A new public body replacing the Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission is searching for a new chief technology officer (CTO).

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which launches in April, is looking for a CTO who will design, deliver and maintain a technology platform for the organisation.

"The CTO will play a key role in the early days of our organisation and beyond, designing, delivering and maintaining a resilient and effective technology platform that underpins our business objectives and supports a well-connected, responsive and agile workforce," the CMA announced.

The CMA also wants the CTO to help establish the organisation as a "pioneer" in its use of technology and as a "desirable place to work". Business skills are also important for the job, which will require the CTO to communicate the CMA's technology vision to technical and non-technical audiences.

"You should be confident translating business goals into practical action on the ground and offer experience in delivering a wide range of technology and communication infrastructure," the job advert states.

The salary range is between £57,500 and £64,400. The deadline for application is 17 March.

The CTO role is one of a number of senior roles that the CMA is looking to fill, although the CTO job will not be renumerated nearly as highly as the eight project directors or three economics directors that are also being advertised to apply to Capita, the outsourcer running the recruitment process on behalf of the CMA.