Director of Economics

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Competition & Markets Authority

London or Edinburgh

Application Deadline
£91,754 – £105,000

Salary: £91,754 – £105,000 plus benefits

Location: London or Edinburgh

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible

In an increasingly digitalised world and with the UK's exit from the EU, the CMA has an exciting and challenging agenda making it a particularly interesting place for economists to define their careers. We are taking on more diverse and complex international mergers and antitrust cases; have been appointed a new function as the Office of Internal Markets; and have been tasked by the government to set up a Digital Markets Unit. As a result, the CMA is growing significantly, and we are looking for up to three Directors to join the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser.

Economic Directors will play a pivotal role in achieving the CMA’s mission in making markets work well in the interests of consumers, businesses and the economy by bringing leadership and vision to the economist team. They will ensure the delivery of high-quality economic analysis across the CMA’s case work, working closely and collaboratively with project teams.

They will also play a key role in developing and expanding our team, including through increasing our outreach in the Devolved Nations. We are therefore keen for one of the successful candidates to be located in Scotland.

If you are an economist with significant casework experience in enforcement, merger review or market studies and investigations, or significant experience in applying empirical Industrial Organisation, and strong experience of leading and motivating professional teams, and if you want to work in a fast-changing and challenging environment doing important work in the public interest, then this could be the ideal role for you.

The CMA is a hugely rewarding, diverse and stimulating place to work – an opportunity to work for the public good and to stretch and develop yourself in doing so. 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, and favourable consideration of flexible working.

The CMA are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. It is a priority to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnically diverse people, people with a disability, and people with diverse gender identities.

The CMA may require you to work from home to continue delivering our objectives during the COVID-19 pandemic period. Any remote or home working arrangement is temporary only and does not constitute a permanent change to your designated place of work or working conditions.

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

Closing date: 11:55pm on 1 March 2021.

The CMA is an accredited Disability Confident Employer and are Stonewall Diversity Champions. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds and 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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