About us

 

Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation.

From our offices across Europe and the Middle East, we adopt an integrated approach that connects the dots across channels, audiences and issues.

Our collective of smart, curious people think differently and live by a shared mission, purpose, vision, and values. These shape how we work, not just with our colleagues, but with clients and partners too.

Our mission is to ‘rewire communications for impact’ and harness its transformative power to advocate, trailblaze and make a difference.

We do this by igniting and empowering the potential of every individual within our company, recognising that each person is a unique spark, capable of creating extraordinary impact. We believe that by nurturing and harnessing the collective brilliance of our people, we can drive innovation, foster an uncommon work culture, and make a positive difference to society.

Embracing the complete range of skills and services across the communications spectrum without constraint, we create the best outcomes for our clients and deliver world-class work.

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Senior Account Executive to join our Healthcare Communications team, joining a team of experts in product PR, patient advocacy, crisis management, disease awareness, corporate communications, and media relations. 

The Senior Account Executive provides high-quality public relations services to Hanover’s existing healthcare clients, together with timely research and administrative support for new business activity.

The Senior Account Executive is also responsible for supporting press conferences and media events and, to a lesser extent, providing administrative support for client meetings. Senior Account Executives are required to establish demonstrably credible working relationships with clients, where appropriate.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Stay abreast of the media, with the goal of identifying opportunities for coverage
  • Draft high quality materials for client review
  • Maintain relevant records of target stakeholder and audience groups relevant to your clients and sectors
  • Contribute towards and actively participate in events including press conferences and stakeholder events, as agreed with project managers
  • Deliver specifically assigned areas of each discrete/new project to agreed timescales, on budget and to a high quality
  • Conduct value-add research and produce high quality draft intelligence reports for existing clients and sector specific new business meetings
  • Draft client meeting agendas and effective action notes arising from internal account meetings and sector specific new business meetings, together with efficient maintenance of new business databases
  • Contribute towards selected new business pitches as part of the wider team

Personal Management/Self Leadership

  • Promote and demonstrate the Hanover Values across the full range of the role
  • Contribute to opportunities for continuous improvement in all areas of role delivery and the wider team processes and practices
  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic and proactive attitude to assessing requirements, completing tasks and delivering results for clients and for Hanover
  • Contribute towards marketing activities/events to promote Hanover

Collaboration

  • Proactively establish relationships with your peers outside of your immediate team and across the wider business (including in other markets)
  • Take the time to understand what other teams in the business do (including in other markets)

Requirements

  • Previous experience in a relevant PR and communications position from either a UK public relations consultancy or in-house communications team
  • Good knowledge and understanding of healthcare communications
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Good existing business media contacts and a string desire to broaden and deepen these relationships
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organised
  • Effective time management and strong organisational skills
  • Experience of working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Demonstrable interest in UK media, business news and current affairs

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, your core benefits package will include:

  • An annual performance-related bonus plus additional bonus potential linked to recruitment, new business and long service
  • 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare insurance
  • A company pension plan, including 5% employer contribution

You’ll also have access to a wide range of opportunities and initiatives, including:

  • Flexible working policies, plus eligibility to apply for a sabbatical after 5 years’ service
  • Summer Fridays finish (3pm) – early Friday finish the rest of the year (4pm)
  • The Hanover Academy, which incorporates training, coaching, mentoring and reverse-mentoring opportunities to support personal development and career progression across all levels, with a generous training budget
  • International secondments as well as the opportunity to collaborate with all offices across the AVENIR GLOBAL’s network
  • Our Culture Club, with a robust social calendar all year round, Trailblazer of the Month award, Lunch & Learns, CSR activity, and an opportunity to win an Out of Office activity fund
  • A wellbeing programme, featuring (but not limited to) pre- and post-maternity leave coaching, a working parents’ group, subsidised gym membership, LiveSmart sessions on mindfulness, sleep, etc.

Hanover is an equal opportunities employer, committed to encouraging a balanced workforce within our company and the wider industry.

Please note, that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement + 

 

Hanover Communications is an equal opportunities employer, committed to creating and ensuring a fair, inclusive, and diverse work environment where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We believe that equality and diversity are essential to high performance and a thriving culture.

We maintain a strict no-tolerance stance against any form of discrimination and harassment, ensuring all individuals are treated equitably, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital or pregnancy status, genetic background, or any other attribute safeguarded under our company policies or federal, state or local laws and legislation.

We want to ensure that our hiring process is accessible. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an email to recruitment@hanovercomms.com with the nature of your request.

We are committed to transparency about how we collect and use your data, including ensuring we comply with legal obligations relating to data protection. You can view our data privacy policy here

Hanover is part of AVENIR GLOBAL’s powerhouse of specialist communications consultancies across EMEA and North America. Collectively we rank among the top 15 largest communication firms in the world.

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