The Talent Acquisition Manager is responsible for sourcing the best talent within the healthcare communications industry for our growing business in Europe (UK and Nordics).

Working closely within the teams, this role will advise and support all levels of Hiring Managers within the organisation and will be involved in all stages of the recruitment cycle.

Reporting into the HR Director, the Talent Acquisition Manager will have real ownership to drive forward our recruitment strategy and will be responsible for managing and mentoring our HR Team Administrator.

This role will have a lot of independent project work and therefore has real potential to drive the Talent function and influence the people strategy in line with business objectives.


Talent planning/organisation development

  • Working alongside Senior Management Teams to identify talent gaps and help them formulate briefs
  • Proactive talent pipelining
  • Evaluating the market and advising the HR Director to ensure we continue to offer the most competitive compensation packages
  • Providing interview training to consultants and others in the business as required
  • Devise creative ideas to engage and communicate with alumni and hi-po talent within the marketplace


  • Formulation of the recruitment brief
  • Advertising roles through the most appropriate channels
  • Sourcing candidates directly
  • Continuing to build positive relationships with our existing recruitment agencies and ensuring we have the best terms in place with our Preferred Supplier List (PSL)
  • Screening candidates
  • Scheduling interviews (with support from the HR Administrator)
  • Creating contracts of employment
  • Advising on best practice relating to candidate experience
  • Negotiating and making offers to candidates
  • Ensuring AXON attracts and recruit the most diverse talent through inclusive recruitment advertising and screening processes.


  • Working alongside the HR Officer to ensure successful on-boarding and integration of candidates into our teams.


  • Helping to elevate each brands’ profiles through attending industry events and building network with HR and comms communities
  • Supporting awards entries where relevant
  • Working with the Global Marketing Manager to ensure talent initiatives and activities are being promoted online in a regular and timely way

At AXON we actively encourage the team to be involved in activities outside of their day-to-day work. Whether that’s being involved in our social, marketing or CSR Electives, attending networking events, or running training sessions on topics they have a personal interest in (some recent examples include mindfulness and nutrition). We have a keen focus on training and development and as a rough guide, suggest employees aim to complete 37.5 hours of learning a year.  Whether that be through online learning, classroom training, or attending external events, that’s one week a year dedicated to your development.


  • Experience of working within recruitment (either within a recruitment agency or in-house)
  • Experience spent in a Healthcare Communications or Medical agency environment is desirable
  • Experience using Applicant Tracking Systems and/or LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Understanding of legal compliance issues such as IR35, GDPR and Right to Work in the UK
  • Ability to build relationships and work alongside a variety of levels within an organisation
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentorship abilities
  • A pro-active and team-focused mind-set
  • A drive to develop, as an individual, and within a team


As well as the basic salary, great social events and a culture of continual learning, our competitive benefits package* includes:

  • Employer pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance (for you and your family)
  • Death in Service
  • Critical Illness
  • Income Protection
  • Travel insurance (for you and your family)
  • An annual ‘wellness’ benefit after one year’s service
  • Paid sabbaticals after 5 years’ service

*Benefits are contingent on successful completion of probation period.


AXON is a global healthcare communications agency that ignites change in healthcare. Through the power of life-changing communications, we contribute to medical advances that improve lives. At the core of every scientific innovation and advancement, there is a simple and compelling story to be told. We know how to tell that story, how to use the right tools to reach the right audiences at the right time, to provoke meaningful change.

We specialize in advising clients on medical affairs, clinical studies, real-world evidence, marketing, advocacy, and communications, all underpinned by insights and creative strategy. AXON has an international reach, with offices in Copenhagen, London, New York, and Toronto, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, we have a deep heritage and expertise in healthcare strategy and communication, and we continue to learn and grow in the fast-changing healthcare sphere. AXON is proudly an AVENIR GLOBAL company.

Equal Opportunities

AXON is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and non-discrimination. At all times we aim to recruit, develop and promote the very best people, basing judgment solely on suitability for the job. We particularly encourage applications from those who associate as neurodiverse, those who have a disability, come from ethnic minority backgrounds or those from the LGBTQ+ community.


If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a copy of your CV to [email protected] or complete form below.