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Account Director (Healthcare PR)

London, England, United Kingdom

About Virgo Health

Virgo Health is a specialist health communications agency, part of the GOLIN group and the wider IPG network of companies with more than 200 offices around the world as well as hubs in London, New York and Chicago.

We are passionate about helping people to make better decisions around health and wellbeing. Whether it’s clinicians selecting the best treatment, patients understanding their disease better or empowering consumers to self-treat, we always make sure that the human aspect is at the heart of what we do. We work with pharmaceutical, diagnostic and consumer health companies, industry bodies, public and private health providers as well as patient organisations. 

When we choose to work in healthcare, we choose to work in an industry with people at its heart; we celebrate our differences and how we complement each other. But at Virgo, ‘Being Human’ is what unites us, and it’s fundamental to our culture. We show empathy and support for each other to grow our skills. embracing inclusive and flexible ways of working and rejecting outdated workplace culture. We have a brilliant team that works well together to deliver effective content and to celebrate our successes.

What is the role?

As an Account Director, you will be the go-to person from clients and from teams, providing oversight and guidance, while still getting stuck in with content development and review. You will be involved in strategic planning and issues management, leading strong client relationships and delivering projects and content. You will coordinate actions, managing both up and down, to ensure we are delivering high standards of work to deadlines, ensuring strategy and insight are embedded throughout.

What is the account?

  • Integrated global account working with leading pharma client across multiple therapy areas including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular disease
  • Covers a variety of work including internal communications, patient support, disease awareness, thought leadership and congress and data communications
  • Flagship account that has seen huge growth over the past 2 years
  • Excellent partnership with clients – we are seen as a true extension of their team
  • Opportunity for travel to meet clients and for congresses around the world

What are we looking for?

  • Several years’ experience working in an agency, particularly on global accounts
  • Strong scientific communicator who understands how to translate complex science for media
  • Ability to offer strong strategic counsel and form partnership with clients
  • Good organisational skills and ability to delegate effectively both up and down
  • Excellent people-management and leadership skills

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Flexible working
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 2 volunteering days
  • Monthly well-being allowance
  • A fantastic office space in Shoreditch with a dog friendly policy
  • Industry-leading gender neutral family friendly policies
  • Clear career progression and excellent training programmes developed by our L&D Director


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