Assistant Project Directors – Consumer Protection Enforcement

Location
London or Edinburgh
Salary
£67,854 - £77,300 plus excellent benefits
Posted
04 Oct 2018
Closes
15 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

The Consumer Protection Enforcement Group within the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is currently undergoing an exciting phase of growth, presenting a number of unique opportunities for Project Assistants, Project Officers, Project Managers, Assistant Directors and Directors.

The Consumer Protection Group plays a vital role in the CMA’s mission to make markets work well for consumers, businesses and the economy. We run all sorts of high profile investigations. We’ve just launched court action against Viagogo over its secondary tickets sales. We’ve secured millions of pounds of redress for care home residents. And we’re also investigating online hotel booking sites and social media celebrities who aren’t upfront about being paid to advertise to their followers.

Assistant Project Directors, have a pivotal role in delivering high impact outcomes, this entails:

  • Supporting the Project Director in the strategic direction of investigations, including progress reviews, and taking into account wider policy, market context and resourcing implications;
  • Carrying out complex analysis to ensure evidence based decisions are made;
  • Identifying and managing risks to ensure decisions are legally robust;
  • Developing compliance programmes to drive improvements across markets;
  • Leading, motivating and managing multi-disciplinary professional teams of investigation specialists, economists, lawyers and other professionals.

Our Assistant Project Directors come from a diverse range of backgrounds. What is important is a proven track record leading successful projects on time and on budget, including managing multi-disciplinary teams. Experience of consumer protection, competition, regulatory or other investigations or compliance activity, or working knowledge of consumer protection law or policy or related discipline is equally essential.

If you want to support the strategic direction of diverse complex and interesting projects, to make a difference to people’s lives, then we encourage you to apply to work with us. Joining us now as we work on our next phase of transformation will offer uniquely rewarding professional opportunities.

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

Closing date: 23:59 18 October 2018.

We will be hosting 2 open evenings/events to discuss our Consumer group and our current growth plans. These events will feature key speakers and leaders from within the CMA and also offer interested parties the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of the existing staff.

Edinburgh Consumer event 1st October 2018: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cma-consumer-protection-and-anti-trust-recruitment-evening-tickets-49846086988

London Consumer Event 9th October 2018: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cma-consumer-protection-recruitment-evening-tickets-49847429002

The CMA is 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.

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