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Programme Director

£45k-£60k + benefits | Buckinghamshire |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Client Services |  Permanent  | Ref:888374

The Role

Programme Director - Medical Communications Agency - Buckinghamshire, just outside the M25 - £45k-£60k benefits

Looking for something different to the traditional Account Director position? Would you like to be more involved with the finer programme details? This strategic hybrid role offers just this.


The Company

After an incredibly positive 2019 so far, this company are continuing to grow with a brand-new position in the business. You will join a company who:

  • Provide compelling traditional and digital medical education programmes, 80% of which is meetings focused
  • Offer a creative and collaborative environment
  • Provide variety with therapy areas: Haematology, Hep C, breast cancer, diabetes, HIV, Urology and many more
  • Work with a substantial number of major pharma companies, including long-standing clients since the company opened 12 years ago
  • Have a specialist division working on an incredibly exciting global biosimilar account
  • Are based within a beautiful, idyllic village with boutique stores, coffee shops and restaurants on the doorstep.


The Role

There are two avenues which the Programme Director can take:

  • Focus on medical education strategy and programme design
  • Leading the programme team with a focus on delivery



To be considered for this Programme Director vacancy, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience working as a Programme Director, Project Director, Account Director or similar within a medical communications / medical education agency environment
  • Highly competent in leading technical conversations with healthcare professionals and KOLs
  • An interest in science
  • Life sciences degree as a minimum


What should you do next?

Please apply for an initial, informal call to discuss the company and this Programme Manager opportunity in more detail to see if it is a good match for you. Your details won't be shared with the company without your consent.

This Programme Manager role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to develop your skillset and scientific understanding with a hybrid role incorporating content alongside traditional client services responsibilities. To discuss further, please submit your current CV.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.



Katie Goulbourn

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

I work within the medical communications and medical education team, recruiting on behalf of medical communications and pharmaceutical events agencies across the UK

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

I specialise in recruiting for mid-senior level positions in medical communications, across both client services and editorial.

Typical job roles I recruit for include:

  • Account Manager, Senior Account Manager, Account Director
  • Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Director
  • Medical Writer, Senior Medical Writer, Principal Medical Writer
  • Medical Editor, Senior Medical Editor
  • Events Manager, Events Director

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

In medical communications, there are a lot of vacancies to very few candidates, which means candidates are in a really strong position when they start their job search. We are able to run through a number of suitable options with each candidate, shortlisting their top 2-3 opportunities to focus on, and then guide the candidate through the application, interview and offer processes.

Who is your biggest idol / inspiration and why?

My Dad, due to his ambition and credibility in his industry.

What is your greatest fear?


You’re stranded on a desert island – what one thing could you not live without?

Hot chocolate


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