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The CMA's digital markets unit is hiring! Find out more in this blog

The largest digital platforms hold a uniquely powerful position – many of us rely on them every day, whether to search, connect with family and friends, to shop or to work. And similarly, they can be unavoidable for many businesses who want to advertise or sell their products or services,or distribute their apps.

Given the important role these firms play, it is imperative that they do not take advantage of their positions to the detriment of people or other businesses. This is where the Digital Markets Unit (DMU) can play a significant role to shape the future of digital markets.

The DMU continues to recruit as we get ready for the Digital Markets Competition and Consumers Bill to become law, which places new responsibilities on us to improve outcomes in digital markets for people, businesses and the UK economy.

Apply now to join us! The following roles are available:

It is an exciting time to join the team as we offer a variety of interesting work and the CMA continues to work hard to promote innovation and competition in digital markets. The CMA’s current and recent work includes:

How can you make a difference by joining the Digital Markets Unit (DMU)?

In joining the Digital Markets Unit, you will have an opportunity to make a difference for people, businesses and the UK economy. Working with the DMU you could be involved in:

  • investigating digital markets to understand how they work and assessing the extent of current and future market power held by key firms in those markets
  • setting and enforcing rules on how certain firms should behave to prevent exploitation of consumers and businesses or undermine fair competition
  • recommending and implementing ways to address the market power of certain firms and thereby create longer-term change by opening up opportunities
  • playing a key role in the DMU’s newly established Programme Office, ensuring that the DMU has the right resources, capabilities and tools to carry out its work
  • wide engagement with stakeholders as well as looking ahead to what the DMU might need to focus on in digital markets

The roles we are recruiting for draw upon a breadth of skills including research and analysis, strategic thinking, stakeholder engagement, project and case management, as well as writing and communication.

Develop your career and skills at the CMA

  • this is an outstanding opportunity to do interesting and impactful work in a world-leading competition authority, with a strong sense of public service. We are proud of our commitment to learning and development and will support you to upskill in key areas, whilst you work with talented colleagues who will help accelerate your learning through sharing their insights and experiences
  • the CMA strives to be inclusive and is flexible; we support our colleagues in balancing their roles with wider responsibilities like caring and are supportive of flexible working arrangements (including a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working)
  • we are committed to growing our presence outside of London with CMA offices across the UK, including in Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and Darlington. The DMU has a strong presence in Manchester and Edinburgh in addition to the office in London. Our offices are well-located, modern and fitted with the latest technology to support collaborative working

Want to find out more about the work of the DMU?

You can hear more about these roles and the work of the DMU directly from our colleagues at our online ‘open house’ event on Tuesday 4th June 2024.

Come and work with us!

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