Advertising Standards Authority

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Job Description

Start date: ASAP

The Advertising Standards Authority is the independent, self-regulatory body for advertising in the UK and works to ensure that advertisements are legal, decent, honest and truthful. Our work includes acting on and investigating complaints as well as proactively monitoring and taking action against misleading, harmful or offensive advertisements and marketing communications.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic Compliance Executive to help enforce ASA decisions and ensure that advertisers operate on a level playing field. Working in a fast-moving media, regulatory and political landscape, you will be a highly motivated individual, comfortable working in a diverse and challenging role involving compliance and enforcement work. 

As well as enforcing decisions you will proactively monitor ads across different sectors and media to make sure standards are being maintained. When ads are found that clearly break the rules you will seek assurances that the ads are withdrawn or amended, as well as providing advice and guidance to help advertisers stick to the rules. In the event of non-compliance, you will apply the appropriate sanctions and, if necessary, manage referrals to our legal backstops. 

If an ASA ruling (a judgment, following investigation, on whether an ad breaks the advertising rules) has consequences for a whole sector, you will ensure that businesses are all playing by the same rules by contacting all advertisers in that sector to advise them of the changes they need to make to their advertising claims.  You will also undertake project work developing and evolving self-regulation of the advertising industry, as well as promoting the benefits of advertising self-regulation in external meetings, seminars and presentations.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate your ability to learn quickly, work autonomously and find creative solutions to work related challenges. You must have an ability to collaborate effectively and develop strong relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and those we regulate alike. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.

How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this role please visit our website to review the job description and complete the online questions outlining how you meet the requirements of the role and how you can contribute to the success of the Compliance Team. 

Closing date: 23:59 on 11 Dec 2019 

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