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Policy and Stakeholder Relations Manager

Date: 15-Nov-2021

Location: Oxford, GB, OX4 4DQ

Company: Nominet

WHAT DRIVES US...

Maybe you know us, maybe you do not. Even though you probably use our services every day. So, we would like to share more about what we do at Nominet, and why we do it, so that you can help us to build the right team.

We're proudly at the heart of the UK's critical internet infrastructure. Leading the charge in cyber security, as we explore and pioneer new tech.

We do this to enable connectivity, inclusivity, and security for our world - and create a vibrant digital future.

That is what drives us - and the kind of people we want to work with.

 

PERKS

Competitive salary depending on experience, plus excellent benefits including a 10-20% bonus, 30 days holiday allowance, flexible working hours, healthcare, pension scheme, life assurance, wellbeing allowance, flex benefits 

 

About our role

Imagine working for one of the internet’s biggest and most influential names; for a company built on innovation, collaboration and social responsibility. You’ve just imagined working for Nominet.
 

As Policy & Stakeholder Relations Manager you’ll be a connector, adept at building strong collaborative relationships with relevant industry organisations and representatives. You’ll manage Nominet’s external relationships for.UK to share our responsible registry initiatives and seek input from a variety of stakeholders and act as a first point of contact for external and internal policy queries.
 

But there’s a whole lot more to this role too.

  • Convene UK law enforcement stakeholders to share knowledge and collaborate to maintain our zero tolerance approach to criminal activity.
    Bring external views into the business to influence decision making on .UK policies and processes.
    Act as a first point of contact for external and internal policy queries.
    Refresh the drafting of our existing policies to modernise and clarify the content.
  • Act as the policy point of contact for the .UK Registry Advisory Council – a forum of Nominet members who have been elected to provide advice on policies, processes, and other issues.
  • Work with senior management and cross functional teams to ensure policies are fit for purpose. When appropriate, run external facing public consultations to facilitate policy change discussions and liaise with internal teams to implement changes.
  • Provide policy expertise for public communications on policies and registry activity, e.g., transparency reporting, blogs, press releases.
  • Work with corporate affairs to horizon scan public policy discussions and regulatory developments that impact Nominet’s interests.
  • Represent Nominet at external forums as appropriate, for example, in domain industry forums, or public policy discussions (e.g. IWF, IP Crime Group, ICANN, CENTR, I&J). 
  • Chair the UK Internet Governance Forum multi-stakeholder steering committee and manage the secretariate to deliver a high-quality UK IGF relevant to national policy issues and ensure connections to the UN IGF
  • Track parallel policy processes within the domain name industry, including core domain name registration lifecycles and policies, to disseminate this wider industry perspective internally within Nominet

 

What you’ll get

Competitive salary depending on experience, plus excellent benefits including a 10% bonus, 30 days holiday allowance, hybrid working, healthcare, pension scheme, life assurance, wellbeing allowance, and a load of flexible benefits that you can tune into that suit your life and situation.
 

Your skills & experience

Aside from being a savvy communicator who will work effectively as ‘part of the Company team,’ communicating positively at all levels both internally and externally. You’ll be a self-starter and able to manage your own workload but equally will recognise areas where support is required across the wider team.
 

What else?

  • Experience formulating and drafting policies and running consultations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – ability to clearly communicate complex topics and technical concepts in written policy documents and communications, as well as through presentations or workshops
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Excellent people skills and ability to build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to build consensus around a decision or clearly set out options, consequences, and recommendations if no single path can be identified as preferrable
  • Ability to cope well with uncertainty and tenacity to drive work forward in a pragmatic manner
  • Strong understanding of the wider public policy context in which Nominet operates and ability to understand the impact of internal decisions on the bigger picture
  • Sound judgement and decision-making skills on public interest issues
  • An understanding/interest in the wider regulatory environment in which Nominet operates and the international dimension domain registration
  • Interest and excitement in digital policy issues and desire to work in the public interest
  • Domain industry experience is useful but not essential as long as you have a strong desire to learn and the willingness to ask questions

 

About us
The Nominet name may not be familiar, so here’s a bit about us. We’ve been running the UK’s national internet namespace for a quarter of a century, sitting proudly at the heart of critical digital infrastructure. Such a responsibility requires world-leading cyber security and we’ve gained a reputation for our innovative new security solutions, protecting our own systems and beyond.

Nominet designs, builds, and operates DNS solutions to protect digital economies at scale. Our Protective DNS Solution disrupts cyber-attacks, offering situational awareness and automated protection across essential public services, supply chains and infrastructure.

We do this to enable connectivity, inclusivity, and security for our world - and create a vibrant digital future. That is what drives us - and the kind of people we want to work with.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

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