Assistant Economic Policy Adviser

Organisation
The Competition & Markets Authority
Locations

Belfast, Cardiff, London, Manchester and Edinburgh

Application Deadline
Salary
£33,119 - £37,209

Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible

Contract: Permanent

Location: Belfast, Cardiff, London, Manchester and Edinburgh

Salary: £33,119 - £37,209 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your knowledge of economics and markets, working with experts at the forefront of policy development and economic analysis for a world leading organisation that is passionate about protecting consumers and keeping markets competitive.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are looking for an Assistant Economic Policy Adviser to join the Advocacy, Nations and External Relations team. The Advocacy, Nations and External Relations team is the CMA’s centre for stakeholder engagement, providing advice to governments and devolved administrations on how to harness competition and promote the interests of consumers.

As Assistant Economic Policy Adviser, you will support the team with the provision of analytically robust advice on the effects of government policy on competition, consumers and markets. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and tracking policy developments in areas where government action stands to affect competition and consumers
  • Conducting research of markets where government policies stand to affect consumers and competition
  • Assisting in the delivery of economic analysis, advice, and support to the government
  • Promoting awareness among government officials and representatives on how they can affect competition and consumer outcomes (e.g. through training, published guidance etc.)
  • Developing networks with officials and wider stakeholders to help build awareness in government of the CMA’s work

To be considered for this role, you will need an undergraduate degree (with the successful completion of at least 50% of modules in economics) or a master’s in economics; or equivalent professional experience.

You will also need strong knowledge of economic concepts, and an understanding of how they can be applied to policy making, as well as an understanding of government policy priorities, and the processes by which policy and law is made and implemented and how it can affect market outcomes.

The ability to acquire, at speed, knowledge of unfamiliar markets or policy areas, communicate complex material to a range of audiences, and build effective relationships with colleagues and senior decision makers is equally important.

In return the CMA is a hugely diverse, rewarding and stimulating place to work – an opportunity to work for the public good and to stretch and develop yourself in doing so. We offer generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, at least 25 days leave (increasing to 30 over five years), and generous maternity/paternity leave provision. You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, our employee assistance programme and flexible working options.

To find out more about this opportunity and about working for the CMA, please click on the APPLY button.

Closing date for applications: 11:55 pm on Monday 6th February 2023.

The CMA, like many other organisations, operate a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working. We believe this supports us to deliver our best work while allowing the flexibility to maintain balanced and healthy lives. Our staff work at least 50% of their time from their office location.

The CMA are an accredited Disability Confident Employer, and we are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.


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