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Working with us

Working at the Competition Commission (CC) will provide you with the opportunity to be part of an outstanding professional and specialist organization where your work will contribute to beneficial and tangible results for UK consumers:

"The CC and the OFT have estimated direct financial benefits to consumers of £317million for 2009/10 for the market investigation regime and £310 million for mergers in the same period"
- CC Annual Report and Accounts 2009/10, p10

Please take a look around the website to see some of the inquiries we are currently working on and have worked on in the past, and to find out how the we are structured.

Ways of working

The majority of our work is carried out in multi-disciplinary teams and our staff sometimes contribute to two or more projects at any one time.

CC members (usually around 50) are appointed, for a fixed period, for their individual experience, ability, and diversity of background. Our members are responsible for working (generally part-time) on our inquiries and they play an active role in inquiry hearings, testing ideas and arguments, and helping to make fair and justifiable judgements based on the facts of the inquiry. Members are not recruited directly, but are appointed after an open competition by our sponsoring body, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Equal opportunities

The CC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people irrespective of religion, gender, disability, race, age, marital status, or sexual orientation. All applications for employment are considered strictly on merit.

Work-life balance

We recognize that people have commitments outside the office. We encourage our staff to balance the demands of work and home by offering a generous annual leave entitlement, the opportunity to apply to work flexibly both in terms of structuring the week and, where possible, allowing roles to be carried out part-time.