AXON is looking for a strategic, creative, Account Director with an enthusiasm for science-driven communications to join our dynamic team of healthcare communications specialists. This dynamic PR role entails working with leading healthcare clients, collaborating on stream strategy for talent and growth, driving creative and strategic comms solutions, and helping propel our overall business success. In addition to contributing to and leading high-level strategy and new business development, you will also be responsible for inspiring, coaching and empowering our exceptional team, to deliver outstanding work for some of our most high-profile clients.

Working across the product life cycle, you will be instrumental in both internal and external global brand communications across areas such as oncology, ophthalmology, corporate comms, and neuroscience. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in our growing healthcare sustainability work.

You will work alongside some of the most talented people in the industry, including our in-house Insights & Intelligence and Creative teams, to produce integrated, innovative solutions that help our clients to meet their objectives.

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.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience from a similar role in a fast-paced communications environment (in-house or agency)
  • A strong network of contacts in healthcare communications across industry and media
  • Industry knowledge and familiarity with current events
  • Ability to lead and inspire your colleagues and teams
  • Skills in addressing challenging situations effectively and with sensitivity
  • A flair for creative solutions, and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Strong skills in translating high-level scientific communications into accessible materials
  • A keen eye for detail and an emphasis on quality
  • Great communication skills and the ability to build rapport across cultures
  • Flexible and collaborative style

Who We Are

At AXON, we simplify complex information to improve outcomes in healthcare, bringing together the right people with the right expertise to provide our clients with integrated, multichannel communications solutions. As an agency, we are passionate about healthcare communications and combine a personal touch with professionalism. Our expertise includes medical communications, public relations, clinical trial services and market access communications/consultancy for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, animal health and functional food companies. AXON has an international reach, with offices in London, Brighton, New York, Toronto and Copenhagen, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, AXON is 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 judgement solely on suitability for the job. We particularly encourage applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as disabled people, ethnic minorities, and neurodiverse people.

COVID-19 and Work Location

Whilst our employees are currently predominantly working from home, we will move to a hybrid model of working in the future across our office locations.
We anticipate that some of our team will start returning to the office in the coming months. We will ensure that our office remains COVID-secure and in line with government guidance are conducting risk assessments and putting precautions in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff.

This said, we want to create an inclusive environment for a diverse workforce and we know that everyone has different needs. We therefore offer flexible working and are open to having a conversation around what flexibility means for you (considering work location and working patterns).

Please note that candidates must have permission to work in the location for which they are applying.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a copy of your CV to hr-ldn@axon-com.com