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Associate/Senior Associate

£Competitive | UK, Cheshire |  Advertising & PR, Medical Communications & Medical Education, Pharma Sales |  Permanent  | Ref:INTHC



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. 


The Role

Life Sciences Recruitment.        Consultant / Senior Consultant – Healthcare Comms

Wilmslow, South Manchester

We are Carrot Pharma Recruitment:

We’re a highly specialised recruitment consultancy, working with some of the world’s largest Pharmaceutical/Biotech/Life Sciences companies and we’re now looking to attract a number of talented people with strong 360 experience within a professional services sector. Have a look at our webpage and social media feeds to find out more about who we are and what we do – we think you’ll like what you see! -


What is the Opportunity?

We have an excellent opportunity at the Associate or Senior Associate level in our Healthcare Communications Team, recruiting a range of Editorial and Client Services positions for a number of key healthcare communications agencies across the UK, Europe and beyond. The successful candidate will join a superb team in a premium market where fee potential is significant and with plenty of scope for market expansion in the UK and abroad. It’s mainly permanent recruitment but with occasional opportunities to secure lucrative long term contract assignments.


Pay and Benefits at Carrot:

-          Flexibility around core hours

-          Highly competitive base salary dependent on experience

-          Very attractive commission scheme (monthly, quarterly & annual bonuses available)

-          25 days annual leave (including shut down at Christmas/New Year!)

-          2 additional duvet days per year!! *

-          Ability to buy additional 3 days annual leave

-          You’ll also be paid for any annual leave days left unused at the end of each year

-          Opportunity to earn significant rent/mortgage contributions*

-          Contributory pension scheme*

-          Private healthcare scheme*

-          iPhone*


*These benefits available after successful completion of probation.

Softer Benefits:

-          ‘Managerial rewards’ for great performance

·         E.g., meals out, vouchers, new shoes/trainers paid for!... etc

-          Smaller, more frequent rewards (Clever Carrots) for good work too

·         E.g., leave work early, £10 Costa vouchers, free lunch, brews made all day for you!

-          Beer & Fizz in fridge Friday’s! (finish the week with a well deserved drink at your desk)

-          Last Friday of the month we head off early as a team for drinks

-          Occasional subway lunches, bacon butties, cinema nights, social events and more

What’s in it for you?

We will provide full training on the healthcare communications sector and all related specialisms. Continued coaching throughout the recruitment process will also be provided. We actively encourage professional development and very much allow our consultants to work with real autonomy but with strong support where required.  The culture of the company has been described as friendly, busy, fun, collaborative and supportive. Our recent staff survey showed that 100% of the team feel motivated or very motivated which is excellent news and shows that all the time and resource we invest in our team is working! We are lucky enough to have a great brand, an innovative team and a great reputation within our sector. We will give you autonomy and the ability to grow your own ‘desk’ with the right level of support and encouragement.

What would we like to see from you?

-          Industry specific experience is not necessary, anyone with sales, telesales, customer services, B2B experience will be considered.

-          Experience needs to be in a professional services sector with ability to understand technical markets

-          Highly organised and tenacious with ability to prioritise tasks

-          Very strong communication skills and an ability to influence and negotiate effectively

-          Strong business developer

-          A good team player but enjoys working autonomously using initiative

-          A strong work ethic. Proactive and focused approach. Works at pace

-          Confident and not fazed by tasks outside your comfort zone, wants to push and learn

-          A personable demeanour and a sense of humour will ensure you fit well into our team!

Career Development:

As our business grows from strength to strength, this inevitably opens up new opportunities for strong performers to step up and take on new levels of responsibility. We have ambitious growth plans across many sectors of the life sciences industry and we are very focused on helping people achieve their ambitions. The career path starts as an Associate and with strong performance you can develop through Senior Associate, Consultant, Senior Consultant, Principal, Team Leader with opportunities to ‘head up’ one of our sectors or join the Senior Management Team.

So there is plenty to go for and what a great team and great environment to be part of.

What Next?

For further information or just an informal chat around your background and potential suitability, please don’t hesitate to call Louise Lavelle directly on +44 (0) 1625 541 037, or drop a note with your CV and covering letter explaining why you believe you are a strong candidate for this particular role to   We look forward to hearing from you!

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