May 15, 2023

Medical Director

£80,000 - £90,000 yearly
  • MedComms People Limited
  • Jordans
Full time Healthcare Communications Medical Communications Medical Education

Job Description

Our client creates and develops medical education and communications for their pharmaceutical clients. Due to continued growth, our client is looking for a Medical Director to join their team in Buckinghamshire.

In this role, you will oversee the output of the writing and editorial teams and lead the development of medical and scientific strategies for key accounts. Working closely with the Managing Director, you will assist in planning the company’s scientific and strategic consultancy services and define the scientific strategy for key business development activities.

This is a great chance to join a successful agency in a role where there is plenty of room for development and growth. The successful candidate and will receive a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package that includes 25 days holidays, healthcare (extendable to family), pension, flexible working, and bonus scheme.


  • Work on new business proposals and pitches and take a lead role in proposal writing and pitches
  • Manage and mentor the medical writing and editorial teams and support them to grow and develop their teams, team members, strategic abilities and knowledge, and the systems and processes
  • Provide scientific oversight accounts and senior level strategic advice to allocated accounts
  • Ensure that content programmes / projects are of the highest standard
  • Design, run, and facilitate external workshops, expert panels, and strategic workshops
  • Take responsibility for the agency’s client feedback scores around our strategic competency on relevant accounts


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A PhD or post graduate qualification in Medicine or a biomedical science
  • Significant experience of working within medical affairs, medical, or marketing gained within a medical communications agency
  • Experience of developing global and local communications programmes at a strategic level throughout all launch phases
  • Expertise in medical writing within both medical and marketing contexts
  • Ability to motivate, mentor and train other team members
  • Availability for domestic and international travel


To be considered for this role you must live in the UK and have significant previous medical communications experience with an agency.

This is a great opportunity to work closely with the Strategic Leadership Team and directly influence current and future projects.

For more information or to submit an application for this role, please contact Sabine Willms on 01932 797963 or

MedComms People is a specialist recruiter in medical and healthcare communications. We’ve built many long-term relationships with candidates and clients. We’re now trusted recruitment partners to many leading companies, big, small, network and independent.

Our consultants are knowledgeable and professional and will be happy to offer information and advice. We are with you every step of the way, providing a supportive and communicative service that we will tailor to your unique needs.

Due to client sensitivities and in some cases timing issues we are unable to advertise all the roles that we are currently working on. If you can’t find the perfect role amongst our advertised roles, please call Sabine Willms on 01932 797963 to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Salary description

£80000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits: 25 days holidays, healthcare (extendable to family), pension and bonus scheme.

Job Reference

MCP 4398

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