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Medical Writing Lead

c£70K + Extensive Benefits | London |  Advertising & PR, Creative- Copy |  Permanent  | Ref:889209

The Role

Medical Writing Lead - Global Healthcare Agency - Central London with Remote Working - c£70K + Extensive Benefits

This highly successful and decorated global healthcare communications agency can offer it all: global network, close-knit team, award-winning work and extensive benefits designed to around you. If you're an experienced Senior Medical Writer with a passion for the science looking to take on an exciting leadership role then this is for you!


The Company

A hugely successful global healthcare communications agency with a reputation for producing thought-provoking and award-winning work at a global level. This agency is made up of industry experts with a passion for science and an eye for creativity, as Medical Writing Lead you will be responsible for the authenticity and ensuring that concepts are true to the science.

  • A close-knit team within a highly successful global network offering security and flexibility
  • Gorgeous modern offices in Central London and a flexible approach to remote-working
  • Collaborative working and an emphasis on sharing great ideas
  • Extensive benefits aimed to look after your health and wellbeing


The Role

As Medical Writing Lead you will carry out a dual role consisting of writing and mentoring a team of 4 to manage workloads, workflow and to ensure project aims are met. You will be responsible for overseeing the quality of writing that you and your team produces and working closely with the team as a whole to oversee your key accounts and brands. You will work closely with the Head of Copy taking ownership of the wider team management and allowing them to take more of a strategic role:

  • Provides scientific and creative oversight for clients and accounts
  • Building strong relationships and working effectively with internal teams to ensure all copy needs are met
  • Proactively identifies team training, areas of improvement and long-term development



The role of Medical Writing Lead is an exciting opportunity to take on more responsibilities and develop your experience as a Senior Medical Writer. It is a crucial role to drive forward the success of the team. To be considered you should have:

  • 5 years Senior Medical Writing experience in a healthcare communications agency
  • Scientific degree or relevant work experience
  • Mentoring experience/ demonstrable leadership capability
  • Strong experience and knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and ABPI code of conduct
  • Excellent communication skills and a nurturing personality


What should you do next?

This Medical Writing Lead 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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