Deputy Chief Economic Adviser

  • Competition and Markets Authority
  • London, UK
  • Public Sector
  • 15 hours remaining

Permanent | Salary: £125,000 – £130,000

London | Ref: 1578583

We are currently looking for a Deputy Chief Economic Adviser to work as a key member of the Chief Economic Adviser’s (CEA) leadership team.

The Deputy Chief Economic Adviser will support the Chief Economic Adviser in leading the economists, statisticians and econometricians (the “economics profession”) at the CMA and being responsible for the quality of economic work carried out by the CMA.  They will also be involved in expanding the size of the economics profession in response to any increased caseload brought about by the UK’s exit from the EU.

Along with the CEA, you will be responsible for leading, monitoring and developing staff operating in the economics profession.  You will provide economic leadership on complex and important merger, markets and enforcement cases and will help ensure that the economic work carried out by the CMA is of consistently high quality.

To succeed in this role, you will be an excellent senior level competition economist with commensurate academic and professional qualifications and experience. You will have an outstanding track record of providing high quality economic advice on complex cases, studies and enquiries, and an in-depth knowledge of competition and regulatory economics and current issues in the field.

If you are a strong leader, able to inspire, motivate and build capability across your team; if you have been able to deliver consistently high performance within a complex and fast-changing environment; and if you are comfortable working under extensive external scrutiny then this could be the role for you.

All CMA staff enjoy generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days over five years), favourable consideration of flexible working, generous maternity / paternity provision and interest-free season ticket loans or cycle to work scheme.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is here to make sure competition works in UK consumers’ favour and businesses treat their customers fairly. What we do really matters and makes a difference to people’s lives.

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

For further information about the role and how to apply please click here or contact Catherine Young at

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 22 April 2018.

The selection process will be overseen by the Civil Service Commission. More detailed information can be found at on the Civil Service Commission website:

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