Senior Director Health (PR and PA)

PR & Comms

Ref: 64Monday 17 February 2020

12 month contract - excellent package

Our client is a fully integrated international communications consultancy trusted by some of the highest profile organisations, governments and individuals in the world.

We are looking for an experienced Director to join their health team for a maternity cover 12-month contract who will provide market leading public relations and public affairs services to clients, helping them successfully navigate through a complex and fast-changing landscape

You will be joining a team of consultants with unrivalled PR and PA experience. The health team devises and implements communications and public affairs programmes for a range of UK and international clients across a vast number of specialist areas including:

  •        strategic consultancy and message development
  •        political outreach and select committee training
  •        corporate communications
  •        media relations
  •        media training
  •        issues and crisis management
  •        digital and social media
  •        patient and professional engagement
  •        market access communications
  •        policy change campaigns
  •        patient education and disease awareness

As Senior Director, you will have high-level experience across the pharmaceutical and health sector.  This should include experience of leading teams who are developing strategic communications and public affairs responses to client issues.

You will have a solid understanding of the way the global and UK pharma communications operates, the drug approval, working with patient advocacy groups, developing creative campaigns, and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) processes.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have strong commercial acumen
  • Be able to anticipate clients’ challenges and develop strategies to solve them
  • Be a credible and confident adviser on media, public affairs, and reputation
  • Be politically savvy with good understanding of how politics and media cross over
  • Have a network of contacts to help fill pipeline and pull in new business
  • Be media smart with good contacts in national print and broadcast

There is a generous salary and package available for the right candidate.