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Competition & Markets Authority

Darlington, United Kingdom

Application Deadline
£53,527 - £60,599

Location: Darlington

Salary: £53,527 - £60,599 pa

Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible

Contract: Permanent

The Competition and Markets Authority is undergoing an exciting expansion and increasing its presence with the establishment and creation of new offices and a Microeconomics Unit in Darlington.

As a result of this expansion, we are seeking experienced Economic Advisers to play a key role working across the full range of projects that the Microeconomics Unit carries out.

About the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA)

The CMA is the UK’s National Competition Authority and an independent non-ministerial department.

The recent increase in our workload after EU Exit and the establishment of our new functions means that the economics group at the CMA will continue to grow over the next few years.

The role

Joining a thriving and growing economics group of around 130 economists, econometricians, data scientists and statisticians, you will be responsible for carrying out and/or supervising economic analysis relevant to a variety of projects.

This will include identifying key economic issues and concerns, designing and conducting analysis, drawing conclusions and presenting them to colleagues and decision makers.

The main projects that you will be working on initially with the Microeconomics Unit will include:

  • The annual State of UK Competition report
  • Research into supply-side reforms aimed at improving UK productivity
  • The annual Positive Impact report
  • The CMA’s ongoing programme of ex post studies into past competition policy interventions

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Assistant Director of Economics to determine key areas for investigation and the economic analysis required to assess them
  • Planning and managing the delivery of economic analysis on projects or workstreams
  • Ensuring that economic analysis is delivered to a high standard
  • Ensuring that stakeholders are kept abreast of relevant analysis

To be considered for this position, you will require:

  • A post-graduate degree, ideally, or at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree in economics with a strong microeconomics and/or quantitative focus
  • Practical work experience in the economic analysis of markets or applied microeconomics
  • Experience of the design, development, management and timely delivery of economic analysis to tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to communicate and present technical and complex economic analysis to non-technical audiences, both orally and in writing

The CMA prides itself on being a great place to work and strives to ensure that staff can grow and develop their skills. As well as being in a hugely rewarding, diverse and stimulating environment, you will have an opportunity to work for the public good whilst stretching and developing yourself in doing so.

We offer generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, 25 days leave (increasing to 30 days over five years) and generous maternity/paternity leave provision, plus interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and favourable consideration of flexible working.

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

Closing date for completed applications: 11.55pm Monday 6th June 2022.

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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