Global Counsel is seeking an Associate Director in our Global Health and Life Sciences practice (HLS), based in London. The role will be as part of the leadership team of the HLS practice, helping to shape the strategy and lead engagement with a range of UK and international clients.
This role is designed for a senior consultant with the personal drive, UK political insight and commercial awareness to manage the needs of an exceptional portfolio of clients and to develop a growth strategy for the practice. Global Counsel is looking for someone who will play a flexible leadership role across a wide range of high-profile policy and political issues.
Provide expert, strategic, actionable advice and thought leadership to GC clients on the risks and opportunities arising from UK health-related politics, policy and regulation.
Tailor advice to clients ranging from the C-suite to public policy teams who are looking for guidance on UK-related issues in the health space.
Ensure the successful delivery of client work that will include policy analysis, guidance on political brand strategies, the development of cutting edge thought leadership and innovative approaches to public policy engagement and advocacy.
Lead business development campaigns and pitch processes including the development of health events as part of the team’s broader marketing campaigns and efforts to contribute to policy debate and discussion.
Build and maintain relationships with clients and a wide network of business and policymakers at senior levels.
Act as an ambassador for Global Counsel at relevant industry and policy events, and invest in developing the skills, expertise and reputation of yourself and others.
Collaborate across Global Counsel, to provide a holistic, comprehensive offer to clients.
Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of the UK health policy landscape and experience of navigating the UK political and legislative processes.
At least eight years’ experience providing public policy advice and/or working in a political environment, including working in the private sector, a trade association, consultancy or similar.
A track record of effective team leadership and development.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in English.
A motivated self-starter who works well independently and as part of a team.
This is a full-time role based in London. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
An opportunity to work with world-class advisers and political experts in a fast-growing firm, alongside a strong professional development program including a personal training budget.
A competitive salary and bonus structure, a robust benefits package and opportunities to work from our offices across the world.
A commitment to work-life balance, with flexible working, 25 days holiday allowance plus public holidays, enhanced parental leave, discretionary winter holiday office closures, and sabbaticals.
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About Global Counsel
Global Counsel brings together a team with diverse experience across the public and private sectors. Since our establishment in 2010 we have developed a wide range of services and capabilities for corporates and investors.
Global Counsel helps companies and investors across sectors to anticipate the ways in which politics, regulation and public policymaking create both risk and opportunity, and to develop and implement strategies to meet these challenges. We provide them with due diligence support to build compelling, evidence-based campaigns to engage in policy debates.
Our work is supported by high quality analytical content and collateral that is politically and economically informed and which builds quickly into executable strategy.
Our team is led by former public policymakers and political advisors with experience at the highest level of government. We have offices in London, Brussels, Washington DC, Singapore and Doha and are supported by a network of partners in other key markets.