WA Communications is recruiting for an outstanding and ambitious Account Director to join our growing health practice. This role presents a fantastic opportunity for an established consultant with a passion for health policy who is looking for a new and exciting challenge.
WA is an award-winning public affairs and corporate communications consultancy based in Westminster. We are independent in ownership and outlook, allowing us to wholly focus on delivering outstanding integrated campaigns for our clients and creating a dynamic and collaborative team.
With several big wins in 2020, our highly regarded health practice is growing rapidly. We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join the team and play an important role in helping to drive our continued growth.
You will have a leadership role on our accounts across a range of therapy areas. You will work closely with health and corporate communications colleagues to deliver sector-beating client service and will be supported to play a prominent role in new business development. You will also have the opportunity to lead on creative marketing initiatives and nurture your own personal network.
What we are looking for
You will be a public affairs professional with a track record of delivering high impact work in health policy. You will have:
A detailed understanding of the UK’s health policy landscape and political processes
At least four years professional experience, including ideally at least two years in consultancy
Experience of playing a leading role in driving government affairs programmes for pharmaceutical clients
A client-centric attitude that prizes accessibility, responsiveness and quality
A passion for business and an entrepreneurial spirit
Strong communication, interpersonal and team working skills
Organisation, efficiency and attention to detail
A great attitude – a team player, ready to get stuck in
In return we offer:
Competitive salary above industry average and involvement in the company’s incentive and reward bonus scheme.
A tailored professional development and training package that will help you develop specialist skills in consulting and communications.
A lively, open and collaborative working culture, in which everyone is valued, listened to, and encouraged to generate ideas and opportunities.
A wide range of employee benefits, including competitive pension scheme, subsidised gym membership, cycle to work scheme, interest free travel loans and more.
We are WA
We look for people who share our intellectual curiosity and love to work on interesting, knotty challenges. We are consistently driven by a desire to deliver outstanding results for our clients and attract people who truly care about providing an excellent standard of work.
Our diverse, high quality client base will allow you to get your teeth into exciting and important policy and business issues. What you do will have true, real world impact. There is enormous job satisfaction to be gained from that.
We think the best client service is one tailored carefully to the client’s individual needs. A service that can draw on the skills and expertise of specialist consultants in public affairs, corporate communications and investor services. We actively encourage teamwork across our practices and place real value on collaboration to deliver on our clients’ communication objectives.
We are committed to professional development at all levels and want everyone to feel their career is consistently moving forward. This is underpinned by a culture of honest, constructive feedback and investment in coaching and training.
We think it’s important to enjoy your work environment too, and we all genuinely enjoy working together! We support flexible working, provide a generous holiday package and we are committed to wellbeing.
To apply, please send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. For an informal conversation about the role, please contact our Director in Health, Caroline Gordon, at email@example.com.
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