Assistant Directors - Antitrust and Cartels

Organisation
Competition and Markets Authority
Reference
VAC-13041
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Competition
Location
London or Edinburgh
Salary
£67,584 - £77,300 per annum
PQE
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Due to an exciting phase of growth, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are recruiting several Assistant Directors and Principal Case Officers to join our Antitrust and Cartels enforcement teams.

Job Description

We’re keen to talk to lawyers as well as people with broader experience of delivering complex investigations.

The CMA is the UK’s government body established to promote fair competition, within and outside the UK, to support economic growth and protect the best interests of consumers and businesses. We work across all sectors of the UK economy and your work with us will make a real and positive difference to society. 

Our Antitrust and Cartels enforcement teams uncover and investigate suspected infringements of competition law, including hardcore cartel activity, anti-competitive agreements and abuses of dominant positions. We are currently expanding these teams to help us meet the opportunities and challenges posed by the UK’s exit from the EU, including by building our capacity to take on more, bigger and more complex investigations. You may also have the opportunity work in other areas including; consumer enforcement, market studies, market investigations, merger investigations, and regulatory appeals.

As an Assistant Director, you will work closely with a Director to set the direction and strategy for a competition investigation and to ensure it is successfully delivered and can stand up to the highest levels of scrutiny. You will lead, motivate and manage a multi-disciplinary case team, including setting priorities and deadlines, fostering effective team working and ensuring that decisions on the investigation are founded on well-reasoned and evidence-based analysis.

You will need strong analytical and drafting skills to shape and present the CMA’s cases and the ability to handle engagement internally and with parties under investigation. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, economists, delivery professionals and other specialists, so we are looking for excellent team players.  

Applicants must have a proven track record of working: in a delivery role in competition consumer, economic regulation or a related policy field, or as a competition lawyer or economist, or as a lawyer, litigator, investigator or adviser with experience of delivering complex cases.  

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, our employee wellbeing programme and favourable consideration of flexible working.

Applications are welcome from candidates who wish to be based within either our London or Scotland offices.

Please note that we are also separately advertising for G7 Principal Case Officers. We would encourage you to review the job descriptions for both levels; please submit an application for the campaign(s) you would like to be considered for.

We will be holding the following open-house events and we invite anyone interested in applying for one of our vacancies to attend to find out more about the CMA’s Enforcement work, its work and our staff:

Venue: CMA, Victoria House (2nd floor), Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AD

Date and Time: Wednesday 10 October 6.30 – 8.30 pm (Registration 5.30 – 6.00pm). To attend this event please click here.


Venue: CMA, 1 Lochrin Square, 92 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA

Date and Time: Monday 1 October 6.00 – 8.00 pm (Registration 5.30 – 6.00pm). To attend this event please click here.


For full details about this role and the benefits of working at the CMA, please click on the apply button below.

Closing date: 11:59pm on 29 October 2018.

The CMA are an equal opportunities employer and we recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.