Legal Director

Location
Canary Wharf
Salary
£91,754 - £105,000 (Senior Civil Service Pay Band 1)
Posted
23 Oct 2020
Closes
16 Nov 2020
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Public Sector
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

Legal Director

Salary: £91,754 - £105,000 (Senior Civil Service Pay Band 1)

Location: Canary Wharf

Hours: Flexible

Contract: Permanent

World leading competition enforcement starts with you.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is currently undergoing a significant period of change, strengthening our position as a champion of consumers and a spur to productivity, and taking on new responsibilities as a result of EU-exit.   The work we do is both complex and compelling and has the potential to impact on the lives of everyone in the UK. For those who join us it offers a uniquely exciting professional opportunity.

Joining our pivotal team of Legal Directors, you will be at the forefront of the CMA’s casework, managing legal teams and leading the provision of robust legal advice and analysis to ensure that our cases are underpinned by the highest degree of strategic insight and legal support - and that they stand up to legal challenge. You will have the opportunity to work across a wide range of the CMA’s cases including in the areas of merger control, market studies and investigations, regulatory activity, competition, consumer and protection enforcement and potentially subsidy control/internal markets.

This is a highly visible and influential senior management role within the CMA, where you can expect regular exposure within and beyond our organisation, including leading and maintaining professional engagement with key external partners for the CMA’s enforcement, investigatory and regulatory work.  Leading teams of legal professionals, you should be an able and accessible mentor and manager to colleagues within your team, committed to developing a talented cohort of staff, embedding the highest level of capabilities and expectations, and fostering a culture of inclusion and equal opportunity for all.

With a proven capacity for strategic thinking, you will ensure that our work is informed by the very best insight into relevant competition, regulatory or consumer protection law and policy, and that legal advice is well-informed by case law and anticipates future risks and changes to the marketplace.  The role will suit fully qualified senior lawyers with a successful track record in a number of the following areas: competition and/or consumer protection law, merger review, market studies and investigations, as well as a sound understanding of regulatory and public law. We also welcome applications from candidates with the right to work in the UK with evidence of preparedness to sit and pass the QLTT on appointment.

To round off your profile the ideal candidate will provide demonstrable evidence of persuasive communication and stakeholder management skills, coupled with strong experience of effectively leading and motivating professional teams.

All CMA staff enjoy generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, at least 25 days’ leave (increasing to 30 over five years), favourable consideration of flexible working, and generous maternity/paternity leave provision. You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and our employee assistance programme.

The CMA may require you to work from home to continue delivering our objectives during the Covid-19 pandemic period. Any remote or home working arrangement is temporary only and does not constitute a permanent change to your designated place of work or working conditions.

Further information

To find out more about working for the CMA and how to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 11:55pm on Monday, 16 November 2020.  Interviews will take place from the week commencing 7 December 2020.

Your application must include a CV upload, and a statement of suitability setting out why you are applying for the position, and how your knowledge, skills, experience and personal qualities meet the essential criteria as set out in the person specification.

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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