Portland is a fast-paced communications and public affairs consultancy. We are based in London, with offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Washington DC, Singapore, Doha and Nairobi.
Our health specialism has a large and growing list of leading UK and international organisations from the health and wellbeing, pharmaceutical, social care and charity sectors. We work on political and media campaigns for some of the most innovative treatments and solutions in the NHS today, from COVID-19 vaccines to first-time medicines for rare diseases.
We devise and implement communications and public affairs programmes across a number of areas including strategic consultancy and message development, political outreach and select committee training, corporate communications and media relations, issues and crisis management, digital and social media engagement, market access / Health Technology Appraisal communications, patient education and disease awareness campaigns.
We are looking for an Executive with an interest in running both public affairs and communications campaigns in our health speciality.
This is an entry level position, where you will play a supportive role to client teams taking direction from Associate Consultants and above.
You will be joining a team of consultants with unrivalled first-hand PR and PA experience at the highest level.
As an Executive, your proven experience to date may lean more towards PA or PR, however you should have knowledge or interest in the healthcare sector.
Person Specification Competences applicable to the post:
Providing a quality service
Team working and projects
Qualifications and skills
What we offer in return
We are committed to employee development and have an open doors culture where you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced people in the business. We regularly reward and promote success, and actively encourage staff to take on new challenges and responsibilities to aid progression.
Our remuneration package also includes our competitive pension contributions, private healthcare life assurance cover, company contribution to gym membership, wellbeing workshops and activities, company parties and much, much more!
At Portland we take a flexible approach to work and encourage our colleagues to do the same. All our roles are open to flexible working requests and we will consider all options during our recruitment process. This includes but is not limited to: flexible hours, home working, compressed hours and job sharing.
In addition, every permanent member of staff that works at Portland is eligible for our industry leading annual profit share. When Portland thrives, all of our people share in that success.
Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not possible to respond directly to all applicants, only to those whose candidacy is being pursued. In addition, the length of the recruitment process varies based on the vacancy needs. Traditionally, the process takes approximately 3-4 weeks. Therefore, your patience is greatly appreciated. Please let us know if you require any arrangements and/or reasonable adjustments to be made in order to fully take part in any part of the interview process here at Portland. Please let us know your requirements'.