CMA984 Policy and International Officer

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) 3-5y Mid Level  Anywhere 12 Apr 2019

Job Description


Part-time, Permanent
£25,838 – £28,243 a year
With competition policy becoming increasingly international, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Policy and International Team is crucial to keeping the CMA engaged in global policy debates. As Policy and International Officer, you will play a key role in the team using your research and analysis skills to support the delivery of the CMA’s international engagement.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the UK’s world-leading government body established to make sure competition works in consumers’ favour and businesses treat their customers fairly. You will contribute to the delivery of the CMA’s international work, enabling our engagement with our overseas counterparts and with international networks and organisations, and supporting the capture and development of knowledge, learning and expertise from that work.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating international engagements, including leading on inbound bilateral visits and supporting delivery of international secondments
  • Leading on the organisation of and/or preparations for working groups and Committee meetings
  • Monitoring and responding to correspondence from international partners and stakeholders
  • Researching and analysing information and summarising and presenting to colleagues.
  • Maintaining records of international contacts and engagements
  • Supervising international intelligence gathering and horizon scanning and sharing relevant bits of know-how across Policy & International and the wider organisation
  • Involvement in competition and consumer policy project work in Policy & International

You will need good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to research and analyse information and summarise and present it clearly in writing. Experience of managing relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally is also crucial.

The CMA prides itself on being a great place to work and strives to ensure that staff have the opportunity to grow and expand their skills portfolio. As well as being a hugely rewarding and stimulating place to work, you will have an opportunity to work for the public good whilst stretching and developing yourself in doing so.

To find out more and about working for the CMA, please click on the APPLY button.

Closing date for applications: 6th May 2019.

The CMA is an accredited Disability Confident Employer and are Stonewall Diversity Champions. Disabled applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 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.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


All CMA staff enjoy generous benefits, including:

  • An excellent pension scheme
  • 25 days leave (increasing to 30 days over five years)
  • Favourable consideration of flexible working
  • Generous maternity/paternity leave provision
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work scheme and our employee wellbeing programme.

If you’re already a civil servant being appointed on level transfer, you’ll retain your existing terms, including annual leave. Where you’re being promoted, however, you’ll receive the greater of a 10% pay increase or the new grade minimum. Applicants new to the civil service may be considered for appointment at a salary higher than the starting point indicated above (depending on skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications).

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