Behavioural Insights Adviser

The Competition & Markets Authority

Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Manchester

Application Deadline
£42,924 - £46,697 pa

Location: Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Manchester

Salary: £42,924 - £46,697 pa

Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible

Contract: Permanent

If you offer expertise in behavioural science and developing behavioural insights, this position presents an exciting opportunity to join the CMA’s Behavioural Hub and help develop a better understanding of consumer issues and behaviour in the UK.

The CMA is the UK’s world-leading competition authority. Our purpose is to make sure competition works in consumers’ favour, and businesses treat their customers fairly. The Behavioural Hub supports the CMA’s mission to make markets work in the interests of consumers, businesses and the economy. The Hub work on studies and enforcement cases in close cooperation with economists, lawyers and other professionals, providing behavioural insights input and analysis, and deliver cutting-edge research into business practices and consumer behaviour. Our analyses have played an important role in several CMA projects, such as the CMA’s recent market study into mobile ecosystems.

As Behavioural Insights Adviser, you will be involved in a variety of applied behavioural projects to address competition and consumer issues across UK markets. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the building of capacity for qualitative, quantitative and experimental research projects
  • Identifying and analysing consumer and firm behaviours
  • Contributing to cross cutting publications on key behavioural themes
  • Maintaining and communicating a consistent and valuable behavioural offer (e.g. consultancy, capability building, evidence building and research)
  • Working with CMA data scientists, technology insight specialists, economists and market researchers to shape joint analytical / research projects

In addition to doing impactful and valuable work, we will support your development as a professional and provide the opportunity to forge new international and academic networks.

You will also need experience of delivering behavioural insight projects, producing behavioural analysis of problems, as well as a good understanding of existing behavioural literature. A degree in a relevant behavioural science subject, with experience of research methods is desirable.

In return 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. We offer generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, 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, our employee assistance programme and flexible working options.

To find out more about this opportunity and about working for the CMA, please click on the APPLY button.

Closing date for applications: 12th June 2023.

The CMA, like many other organisations, 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. Our staff work at least 50% of their time from their office location.

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.

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