Portland is a fully integrated communications consultancy trusted by some of the highest profile organizations, governments and individuals in the world.
We deliver global communications and public affairs campaigns across multiple platforms, helping clients manage their reputation, improve their visibility and achieve their policy goals.
Our work is both national and international, with global offices in London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Washington DC, Singapore, Doha and Nairobi.
The team brings together specialists in healthcare policy, public affairs and communications. You will be joining a team of consultants with unrivalled first-hand PA and PR experience at the highest level.
We devise and implement integrated public affairs and communications programmes for both UK and EU/global clients.
Our clients include some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and biotechs, many of whom have become household names since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We advise our clients on the most pressing health issues in the world today: from shaping global vaccine policy, to bringing to market innovative medicines, to ensuring patients with rare conditions can access new treatments.
We are seeking a Senior Consultant to help lead our policy and public affairs work for a number of well-known clients in the pharmaceuticals and biotech sector.
The work you do at Portland will be career-defining: the successful applicant will be helping to solve some of the most important, high-profile, complex challenges in healthcare.
Supported by some the best consultants in the industry, you’ll be expected to lead account teams, plan stakeholder engagement campaigns and become a trusted adviser to your clients.
You will be guided and mentored by senior public affairs strategists with unrivalled experience in UK politics and beyond.
You will also support our commercial growth, helping to grow existing client accounts and win new ones.
The role is likely to suit someone currently working at Account Director level or equivalent.
You will have strong experience across the pharmaceutical and health sector, including experience of managing political and/or stakeholder relationships for a diverse range of clients and therapeutic areas.
Experience of UK healthcare public affairs is essential, while some experience of international public affairs would be an advantage.
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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'.