Salary: £94,339 - £107,900 per annum
Location: Belfast / Cardiff / Darlington / Edinburgh / London / Manchester
Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible
Are you an economist, with significant experience of competition work? Are you capable of leading and motivating a team of economics professionals? If so, an exciting opportunity for an Economics Director exist within the Competition & Markets Authority's (CMA) Office of the Chief Economic Adviser (OCEA). If you want to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment undertaking important work in the public interest, then this could be the ideal role for you.
About the CMA
We help people, businesses, and the UK economy by promoting competitive markets and tackling unfair behaviour. Our work is wide ranging, ambitious and often new and challenging.
What you will do
As a senior member of the Chief Economic Adviser’s leadership team, you will provide key strategic direction, advice and quality assurance that ensures the delivery of high-quality economic analysis across the CMA’s case work.
You will bring exceptional leadership and vision to the Economics Team, fostering a culture of economics that facilitates teamwork, information sharing, ideas and analytical support amongst the team. Additionally, you will share responsibility for managing and developing our economists, improving staff capability through recruitment, coaching, mentoring and management.
This is a varied and rewarding role, which offers the chance to work across the full range of projects the CMA undertakes, including investigations into mergers and markets, competition and consumer enforcement cases, regulatory appeals, digital markets unit work, and monitoring of the functioning of the Internal Market and subsidy advice.
What you will need
You will need a post-graduate degree or doctorate in economics, as well as excellent knowledge and experience of competition economics. An understanding of current competition, consumer and regulatory issues is also essential.
You will exhibit a strong track record of providing high quality economic advice across relevant cases, studies and enquiries, as well as senior level experience of leading and delivering complex projects involving technical economic analysis.
You will possess strong communication, leadership and teamworking skills, with a demonstrable ability to manage and develop high-calibre economists and work effectively with other professional groups.
What we can offer you
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 with an average employer contribution of 27%, 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 our extensive flexible working options.
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Closing date: 11:55pm on Monday 2nd October 2023.Like many other organisations, we 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. We work at least 40% of our time from our office locations across the UK.
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.