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Head of Copywriting

c£70k DOE Benefits Supportive Company Culture | London |  Advertising & PR, Creative- Copy |  Permanent  | Ref:889365

The Role

Head of Copywriting - Creative Healthcare Communications - Central London - c£70k DOE Benefits Supportive Company Culture

*This company is looking to interview asap, with interviews and the onboarding process occurring remotely*

This leading creative healthcare communications agency are seeking an experienced and Senior / Principal Medical Writer to oversee their Copy Team. Offering the opportunity to progress and the chance to join a supportive, inclusive and friendly team.


The Company

Based in gorgeous, open-plan offices in Central London this Creative Healthcare Agency is a stone's throw from the tube and boasts a friendly, supportive and collaborative atmosphere. They are seeking a Head of Copywriting to join the senior management team to play an integral role in the agencies creative offering:

  • Central location with excellent transport links and flexible working
  • Genuine work life-balance - with an emphasis on mental wellbeing and health
  • Hands-on training program heavily invested by the corporate head office
  • Collaborative atmosphere, with regular work socials, outings and events


The Role

As Head of Copywriting, you will play a key role in overseeing the strategy and development of the Copy Team. You will work closely with your team to respond to challenging and exciting client briefs, creating engaging and precise copy across all channels. You will work closely with the accounts and creative teams to provide a truly joined-up way of working to clients:

  • Providing oversight and quality control of written content to ensure it is meaningful and impactful
  • Mentoring the Copywriting Team, providing guidance and feedback
  • Promote collaboration and act as the key point of liaison between internal teams
  • Oversee and implement meaningful areas for training and development to help develop a solid team



This Head of Copywriting position is a rare opportunity and one not to be missed! You will be able to take the next step in your career, combining copywriting experience with management and strategic oversight. This would be a perfect opportunity for a Senior or Principal Writer seeking more from their role. To be considered you should have:

  • 3-5 years Medical Writing experience in a creative healthcare agency
  • Mentoring experience/ demonstrable leadership capability
  • Strong experience and knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and ABPI code of conduct
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Life Sciences Degree


What should you do next?

This Head of Copywriting role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to combine your excellent Medical Writing skills with leadership qualities. 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.



Alice Smith

Which team do you work in?

Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?

I specialise in healthcare advertising and PR roles. 

On the Client Services side these roles include: Account Executive jobs, Account Manager jobs, Account Director jobs, Business Unit Director jobs, Client Services Director jobs and Managing Director positions.

On the Copy side these roles include: Medical Writer jobs, Creative Copywriter jobs, Deputy Head of Copy jobs, and Copy Team Lead positions.

And on the Creative side the roles I work across include: Artworker jobs, Designer jobs, Creative jobs, Art Director jobs, Social Media Specialist jobs, Communication Specialist jobs, PR Specialist jobs and Corporate Communications Director positions. 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

Speaking to candidates and clients on a daily basis allows me to keep up-to-date with changes and news in my industry. I also find LinkedIn groups and professional journals are invaluable for keeping on top of industry topics. 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

Having studied art I like to think I look at things with a creative twist and have the ability to look beyond the obvious. This is helpful when it comes to guiding and advising candidates and clients to overcome potential problems and arrive at the best conclusion for all. 


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