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Programme / Account Director

£65K | South East, Buckinghamshire |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Client Services |  Permanent  | Ref:888257

The Role

Programme / Account Director - Healthcare Communications / Medical Education / Digital - Bucks, £65K

A digitally focused medical education agency with an impressive client list of big pharma and biotech companies. Looking to recruit a Programme Director to join their friendly, creative and ambitious team in a lovely town Buckinghamshire, with cafes, pubs and countryside on your doorstep!


The Company

Quick to understand the medical education needs of the brand, and then design and develop education programmes to achieve and support.

  • Creative, digital and innovative agency

  • Mostly UK and European accounts

  • 80% of their work is meetings based

  • TA's include Haematology, Hep C, Oncology, Urology, Diabetes and HIV.


The Role

Lead the design and implementation of medical education programmes, whilst providing leadership to the internal teams.

  • Facilitation and delivery of training workshops, advisory boards, symposia and stand-alone meetings.

  • Lead external stakeholder engagement to gain insights to inform programmes

  • Mentor and coach to support project and medical writing teams

  • Senior member contributing to the operational excellence of the agency.

  • Lead and deliver new business pitches.



Likely to have a solid career in Medical Education or Medical Communications, Programme Directors often come from an Account Director background, or maybe an Editorial / Scientific Team Lead who wants more variety and senior leadership responsibilities.

  • Comfortable and competent developing new business opportunities

  • Strategic input into management discussions and the future shaping of the agency.

  • Able to design and develop medical education programmes in line with client brief.

  • Motivational team lead keen to develop and nurture talent.


What should you do next?

This Programme Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to lead teams, work closely with clients and have a valued input into the agency. 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 do you work in?
Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?
I look after the Medical Education and Medical Communications roles such as medical writers and account managers.

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

Following companies and people of interest on LinkedIn, reading updates on MedCommsnetworking and PMLive, and catching up on relevant news on the "health" section of news websites. 

What's your favourite film and why?
I don't really watch films. Does Corrie count??

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
A chocolate-making machine that would be a normal household object to be used daily, like a toaster. 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?
I treat people as people, and not commodities. The recruitment process can be stressful and I am constantly mindful of peoples' feelings and overall goals. 


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