Associate Director

A client of Hanson Search is looking for an Associate Director in healthcare to further expand a talented team to support business growth across a broad client base. As an Associate Director you will shape and deliver strategic advice to clients, provide senior counsel, direction and advice to clients and colleagues, and assist Exec/Board in fulfilling management responsibilities. 

You will have experience of health public affairs or policy development through work in a previous agency/consultancy or in-house in a charity, commercial or public sector environment. The key requirements will be a solid understanding of health policy and passion for healthcare and a desire to apply these in a busy commercial environment and contribute to the success of a hard-working and passionate team. As an Associate Director you will be responsible for managing and guiding junior team members, ensuring effective team working and quality of work.

Key responsibilities

  • Act as senior counsel to clients, supporting the development of their communications strategies as a whole
  • Oversee all client contact whilst shaping and steering programme strategy and delivery and responsibility for servicing, profitability, forecasting and billing
  • Identify and extract data for analysis, generate hypotheses for investigation and identify top lines
  • Responsible for growing existing and winning new business, leading on pitches and networking for leads

The successful candidate will have

  • Minimum six years’ experience within agency/consultancy or in-house role within a commercial or patient/professional group setting
  • Experience leading and shaping effective campaigns or large-scale programme with demonstrable outcomes
  • Comprehensive understanding of the commercial healthcare and policy landscape
  • Experience directly line managing and managing teams up to 6 people

You can expect a great working environment and superb benefits to match, including: free breakfast, gym discounts, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme and much more.

If this is of interest. Please get in touch with lukeb@hansonsearch.com

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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Senior Consultant Luke Boobbyer

Luke joined Hanson Search in 2016 with a background in marketing. After working as a researcher supporting different markets across the business, Luke found his passion in the politics and public affairs team. Working his way up in the team for the last year, Luke is now a fully-fledged consultant with a competitive drive and strong knowledge of the industry. If you ever need to speak with someone confidentially about a brief or opportunity in public affairs, get in touch with Luke.


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