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Director of Mergers

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London or Manchester   
£96,923 - £116,307 per annum plus excellent benefits
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

Job Details

Director, Mergers

Location: Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London or Manchester           

Salary: £96,923 - £116,307 per annum plus excellent benefits

Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible

Contract: Permanent

At a transformative time for the CMA, we are looking for a Director of Mergers who is passionate about promoting competition for the benefit of UK consumers and businesses. Our team's expertise is the foundation of our success, and we are committed to an environment where your skills can thrive.

About the CMA

We help people, businesses, and the UK economy by promoting competitive markets and tackling unfair behaviour. Our work is wide ranging, ambitious and often new and challenging.

The role

The Director of Mergers plays a crucial role in overseeing the delivery of the CMA’s merger control portfolio, characterised by high-quality, robust, and efficient outcomes. You will be at the forefront of managing high-profile cases, engaging extensively with major UK companies and their advisors, and significantly contributing to the shaping of merger control policies and strategic decision-making within the mergers domain.

Directing multi-disciplinary teams, you will set priorities and foster a collaborative and high-performing culture. Your role also includes providing strategic guidance on merger control, competition law, policy, and economics, while engaging with key external partners and representing the CMA at national and international forums.

About you

You should have a proven track record in handling significant merger control, competition, or regulatory cases and possess exceptional leadership skills to manage and motivate teams towards achieving excellent results. Strong decision-making capabilities and a sound understanding of complex strategic issues are essential. Excellent relationship-building skills, with the ability to negotiate and influence at senior levels, are also crucial.

What we can offer you

In return, the CMA offers you a rewarding, stimulating, supportive and inclusive place to work.  We champion a culture of respect, that provides training tailored to maximise your potential, and offers genuine opportunities for career progression, gaining a unique range of experience. 

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

The closing date for applications is 11.55pm 10 June 2024

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.

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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