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Account Executive, Health

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Office Manager
July 21, 2022

WA Communications’ award-winning health practice is looking for a new Account Executive to join our team.

Our 17-strong specialist health practice is now one of the leading companies working with clients across health, life sciences, MedTech and the voluntary sector on public affairs and corporate communications.

We now have a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious consultant who wants to take their next career step, working on some of the most important and interesting issues in health and care.

The role will see you quickly get involved across our health clients and gain experience in marketing and business development. You’ll play your part in delivering creative programmes in a range of therapy areas, producing detailed research, analysis and insights. In return, we’ll provide excellent professional development and support to help you to build your own network.

WA is an award-winning public affairs and corporate communications consultancy based in Westminster. We are independent in ownership and outlook, allowing us to focus on outstanding integrated campaigns for our clients and creating a dynamic, collaborative team.

What we are looking for

You’ll be a recent graduate or in your early career with a genuine interest in healthcare and health issues. Qualities we also value include:

  • Good understanding of government and policymaking, and interest in health policy, business, media and communication
  • Ability to analyse, summarise and communicate complex policy, regulatory and commercial issues
  • A client-centric attitude that prizes accessibility, responsiveness and quality
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and team working skills
  • Organisation and attention to detail
  • A clear and engaging writing style
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn
  • A great approach to teamwork

Experience in consultancy, parliament, a charity or another related organisation would be welcome, but not essential.

Rewards and benefits

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, and your birthday day off
  • Competitive salary
  • Hybrid working plus core working hours, to allow for greater flexibility and work life balance
  • Discretionary bonus: up to 10% of salary, based on performance, and paid quarterly
  • Wellbeing benefits including private healthcare, heavily subsidised gym membership, cycle to work scheme and all office social events
  • Competitive pension plan
  • Focus on your personal development, including external training and professional coaching
  • Opportunities to connect, network and work with pioneers in our industry
  • The chance to become part of a growing and award-winning people focused agency

To apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to Your cover letter should not be longer than one page, setting out your interest in the role and why you believe you are a good choice for it.

The deadline for applications is Friday 19 August 2022. We will start interviewing strong candidates who apply early, so you are encouraged to apply soon. Start date immediate subject to notice periods.

We are WA

We look for people who share our intellectual curiosity and who 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 business, communications and policy 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. 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.

Equal opportunities statement

WA Communications is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. At WA, we welcome all to apply for roles with us, as we appreciate the great value of diversity. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our people centred approach and welcome all applications from diverse backgrounds.

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