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Deputy Director Investigations

Summary Information for vacancy - reference OFT828


Office of Fair Trading


£56000 - £63000 Per Annum


EC4Y 8JX, City of London, Greater London, London

Closing Date

09 April 2010

Interviews start

Not specified


Grade 6


Middle management

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Legal Services

Brief Description

 The OFT exists to make markets work well for consumers.
Our profile today is higher than ever, with enforcement
increasingly to the fore of our work. Which is where you -
and this remarkable new role - come in.
The powerhouse behind our fight against cartels, you’ll lead
the Cartels and Criminal Enforcement Group’s investigations
into price fixing, bid rigging and other damaging anticompetitive
Unusually for a role at this level of seniority, you’ll be very
actively involved in the most challenging cases, spearheading
front-line investigation. At the same time, you’ll manage and
motivate your team, putting in place strategies to develop
potential and inspire fresh thinking and innovative solutions.
First and foremost a leader, you’ll have an impressive track record
in investigation of fraud/commercial crime. Proven ability to
manage and develop the potential of your team is essential,
together with hands on experience of intelligence-led
investigation, surveillance, searches and handling of sources.

Vacancy description

To provide leadership to all investigators in CCEG and take overall responsibility for the effective use and delivery of the full range of investigative functions across all cases, both civil and criminal.

To take responsibility for the management, training and development of the investigator group. To establish and embed best investigative practice and ensure a rigorous and consistently high standard of investigative work to support efficient and effective case delivery.

To lead investigation teams in the most challenging civil and criminal consumer and cartels cases and work with senior lawyers throughout the life time of those cases to develop case strategy, identify and proactively manage risks and ensure an efficient and effective deployment of resources, ensuring that all investigative activities are carried out lawfully, efficiently and to deadlines.

To contribute to the wider management of CCEG by participating in the CCEG management team of Senior Director, Director and fellow Deputy Directors.

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - Yes

How to apply

Please submit a full CV and a comprehensive but succinct covering letter setting out the reasons for applying and addressing the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role. Please also complete a diversity monitoring form and send to, or send by post to:

Recruitment team
The Office of Fair Trading
7th Floor
Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square

Please quote reference OFT828 –on all correspondence.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9th April 2010 by 5pm.

The Office of Fair Trading is an equal opportunities employer.

Please note existing Civil Servants on the same grade as the job advertised will be transferred on the same salary (unless currently working outside the London area). Civil Servants applying on promotion will be subject to the OFT promotion rules.

19031020948_Job description - G6 Investigator v3_amended.doc

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