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Assistant Legal Director- Governance, Compliance and Risk Assurance

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Public Sector
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Competition/EU, Corporate
4-6 Years, 7+ Years, Partner

Job Details

Assistant Legal Director - Governance, Compliance and Risk Assurance


Salary: £71,370 - £77,300

Location: Belfast / Cardiff / Edinburgh / London / Manchester

Hours: Full time / Part-time / Flexible working

Contract: Permanent


The Competition and Markets Authority is one of the world's top competition and consumer agencies. It is vital that we operate to best practice standards of governance and compliance and that our decisions are legally robust. So, we have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Legal Director to play a key role advising on issues relating to governance and compliance across the CMA.

The Assistant Legal Director will be responsible for advising the Chair, Board and Senior Executive Team on appropriate governance arrangements and ensuring that the CMA Board’s decision making, rules and procedures meet relevant legal and best practice standards. In this role, you will work closely with the Executive Office, senior leaders and other colleagues to ensure robust systems are in place to deliver integrated and effective Board governance.

An additional responsibility will be to assist the Legal Director in the establishment and operation of a single, integrated legal compliance function, helping to ensure the CMA’s compliance with relevant statutory obligations and internal policies.

You will need to be a fully qualified lawyer, entitled to practise in the UK or be willing to sit and pass the QLTT on appointment. Significant knowledge of and practical post-qualification experience on matters related to corporate governance and compliance or similar is essential. Experience of delivering high quality analysis, advising on decisions, writing reports and contributing to policy is equally important.

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


To find out more and to apply, please click on the APPLY button.

Closing date for applications: 11.55pm on Monday 13th February 2023.

The CMA, like many other organisations, operate a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working. We believe this supports us to deliver our best work while allowing the flexibility to maintain balanced and healthy lives. Our staff work at least 50% of their time from their office location.

The CMA are an accredited Disability Confident Employer, and we are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) promotes competition to make markets work well for consumers, businesses and the economy. Our work is complex and compelling and can benefit the lives of everyone in the UK.

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