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Head of Scientific Services

£90k | Hampshire, Surrey |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:889509

The Role

Head of Scientific Services - Medical Education & Communications - Surrey / Hampshire - 20 minutes out of Clapham Junction. Free onsite parking. Agile working - £90k


The Company

Independent agency who are going from strength to strength and produce world class and award-winning programmes. Embarking on an exciting growth phase that you can be an integral part of….

  • Truly innovative, compelling and outstanding medical education programmes, including edutainment and scientific storytelling.
  • Blend scientific insights and creative thought in all their outputs
  • Global reach from their Hampshire base, delivering international medical communications programmes
  • Passionate, experienced and dedicated team with high retention across the business.
  • Agile working to facilitate remote working requiring only monthly office meetings and travel as required by client needs.
  • Comprehensive benefits including annual bonus, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, sabbaticals, free parking, health & Wellbeing perks, childcare vouchers, flexible working, private healthcare, life assurance and many other things too!


The Role

This agency has plans for significant growth over the next 3 years and the appointment of a Head of Scientific Services will be imperative for this expansion.

  • Nurture the high performing scientific services team, providing leadership, guidance, inspiration, support, promotion opportunities and scientific direction.
  • Identify opportunities with new and existing clients to increase the scope of work from individual projects to comprehensive programmes of work.
  • Be instrumental in winning new business by enhancing the synergistic value offering of the Scientific Services department.
  • Provide scientific counsel externally and internally, deliver strategic communication workshops and be an external facing ambassador maximising opportunity to engage clients with high level scientific support.
  • Manage the structural, financial and logistical needs of the department.
  • Key member of the senior management team involved in key strategic decisions.



With a solid career in medical education agencies, you will have a broad understanding of international medical communications practices and their application to pharmaceutical brands at various stages of the product lifecycle.

  • The energy and ability to engage and excite any audience about science and medicine
  • A passion for planning and directing the translation of science into engaging content for a variety of media across multiple channels.
  • Successful team building and leadership of scientific and editorial staff
  • Active participation in the development presentation and winning of high value new business pitches and significant organic business growth.


What should you do next?

This Head of Scientific Services role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to be a key member of the Senior Management team inputting into key strategic decisions of the company, with functional accountability for the Scientific Services team. 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.



Louise Lavelle

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

Healthcare Communications covering Medical Communications, Medical Education, Healthcare Advertising and PR.

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

Client Services: Senior Account Director, Group Account Director, Client Services Director, Director of Client Services, Business Unit Director, Managing Director, Business Development Director, Strategic Solutions Director, Client Partnership Director, Agency Lead

Editorial: Scientific Team Lead, Editorial Lead, Scientific Director, Editorial Director, Senior Scientific Specialist, Executive Scientific Director, Senior Scientific Director, Director of Scientific Services, Business Unit Director, Managing Director, Agency Lead

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

Employee health and wellbeing, flexible and remote working, IR35.

What is your greatest fear?

Debilitating Illness


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