Competition Policy Practitioner

Financial Conduct Authority

Regulating financial services firms and financial markets in the UK,

Requirements of the role

Would you like to support our work to make financial markets work better?


We are currently looking to recruit a policy maker e are currently recruiting for a Senior Associate with an economics background to work in the Competition Division of the FCA.

The Financial Conduct Authority is a key part of the regulatory structure in financial services, together with the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Bank of England. We work to make financial markets work well for consumers of financial services.


This role is in the Competition Policy Department of the Competition sub-Division (CD). CD leads the FCA’s competition mandate and much of our work is focused on ensuring markets are working well for consumers. As part of the competition team, you will get to investigate whether and why financial services markets might not be working well for consumers. You will also help work out how financial services markets could be improved.


What you will be doing

Working alongside other team members, and key internal stakeholders, the successful candidate will play a key role in delivering against the Team’s core responsibilities:

  • Scoping problems that require economic and competition investigation, including market failures that may be causing poor outcomes for consumers;
  • Scoping and recommending how to undertake economic and competition investigation, working with economists, accountants, lawyers and data scientists
  • Contributing to project management, working with the project manager to ensure work is coordinated and on track ;
  • Undertaking your own enquiry into economic and competition problems, which could include designing requests for information and evaluating firm responses;
  • Presenting insights and findings in interesting and clear formats including written, PowerPoint and orally
  • Advocating for competition with internal stakeholders, helping colleagues to understand and achieve our competition objective;

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Edinburgh, Leeds, London

 Contract type

Full time, Permanent


Competition, Policy, Practitioner

 Working pattern

Flexible working, Hybrid

 Closing Date