Associate Director – Healthcare PR & Communications

  • Permanent
  • London
  • £80000 - £90000 per annum GBP / Year

Associate Director – Healthcare PR & Communications

Pharma Partners are partnering with an independent award-winning health communications consultancy. Their purpose is to increase the number of people living healthily and to inspire good care through the power of communications. They bring clients a creative and personal experience. They’ve built an enviable roster of clients, both established and growing. Most importantly, they treat their team like they treat their clients, giving them a voice and incorporating their ideas into how the business is run.

About You

They are looking for an ambitious communications professional with a health and life sciences background to join them as an Associate Director so they can continue with their impressive growth over the past year. In this role you will be at the heart of our ambition to be the independent public affairs/PR health comms agency in the UK!

You will be/have:

  • Expertise working across healthcare and/or pharmaceutical PR & communications.
  • A can-do attitude, with the ability to get stuck in and lead a team as well as provide hands-on delivery.
  • Great written, presentation and organisational skills.
  • A desire to be a part of an ambitious, entrepreneurial agency.
  • A kind, entrepreneurial, passionate, and values-driven personality.
  • Experience of working in an agency leading global/UK accounts at Senior Account Director level or above
  • Able to drive organic growth with existing clients and oversee account profitability.
  • Enthusiastic about new business and have a willingness to get involved with new business activity including outreach, proposal development and pitching.
  • Ability to lead strategy and client management. Your role will have a very direct influence on the success of the business, and we’ll reward you accordingly.


  • Leading a range of accounts (pharma (global and UK), med-tech, health tech, healthcare, charity, trade body) to a high standard, maintaining excellent relationships with senior clients.
  • Proactively and reactively provide insight and advice to clients by being an expert in client’s business and policy landscape.
  • Contribute to new business growth by networking, initiating new clients, growing existing clients and playing a significant role in proposal development and presentations/pitch processes.
  • Leading account teams to create top-quality proposals (proposal management, creating budgets, dealing with RFPs etc).
  • Strategic and direct input on marketing initiatives.
  • Mentoring and supporting junior members of the team in their development.
  • Contributing expert insights to our client and prospective client work.
  • Maintaining and growing the company’s networks and outreach.

Essential Skills

  • In-depth understanding of pharma and healthcare comms channels
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to foster good client relationships and to proactively manage clients.
  • Good financial oversight to build and manage client budgets.
  • Good knowledge of pharma industry and its regulations
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Good presentation skills
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • IT literate
  • Great communicator and a team player able to lead by example.

Sound interesting? Contact Jason Salt at Pharma Partners for more details.

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