About the job
Salary: £22,523 – £24,011 pa
Location: London and Manchester
Contract: Fixed term
Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible
This is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and develop your career at one of the leading competition and consumer agencies in the world.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) work to ensure that consumers get a good deal when buying goods and services, and businesses operate within the law. As a Business Support Administrator, you will play a key role providing invaluable administrative support across the CMA’s various departments, which, depending on your interests, could be one of the following groups:
The Antitrust team at the CMA are responsible for investigating potential cartel and other anti-competitive activity contrary to the Competition Act 1998 or the Enterprise Act 2002.
- Strategy, Communications and Advocacy
This team are responsible for managing media relations, campaigns, strategy, complaints and enquiries, and external relations.
- Technology and Business Services
This team are responsible for supporting changes in operating models across the CMA’s offices across the UK.
- Change and Internal Communications
This team are responsible for helping teams across the CMA to plan and deliver organisational change and internal communications activity that gets the right result.
Business Support Administrators are found in every department and specific responsibilities will vary according to the team you are allocated. This will include:
- Organising team meetings, including checking diary availability and setting up meetings using software such as MS Teams
- Managing team inboxes and diaries and correspondence
- Providing administrative support with investigative, research and analytical work
- Communicating with companies and individuals to obtain valuable evidence for investigations
- Maintaining accurate electronic filing systems
As part of this role, you will undertake the Microsoft Data Essentials Level 3 apprenticeship programme. You will benefit from a flexible and blended learning journey, helping you to apply technical data solutions to a range of real-life scenarios and gaining valuable workplace skills.
Please note: This qualification provides opportunities for applicants new to this area of study and therefore we will be unable to consider applications from candidates who have already achieved an equivalent or higher-level qualification in a digital or data related subject or who have achieved a qualification higher than a Level 6 / bachelors degree in any subject.
To be considered for this role, you will need to provide evidence of strong administrative and organisational skills, including the ability to manage your work and prioritise successfully in order to meet deadlines. You will also need to provide examples of proficiency with Microsoft applications, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams. Good verbal and written communication skills, with ability to research information, and work as part of a team are 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: 23.55 on Monday, 24 October 2023.
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.