The Competition and Markets Authority - Panel Members

Body: The Competition and Markets Authority
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Regulation
Location: Victoria House, 37 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AD
Number of Vacancies: 15
Remuneration: Panel Members are paid a per diem rate of £400.00. Costs incurred on casework, including travel to/from the CMA, are reimbursed in accordance with the CMA’s travel policy.
Time Requirements: Members will be asked to work on an ad hoc basis according to the caseload and their own availability. When appointed to an inquiry, Members will usually be asked to work up to 2 days a week for the length of an inquiry.


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

The Business Secretary, Greg Clark, has appointed 16 new members to the panel of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    25/04/2017 at 18:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The CMA is seeking candidates who have had senior level experience (for example Board level or equivalent) in competition policy and law, consumer law and policy, economics, accountancy, business, public policy and/or regulation.


The Organisation:

The CMA is the UK’s lead competition and consumer protection authority. The CMA’s role is to promote competition, both within and outside the UK, for the benefit of consumers. The CMA is a non-Ministerial Department accountable directly to Parliament. Further information about the CMA can be found in the attached applicant pack or at:

Person Specification

Panel Members are not required to be competition experts but should have recent expertise relevant to competition and have a broad perspective on consumer, business, and economic matters. A programme of tailored professional development training is offered while Members are expected to keep up to date in their area of expertise. Members must be independent and not represent particular interest groups.

The CMA is keen to get a breadth of experience and people from different personal and professional backgrounds to help decide the wide range of cases the CMA considers. We would welcome candidates from all countries and regions of the United Kingdom to reflect the UK-wide scope of the CMA’s work and applications from women and other under-represented groups. All candidates will need to demonstrate the required knowledge and experience and meet the selection criteria.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

    • recent expertise relevant to competition and a broad perspective on business, consumer and economic matters;
    • the ability to think strategically, to offer direction on the analysis conducted by the staff team, and questioning skills to probe the positions of both staff and Parties;
    • the ability to assimilate detailed information (often large quantities thereof) and to assess and analyse complex economic, regulatory and legal arguments from a competition standpoint;
    • to serve on the specialist Newspaper, Communications and Utilities Panels, appointees will need to have the appropriate experience and skills in the relevant sector.
    • strong team-working and interpersonal skills, to work collaboratively with other Group members and staff to explore the issues with the aim of reaching collective agreement on the questions the CMA is required to decide;
    • the ability to work to tight timescales in considering evidence, offering consistency and logical analysis to reach fair judgments based on sound reasoning.

Additional Information

Members will be appointed for a period of up to 6 years. Successful candidates will take up their appointment at a mutually agreed date although it is hoped that the first new Members will be able to take up their role in summer 2017.


How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 25 April 2017.

Please submit the following documents by email to

• A covering letter
• A CV
• Completed candidate application form
• Completed diversity monitoring form


Please ensure that you include “The Competition and Markets Authority” in the subject box of your email.

Alternatively, you can send your application in hard copy to:

Central Appointments and Remuneration Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
7th Floor, Spur 2
1 Victoria Street

Documents can be provided in other formats on request.

Competition and Markets Authority - Diversity Monitoring Form
Competition and Markets Authority- Applicant Pack
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