PR Account Director

PR Account Director – London / WFH

Salary DOE (negotiable) plus benefits

This role is being offered on a hybrid basis

Although this role is being advertised as a PR Account Director, Senior Account Managers and Senior Account Directors will also be considered

We have an excellent opportunity for a PR Account Director to join a pharmaceutical PR Agency based in London.  They are part of an award-winning, independent group of companies which unite in their drive to provide ‘freethinking’ communications and engagement solutions to healthcare clients who crave a different approach, and they need a PR Account Director to join their busy team on a hybrid basis.

Job Description

The PR Account Director will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Manage, mentor and coach team members; contribute to performance review
  • Responsible for team development and improving its effectiveness
  • Drive opportunities for own personal learning and development
  • Be involved in the recruitment and selection of new staff
  • Inducting and mentoring new staff into the business
  • Day-to-day motivation and running of the team
  • Maintain direct liaison with clients on multi-project or programme basis
  • Scope and manage projects and budgets
  • Run/facilitate client meetings/workshops
  • Form partnerships between clients and external audiences
  • Co-ordinate the writing and delivery of programmes /presentations
  • Ongoing development and day to day management of programme strategies
  • Drive creative and innovative solutions for clients’ issues
  • Work cross practice to ensure new business opportunities are identified and executed
  • Deliver required revenue and profitability against monthly practice client plan
  • Develop financial forecasting and plans for client projects
  • Manage month-to-month financials for client projects including WIPs, budget reconciliation’s, invoicing
  • Effective management of team productivity and costs
  • Follows the company’s policies, procedures and controls
  • Ensure and maintain high quality work standards

The PR Account Director will have:

  • PR / communications background, preferably with ethical healthcare (pharmaceuticals) experience
  • A strong knowledge of emerging trends in healthcare and medicine development
  • Writing and proofreading skills at a high standard
  • Experience and interest in new business development – taking on research roles for new pitches and bringing your own perspective to new briefs
  • Understanding of social and digital media trends and the practicalities of incorporating these elements into PR campaigns
  • Passion for company development and expansion – making sure the company’s ethos of a strong work-life balance is maintained and that they continue to review and refine their working practices

What’s on Offer

  • 29 days annual – 25 plus an additional 3 at Christmas shutdown plus your Birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours of 10am-4pm
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes


Bluetree Recruits is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Bluetree Recruits Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

We offer equal opportunities to all candidates regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, age and other protected status as required by applicable law.

We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.

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PR Account Director
London / WFH
Salary DOE (negotiable) plus benefits
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