Legal Director

London or Edinburgh
£91,754 - £105,000 per annum (SCS Pay band 1) plus benefits
19 Aug 2021
20 Sep 2021
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

Legal Director

Salary: £91,754 - £105,000 per annum (SCS Pay band 1) plus benefits

Location: London or Edinburgh

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible

With the UK's exit from the EU and rapidly evolving markets, the CMA has an exciting and challenging agenda, offering lawyers uniquely exciting professional opportunities.

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 internal markets, merger control, markets work (including digital), regulatory activity, competition, consumer protection enforcement and potentially subsidy control.

This is a highly visible and influential senior management role, 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

A sound understanding of regulatory and public law and a keen interest in subsidy control and internal market is required, as well as demonstrable evidence of persuasive communication and stakeholder management skills, coupled with strong experience of effectively leading and motivating professional teams.

The CMA is a hugely rewarding, diverse and stimulating place to work – an opportunity to work for the public good and to stretch and develop yourself in doing so. 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, and favourable consideration of flexible working.

The CMA are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. It is a priority to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnically diverse people, people with a disability, and people with diverse gender identities.

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

Closing date: 11:55pm on 20 September 2021.

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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