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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

UK's Office of Fair Trading Looking to Hire

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The Office of Fair Trading is are currently recruiting for Deputy Directors and Senior Policy Advisors to join its Competition Policy team. 

OFT824 Deputy Directors, Policy Group c. £60,000 plus excellent benefits, London


As the UK 's consumer and competition authority, the OFT’s mission is to make markets work well for consumers. At the heart of this process are three specialist policy teams (Consumer, Competition and Markets) which develop and implement the policies underpinning the OFT's mission. We are seeking to appoint two Deputy Directors to drive policy development in our Competition and Markets teams. There are two distinct roles available, one working 50% in the Markets team and 50% in the Competition team and the other working in the Competition team exclusively. Both roles share the potential to shape the regimes in the UK and EU. As proven innovators, this offers you precisely the challenge you’re looking for, a challenge which will include leading on the creation of policy that tackles the latest issues, engaging with external stakeholders to influence the future direction of the UK and EU legal and policy framework and advising colleagues around the OFT on policy issues arising in relation to competition cases, mergers, market studies or other OFT projects. Both roles offer unparalleled variety – and require unparalleled vision.

You will possess solid experience of analysing and applying competition law or competition economics within a legal or regulatory environment and, ideally, a proven ability to drive policy change. Alongside experience of leading and working in multidisciplinary teams and a genuine appreciation of OFT values, these qualities will enable you to make a cutting-edge contribution to a cutting-edge organisation. For more information please download a full job description from our website www.oft.gov.uk/vacancies

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter setting out your skills and experience that relate to the criteria listed on the person specification of the job description; and why the OFT should consider you for this post, please also enclose your CV. Send these documents, and a completed diversity monitoring form (available from our website) to recruitment@oft.gsi.gov.uk, or send by post to: Recruitment team The Office of Fair Trading 7th Floor Fleetbank House 2-6 Salisbury Square London EC4Y 8JX Please quote reference OFT824 – Deputy Director, Policy Group – on all correspondence. The closing date for applications is 5.00pm 17 May 2010. The Office of Fair Trading is an equal opportunities employer.

OFT825 Senior Policy Advisers c. £50,000 plus excellent benefits, London


As the UK 's consumer and competition authority, the OFT’s mission is to make markets work well for consumers. At the heart of this process sit the three specialist policy teams (Consumer, Competition and Markets) which develop and implement the policies underpinning the OFT's mission of the OFT. An opportunity has now arisen for a proven thought leader to join our Competition Policy team and thus help shape competition law for the UK . Liaising at the highest levels, you will help create new policies, and engage with external stakeholders to influence the future direction of the competition regime, for example through commenting on proposals for changes to the legislative framework or policy guidance at European and UK level.. You will additionally advise case and project teams on competition issues, case work and interdisciplinary functions, including CA98 cases and mergers. It is a uniquely diverse remit within the regulatory sector – calling for a uniquely talented individual. Specifically, you should possess demonstrable experience of analysing and applying competition law or economics within a legal or regulatory environment. Alongside proven negotiation skills, experience of multidisciplinary, collaborative working and a genuine appreciation of the values of the OFT, these qualities will enable you to make a cutting-edge contribution to a cutting-edge organisation. For more information please download a full job description from our website www.oft.gov.uk/vacancies

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter setting out your skills and experience that relate to the criteria listed on the person specification of the job description; and why the OFT should consider you for this post, please also enclose your CV. Send these documents, and a completed diversity monitoring form (available from out website) to recruitment@oft.gsi.gov.uk, or send by post to: Recruitment team The Office of Fair Trading 7th Floor Fleetbank House 2-6 Salisbury Square London EC4Y 8JX Please quote reference OFT824 – Senior Policy Adviser – on all correspondence. The closing date for applications is 5.00pm 17 May 2010. The Office of Fair Trading is an equal opportunities employer.

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