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Senior Associate Economist, Competition and Economics Division

Location: London

Programme: Supported hire into permanent flexible role. Apply by 16 September 2018 (extended)

Are you looking for intellectually challenging, meaningful work? There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to the 2 million people who work in the UK Financial Services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products and the stability of the economy as a whole.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) welcomes professionals who have taken an extended career break to apply for this role. Successful hires who have taken a career break of 2+ years will receive coaching support through the transition period from Women Returners. As an inclusive employer, the FCA is open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please state if you wish to apply for the role on a flexible basis.

About the Role

The Competition and Economics Division (CED) is looking to recruit a Senior Associate Economist with a background and interest in applied microeconomic analysis and public policy. The successful candidate would provide economic analysis across a range of projects, including market studies, competition enforcement cases and the wider work of the Division.

As a Senior Associate in the CED, you will help the FCA to shape the work of the department, and of the FCA’s mandate to promote effective competition in the interests of consumers.

What does the job involve?

Qualifications, Skills & Experience


The FCA are signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that they guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidate’s CV.



About the FCA

The FCA has a statutory aim to promote competition in the interest of consumers. The CED Division runs on this. Their work includes; conducting market studies across the retail and wholesale sectors, implementing remedies as a result, investigating potential breaches of competition law using their concurrent powers, and the application of economics to problems facing the FCA. The division, which is formed by a vibrant mix of UK and international staff from a range of professional backgrounds, works closely with colleagues from across the FCA including Policy, Market Intelligence Data and Analysis (MIDA), Enforcement and Supervision to ensure high quality analysis and effective choices across all aspects of FCA regulation. They are also part of the UK Competition Network and work with Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on financial services matters.

Other Information

The salary range will be approximately £46,000 – £60,000 plus a competitive benefits package and non-contributory pension.

This role will be based in London, at their new site in The International Quarter, Stratford.

Selection Process

On-line application, please submit your CV using the relevant link: FCA – Job Details

Applications for this role close on 16 September 2018. Applications will be looked at weekly.

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Matthews on Lucy.Matthews@fca.org.uk.

Please tell the FCA that you found out about the opportunity from Women Returners.

Please note, applications must be submitted through their online portal. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.