastructure, and maintain confidence in the security and resilience of our networks.

techUK Climate, Environment and Sustainability Programme:

The techUK Climate, Environment and Sustainability Programme exists to help the tech sector become more sustainable, and to help other sectors become more sustainable through the use of digital technology.

Role purpose:

This role is split 50/50 between our Telecoms Programme and our Climate, Environment and Sustainability Programme.

Telecoms: Communications Infrastructure (50% of the time):

  • Lead on telecoms infrastructure deployment and uptake. The role includes policy and regulatory development that aims to remove barriers to rollout and supports innovation opportunities, as well as market engagement. Works in collaboration with our Nations and Regions Programme
  • Stakeholder management with central and local government on telecoms infrastructure deployment and uptake
  • Horizon scanning key priority areas for telecoms infrastructure, including energy efficiency and climate resilience of networks, along with future innovation such as AI adoption

Net zero and infrastructure (50% of the time):

  • Support our work on climate policy, including how the tech sector is impacted by climate regulations and how policy and regulation can best help the UK benefit from digital technologies
  • Lead work on key pillars for a net zero economy; including the intersection between digital and green skills and net zero infrastructure (such as EV infrastructure), including power generation, transport, buildings, and industries that make up more than 60% of GHG emissions
  • Lead project on the use of digital tech to decarbonise heavy emitting sectors
  • Support the Climate Council focuses on green digital skills, resilience and adaptation to climate risk and the development of a net zero plan for the tech sector

Key Responsibilities:

  • Convene member meetings and keeping them informed (in writing and in calls/webinars/workshops) of important government and policy announcements.
  • Write reports, briefings and articles for external consumption on both programme policy areas.
  • Providing secretariat support to working groups and cross-industry fora. This includes managing records of meetings, blog writing, database management and receiving and handling inbound queries from members and stakeholders.
  • Leading on the response to government/parliamentary/regulator consultations and holding member roundtables with stakeholders to ensure members are heard on policy debates.
  • Represent techUK and members at government and regulatory meetings and deputise for other techUK staff at external events.
  • Inputting into wider techUK work (for example on international trade, skills, digital policy) across digital infrastructure and Net Zero.
  • Supporting the recruitment and retention of members.
  • Supporting the design and execution of campaigns /thought leadership.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise:

Essential Knowledge and Experience:

  • External / public affairs experience, ideally in tech, telecoms or infrastructure sectors such as energy, water, transport
  • An understanding of how politics and business inter-relate, and how policy can be shaped via trade associations
  • Experience in dealing with regulators and policy makers
  • Experience in managing events, meetings, and can help deliver external communications
  • Experience in writing high-impact reports and written communications to support public affairs and regulatory campaigns

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK prior to the commencement of employment.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV for this role.

Candidates with experience of; Programme Management, Policy Manager, Public Affairs, Technology Programme Manager, Technology Policy Manager, Telecoms Project Manager, Telecoms Programme Manager, ICT Programme Manager, Public Sector Programme Manager, Net Zero Programme Manager, Net Zero Projects may also be considered for this role.

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