Hanover’s healthcare communications team, Hanover Health International, is looking for a Consultant to join the team.

Hanover Health International have expertise in product PR, patient advocacy, corporate communications and media relations, and work across a number of exciting therapy areas including: neuroscience, immunology and pain.

The UK and international healthcare clients include: Roche, Lilly, Novartis, CMR Surgical and Canopy Growth. Amongst many other accolades, the team have recently won Gold at the Sabre EMEA Awards in the Medical Technology category for their outstanding work with CMR Surgical and were finalists in the Small Consultancy of the Year category at the Communiqué Awards 2019.

Role Overview

We are looking for prior experience working in healthcare PR, including for the pharmaceutical industry. The successful candidate will manage client accounts across our healthcare team and will be involved in new business development.

Experience in product PR for large pharmaceutical companies, including launching new medicines, data communications, disease awareness programmes and knowledge of the regulations surrounding healthcare communications would be highly beneficial.

For the right person, this will be an exciting and hugely rewarding role. You will have the opportunity to work with some of London’s leading healthcare PR professionals and an inspiring range of clients.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Staying abreast of the media, identifying opportunities for coverage and issues that require sensitive management
  • Maintaining relationships with journalists, patient groups, KOLs and other key stakeholders
  • Translating science stories for the public, healthcare professionals and patients
  • Finding creative ways to sell in stories to print and broadcast journalists
  • Leveraging digital and social media channels
  • Managing media and stakeholder events
  • Actively participating in client meetings and ensuring prompt and accurate follow up
  • Managing projects against agreed timelines and budgets
  • Drafting high quality, ‘right first time’ materials for client review
  • Contributing creatively towards new business pitches as part of the presentation team
  • Developing/mentoring junior team members
  • Managing external resources

Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of healthcare/pharmaceutical PR, both product and corporate
  • Strong written and oral communications
  • Effective time, project and financial management
  • Client focused with close attention to detail
  • Familiarity with relevant media (print, broadcast and digital)
  • Curiosity about the news and industry environment
  • Relevant and demonstrable vendor management experience
  • Experience coordinating account teams and managing junior members