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Opportunities At The CMA

The Competition and Markets Authority is currently recruiting a number of posts across the organisation

Published on 24 April 2014

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by Competition and Markets Authority


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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the successor body to the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading. This new organisation will build on the existing work of the UK competition authorities to promote competition, within and outside the UK. Our mission is to make markets work well in the interests of consumers, businesses and the economy. Our ambition is to be a world-leading competition and consumer agency.

Our work is both complex and compelling, with the potential to impact on the lives of everyone in the UK - and for those who join us at this formative time it offers a uniquely exciting professional opportunity.You can see these and all current CMA vacancies, with full details of how to apply, on Civil Service Jobs

The CMA is currently recruiting:

  • Principal Case Officers – Mergers, to contribute to the delivery of high quality analysis, decisions, reports and policy by providing legal advice to project teams, members of the Office of the General Counsel and others in connection with the CMA’s merger, markets and sector regulation work as well as its competition law enforcement cases. Your focus will be primarily on mergers, covering both Phase 1 and Phase 2 investigations with the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of projects across the CMA.
  • Assistant Directors and Policy Advisers – Competition and Markets Policy, to provide high quality policy support across the CMA on competition and markets issues arising in relation to case and project work and seek to influence the future direction of the UK and EU legislative framework affecting competition, through external engagement with government, the European Commission and other public bodies.
  • Assistant Directors and Legal Advisers, Project Resource Group, to help ensure that decisions taken by the CMA are legally robust and that case teams are aware of legal and legal policy risks. Support the CMA General Counsel and colleagues across the organisation in connection with the CMA’s case and policy work.
  • A Litigation Lawyer to support the CMA General Counsel and Director of Litigation in the efficient conduct of competition, consumer protection and/or other litigation on behalf of the CMA.
  • A Head of Legal Know-How to lead a team to set up and develop effective know how sharing systems within the CMA to provide CMA staff and panel members with up to date know how to assist them to deliver their objectives.
  • Principal Case Officers – Cartels, to participate in and provide guidance on investigations into cartel behaviour under the CA98 / Article 101 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union including where appropriate director disqualification proceedings under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
  • Assistant Directors – Cartel Enforcement. The Cartels and Criminal Group (CCG) investigates potential cartel activity using both civil and criminal law powers including where appropriate, issuing decisions and imposing penalties under the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and conducting criminal prosecutions under the Enterprise Act 2002 (EA02).

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Posted 2014-04-24 09:37:00