Assistant Economist

Competition and Markets Authority

London

31,363 - £36,126

Location: London

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Economics is at the heart of the Competition and Markets Authority’s work. We have an exciting opportunity which calls for an enthusiastic Economist who is keen to work on large-scale investigations with a team of exceptional practitioners. The interests of the consumer are at the core of all the CMA activities.

In this role, you will join a strong community of Economists, working in a collaborative, collegiate atmosphere. We are an international team; our Economists have a range of backgrounds and nationalities. You will have the opportunity to work on diverse cases across the full range of projects the CMA undertakes, including mergers and markets, competition and consumer enforcement cases, and regulatory appeals. Recent cases include: Tesco/Booker merger; market studies of care homes and digital comparison tools; and Phenytoin CA98 case. You will work in small, dedicated teams undertaking economic analysis to assess competitive effects in markets and you will also be expected to contribute to the intellectual development of the team of professional Economists.

Successful candidates will have gained a relevant qualification or be expecting to graduate this summer.

These roles offer real scope for professional development and will suit individuals who are driven yet enjoy working in a collegiate, professional team. You will be ideally placed to identify and benefit from opportunities for career progression across the organisation and you will discover a working environment where there is real emphasis on working together to deliver to the very highest standards.

We will provide a range of opportunities to develop your economic expertise including training courses, lunchtime seminars and discussion groups on economics topics. We will also support and encourage you to develop your wider skills – including communications, drafting, management skills and project management.

All CMA staff enjoy 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, childcare vouchers, our employee wellbeing programme and favourable consideration of flexible working.

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

The first sift will be 8th – 10th January with interviews scheduled for w/c 21 January 2019 Candidate applications received before 23:59 on 7th January at 23.59 will be included in the first sift.

There will be a second sift 6th – 13th February with interviews scheduled for w/c 28th February 2019.

The advert will remain open for applications until 23:59 on 4th February 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds.


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