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Want to have a career that helps make markets work well? Interested in developing policy that helps consumers? Want to play a part in the big competition and consumer challenges at national and international level? Come and join the growing Policy and International team of the world-leading Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

As a Principal Policy Advisor, you will work as part of a team to develop and deliver practical policy options that promote competition, both within and outside the United Kingdom, for the benefit of consumers.

Working in a collegiate manner, you will provide support to teams across the organisation, providing high quality policy advice and contributing to effective, joined-up and timely delivery of work.

To be considered for this key role you will need to evidence in your application:

  • Proven ability to develop policy, drawing on analysis of a wide range of data;
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly;
  • Ability to create effective working relationships internally at all levels, and externally with stakeholders, both domestically and internationally;
  • Ability to deliver projects successfully working with multi-disciplinary teams and deliver results within challenging timescales.

We are looking for people from a diverse range of analytical, research, policy, government, regulatory, economics, and legal backgrounds.

There will be substantial opportunities to influence how the CMA and others think about markets ranging from the digital economy, to EU Exit, and reforming our approach.

Joining the CMA is an opportunity to use your skills for the public good, helping an organisation passionate about protecting consumers and keeping markets competitive.

We offer 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.

To Apply

For full details about this role and the benefits of working at the CMA, please click on the apply button. When applying, please clearly state that you saw the role through the PubAffairs network.

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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  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Monday 24th June 2019