Ofcom is opening a new office in Warrington, north west England, later this year with plans to move its Consumer Contact Team and Spectrum Licensing departments there.
The UK broadcast regulator claims its Spectrum Licensing Department processes around 100,000 applications a year for permission to use radio spectrum for TV, radio and mobile services.
Meanwhile, it says its Consumer Contact Team handles around 70,000 enquiries every year, offering advice to consumers on a variety of issues – including complaints about TV programmes or advice on mobile phone and broadband services.
“We’re excited about moving Ofcom’s important consumer facing teams to a fantastic office space in Warrington. Jobs are now being advertised and we welcome applications from local people,” said Ofcom director James Thickett, who is managing the Warrington move.
Ofcom said the new office will bring around 50 jobs to the area.