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Vacancy - Policy & External Relations Manager

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The Mobile Operators Association is seeking a new Policy & External Relations Manager to run the association’s policy and public affairs programmes, to provide the secretariat to certain MOA committees, and to manage our UK-wide relations with policy-makers, and with other stakeholders in industry and civil society.

You will: be a graduate; have a sound understanding of the policy-making process; be diplomatic and collegiate in working style; have excellent advocacy, writing, and communication skills; have good crisis management skills; and be comfortable in dealing with interconnected and complex issues and stakeholders. It would also be helpful for you to have an understanding of the planning system; to have some experience of working with or in a membership organisation, and to have experience of risk communication.

This is a permanent, full-time role. There is some flexibility as to location, as MOA staff work mainly from home, but you will be required to attend regular meetings at our central London offices. Please indicate your current package when applying.  

 For a full job description and to apply, please contact:

John Cooke, Executive Director, Mobile Operators Association, at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


61% of UK adults access the internet from mobiles

Mobile phones cannot work without a network of base stations (masts). There are approximately 52,500 base station sites (excluding microcells) in the UK. Only a third of these are large, free standing masts. A YouGov survey for MOA (Sept 2014) showed that nearly 8 out of 10 people recognise the link between masts and good mobile coverage. Mobile telecommunications are vital for the UK’s economic competitiveness and in promoting social inclusion. There are now 89.9 million mobile subscriptions in the UK. In Q1 2015 61 per cent of UK adults used their mobile phones for internet access. Tablet ownership is 54% of UK households.

No Established Health Effects

Mobile phones operate by using radio waves, similar to those that have been widely used for decades, for example in radio, TV and radar signals. A large number of studies over the last two decades have found no clear evidence of adverse health effects from the use of mobile phones or from phone masts.