Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy - INTERIM CONTRACT

Uxbridge, London (Greater) (GB)
Open to negotiation on hourly rate
27 Apr 2021
27 May 2021
Part Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

A leading biotech is looking for someone to join its Government Affairs team in the UK. Reporting into the Head of Government Affairs the Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy Manager will lead on developing impactful policy and public affairs plans aligned to its portfolio and will ideally have experience in one or more of the following therapeutic areas: inflammation, cardiovascular disease, oncology, bone health.


The candidate will lead on all patient advocacy group relations in a specific therapy area (to be agreed based on experience of the candidate and business need), developing and maintaining strong relations with our charity and PAG partners and representing the patient voice internally. The chosen candidate will have demonstrable experience of running successful public affairs or communications campaigns, and a track record of interacting with patient advocacy groups, KOLs, policy makers and think tanks, working in partnership to achieve meaningful change. Experience may be in agency or in-house at another healthcare-related organisation or at a patient advocacy group. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of skills which could include advocacy, campaigns, communications, public and government affairs or other related areas.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the life sciences and pharmaceuticals sectors and be familiar with the ABPI Code of Practice. They will be experienced at working in a matrix organisation and adept at working as part of a cross functional team. It is essential that this role can lead both from an external partnerships point of view but also internally, ensuring relevant stakeholders are briefed and bought in to activities and projects and kept appraised of them throughout the lifecycle of the work. As a key representative with external partners including patients, patient groups, politicians, policy makers and journalists you will be adept at flexing your style to the situation and tailoring your approach to the relevant audience.

Job location is flexible, with sites in both Uxbridge and Cambridge and home-working currently being implemented. Working hours TBD, with a view to the role being 3-4 days a week, flexible for the right candidate.

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