Senior Data & Technology Insight Adviser
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Hours: Full time, Part time, Flexible
Are you passionate about data and technology? Do want to use your skills to make a positive impact on the UK economy and society?
Join the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and play a key role at the forefront of investigating and understanding firms' sociotechnical systems to protect consumers and competition.
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.
It's a fascinating time to be at the heart of competition and consumer protection as our lives become increasingly digital and society grapples with the unique power of large technology firms.
You will join the CMA's Data, Technology and Analytics (DaTA) unit and work with a team from a range of backgrounds, from public policy professionals, lawyers and economists, to web developers, data scientists and experts in machine learning.
The team is united by our keen interest in technology, its implications for markets and consumers and how regulators should act to amplify benefits and mitigate risks.
Your work with the DaTA unit will shape how the CMA thinks about the regulation of digital markets and data-driven companies. The remit of the team is varied, and you will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide portfolio of work. This might include:
- Working on cases and projects with a data or technology focus, such as the CMA's investigation into Google's Privacy Sandbox proposals
- Building capability to audit algorithmic systems
- Contributing to the development and implementation of the government's approach to AI regulation
- Horizon scanning emerging technologies and trends
- Identifying emerging competition and consumer issues in data and technology markets
You will support cases, utilising your knowledge of areas of technology to contribute significantly to research and the analysis of algorithms and sociotechnical systems. You will need to deliver verbal and written communications on these issues to non-technical colleagues, including writing reports for internal and external publication.
What you will need
A postgraduate degree, or equivalent qualification OR work experience, related to technology or a sociotechnical area is essential, as is significant knowledge of one or more areas of technologies. These might be specific technologies (e.g. AI / ML, cloud, search, privacy enhancing technologies) or you might have expertise in other areas, such as web development, app development, cybersecurity, etc.
You will also need an active and demonstrable interest in technology and digital markets in one or more of the following areas: competition policy, consumer protection, or regulation of technology markets.
Significant experience in researching, synthesising, and communicating complex information about technical subjects is equally important.
What we can offer you
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 while also having considerable flexibility when it comes to how and when you work. We offer generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 27%, 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.
To find out more about this opportunity and about working for the CMA, please click on the APPLY button.
Closing date for applications: 12th February 2024.
Like many other organisations, we 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.