Principal Digital Markets Adviser

The Competition & Markets Authority

Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Manchester / Hybrid

Application Deadline
£55,133 - £62,417

Location: Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Manchester / Hybrid

Salary: £55,133 - £62,417 per annum

Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible

Contract: Permanent

The CMA's newly created Digital Markets Unit (DMU) will offer unrivalled opportunities for suitable candidates with transferable skills, including but not limited to experience working in digital markets or using data and technology, or research, policy, government, regulatory, economics or legal skills.

The Digital Markets Unit will regulate and exercise jurisdiction over the most powerful digital corporations. The work will be high profile, compelling and will make a significant impact to millions of people and our relationships with the digital world.

As a Principal Digital Markets Adviser, you will lead workstreams within the newly established Programme Office within the Digital Markets Unit, providing project management support to plan timelines and track milestones, identifying and managing risks and supporting contributions to wider CMA governance fora. You will be working as part of a team to establish a world-leading digital markets regime that supports competition and innovation, for the benefit of consumers.

Duties could include managing team members whilst developing policies, guidance, and legislative frameworks for the new digital markets regime. You will conduct research in key digital sectors, support horizon scanning and market insights, engage stakeholders, lead project management efforts, and collaborate with regulators domestically and internationally. A track record in delivering successful outcomes as part of a multi-disciplinary team and experience in building relationships with internal and external stakeholders will be key to succeed in this role.

Life at the CMA

Your personal and professional growth is a priority. Whilst working on interesting and varied cases we will support your career advancement through qualifications, mentoring, coaching, and a formal learning programme that covers a wide range of skills. There is a strong emphasis in team collaboration, learning through sharing insights and experiences.

Working at the CMA offers a tremendously diverse, rewarding, and stimulating environment. It is an opportunity to contribute to the public good while challenging and developing yourself along the way. We provide generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, a minimum of 25 days of annual leave (which increases to 30 over five years), and extensive maternity/paternity leave provisions. In addition, we offer benefits such as interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, an employee assistance programme, and a favourable consideration for flexible working.

For further information about the role criteria, life at the CMA and to apply please click on the apply button.

Closing date for applications: 23.55 on Wednesday, 14 June 2023.

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.

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