CMA717 - Project Administrator with apprenticeship training

Competition & Markets Authority

Closing date: 21 Feb 2018

Reference number

1572167

Salary

£20,500 - £22,960

Grade

Administrative Officer

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

Other - Competition, Consumer and Markets Group

Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support
Project Delivery

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Hours

37

Number of posts

1

Location

London, WC1B 4AD

About the job

Job description

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have an exciting opportunity for a Project Administrator looking to further develop their administrative and research skills.

The role is open to all ages, is a permanent position, and offers the opportunity to further develop your organisational and administrative skills with a Business Administration Apprenticeship.

As a Project Administrator, you will be part of a project team, providing support to investigations and market studies. These include mergers, consumer enforcement investigations, regulatory appeals, and Competition Act (CA) 98 cases. The work we do ensures competition works in UK consumers’ favour and businesses treat their customers fairly. What we do really matters and makes a difference to people’s lives.

Your remit will include carrying out and presenting research on specified areas and providing general administrative support to the team, such as organising internal and external meetings; drafting correspondence and distributing project papers, maintaining project files and managing meeting logistics.

Approximately 20% of your working hours will be spent completing the 12-18 month Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship, which will include a number of modules covering business organisation, stakeholder management, regulation, process and business fundementals.
This is truly an exciting opportunity to further develop your expertise whilst being supported to enhance your professional qualifications and career opportunities.
Core requirements include:

• Evidence of working successfully in an administrative role, with experience of maintaining electronic and hard copy filing systems.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, in particular, Word, Outlook, Excel and SharePoint.
• Proven organisational abilities with experience of co-ordinating team meetings and activities.
• Familiarity with carrying out research, summarising key points and presenting the data to support conclusions and decision making.
• Experience of liaising effectively with internal and external stakeholders to provide a high-quality customer experience.

For more details about this opportunity see the role profile below.

Qualifications

GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at grade c or above. If you do not hold this qualification you will need to achieve it prior to completing the apprenticeship. Support is provided

Competencies

We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:


  • • Evidence of working successfully in an administrative role, with experience of maintaining electronic and hard copy filing systems.

  • • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, in particular, Word, Outlook, Excel and SharePoint.

  • • Proven organisational abilities with experience of co-ordinating team meetings and activities.

  • • Familiarity with carrying out research, summarising key points and presenting the data to support conclusions and decision making.


  • • Experience of liaising effectively with internal and external stakeholders to provide a high-quality customer experience.

Benefits

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Benefits

All CMA staff enjoy generous benefits, including:

• An excellent pension scheme
• 25 days leave (increasing to 30 days over five years)
• Favourable consideration of flexible working
• Generous maternity/paternity leave provision
• Childcare vouchers
• Interest-free season ticket loans
• Cycle to work scheme and our employee wellbeing programme.

If you’re already a civil servant being appointed on level transfer, you’ll retain your existing terms, including annual leave. Where you’re being promoted, however, you’ll receive the greater of a 10% pay increase or the new grade minimum. Applicants new to the civil service may be considered for appointment at a salary higher than the starting point indicated above (depending on skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications).

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Eligibility

Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Recruitment@cma.gsi.gov.uk
020 3738 6851

Sift/interview dates and location

Sifting is due to take place on 26 February. Interviews will take place the week commencing 12 March 2018.

Further information

Equal Opportunity

The Civil Service is committed to providing services and developing policies which embrace diversity, promote equality of opportunity and eliminate unlawful discrimination. We are an equal opportunities employer and treat every application on the basis of merit alone. We also offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet our minimum selection criteria.

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of the following protected characteristics: Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Marriage & Civil Partnership, Pregnancy & Maternity and we will not tolerate any discrimination on those grounds.

Pension Statement

Pension schemes are available and more information will be provided to successful candidates. For further information on these schemes please refer to the following website www.civilservice.gov.uk/pensions.

Our location is currently Holborn, London (Zone 1). In 2019 we are planning to relocate to either Zone 2 or Zone 3. Current locations being investigated are Canary Wharf as our preferred choice and Stratford as our second choice.

Recruitment Principles

The CMA’s recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles.

http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/news/recruitment-principles/.

If your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact Recruitment@cma.gsi.gov.uk in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Civil Service Commission http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk.

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