Human Resources Director

Competition & Markets Authority


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    £68,000 to £90,000 (SCS PB1)

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  • Expiry date

    01 April 2019

  • Client

    Competition & Markets Authority

Ref: GSe52187

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the UK’s National Competition Authority. We are undergoing a significant phase of growth as we prepare to take on our new expanded post-EU exit role, strengthening our position as a champion of consumers and a spur to productivity.

We are now seeking to appoint our new Human Resources Director, a highly influential leadership role that’s critical to the achievement of the our vision and objectives. As a member of the CMA’s Senior Leadership Team, you’ll lead and deliver our people strategy to ensure that we have the capacity, capability, commitment and culture to produce and sustain high performance.

As Head of Profession for Human Resources you will own the delivery of improved leadership and management capability at the CMA, creating an environment that motivates a professional and diverse workforce through a continuous programme of learning and talent strategies. You will work in partnership with Senior Directors to develop the CMA culture and working environment, leading three professional HR teams to deliver value added, customer focussed HR services.

CIPD qualified, you are a proven HR leader with a track record operating at a strategic level, delivering in a variety of HR roles. This could be in the civil service, wider public sector, or the commercial world, however regardless of background you will possess the leadership skills to motivate, inspire and empower diverse teams, driving up engagement, capability, and performance to achieve quality outcomes at pace. You are also a sophisticated communicator, and will bring to this important role the credibility and confidence to influence senior decision makers in a dynamic, high-pressure environment.  

The CMA is a hugely rewarding and stimulating place to work – an opportunity to work for the public good and to stretch and develop yourself in doing so.

Closing Date11.59pm, Monday 1 April
Longlist MeetingTuesday 9 April
Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySandersonFrom Wednesday 10 April
Short List meetingThursday 25 April
AssessmentsFrom Friday 26 April (following Short List meeting)
Final Interviewsw/c Monday 13 May
How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation via GatenbySanderson’s website by no later than 11.59pm on Monday 1 April 2019:

  • A CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A statement of suitability (no longer than two A4 pages) setting out how your knowledge, skills, experience and personal qualities meet the essential criteria as set out in the person specification above.
  • A completed Equality Monitoring Form – this will appear onscreen when you submit your application. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way.

If applying under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS), please complete the form on GatenbySanderson’s website when you complete your application. Please see Equality, Diversity & Inclusion section below for more information on the GIS.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours please email Julie Smith at 

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Jemima Dalgliesh on or Jennifer Ross on 0207 426 3975.

The CMA is an accredited Disability Confident Employer and are Stonewall Diversity Champions.  As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds and recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2019.docx
Contact details
Jemima Dalgliesh: 07393 013 066

Jennifer Ross: 0113 205 6067