The role is covered in the following locations: Brighton, Guildford, Tonbridge, London

Company Information

Ogilvy Health is the health division of Ogilvy the most highly-awarded creative agency worldwide in 2021.

Ogilvy's health division is one of the largest global networks in healthcare communications and provides strategic, integrated communication solutions for our clients, including many of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry.

Ogilvy Health UK is made up of healthcare communication specialists across the disciplines of medical education and communications; brain sciences; brand promotion; digital and social; strategic planning; public relations and creative/design. Ogilvy believe they are like no other: they blaze new trails; encourage a culture of creativity and innovation; challenge, and change; recognise and reward the team.

In medical education, our approach is founded on expertise that combine biomedical science, learning theory and behaviour change to create impactful medical and professional education.

Ogilvy are Scientifically Grounded, Creatively Driven.

Role Overview

Ogilvy Principal Medical Writers are responsible for:

Designing and creating the full range of medical education/communication programmes for implementation under their guidance

Directing delivery of high quality scientific content and providing internal leadership of editorial teams across several accounts

Leading scientific discussions with clients and external experts, face to face and on calls
Developing scientific strategy to inform tactical planning of accounts, both internally and with clients

Managing editorial resource

Driving organic growth opportunities on accounts

Acting as scientific lead for proposals and pitches

Line management, mentoring, coaching, and training

This role can be based out of London, Oxford, Manchester, or fully remote.

Person Specification


Extensive healthcare, medcomms or meded agency experience as a Senior Medical Writer

A track record of scientific and editorial leadership for large/complex accounts

Strong leadership and communication skills, high emotional intelligence, the ability to adapt your approach according to the needs of clients and teams, and the ability to respond rapidly to situations and manage internal/external issues

Ability to deliver eventsand experience of digital projects

A track record of identifying organic growth and contributing scientific insight to proposals and pitches

Excellent understanding of pharmaceutical regulations, e.g. ABPI, GPP3, ICMJE



Private Medical Cover/Leisure Allowance/Dental Cover
Life Assurance
Income Protection Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP, provided by LifeWorks)
Pension Scheme
Free Eye Tests and Contribution to Corrective Devices
Enhanced Maternity/Adoption Pay (EMP or EADP)
Enhanced Paternity Pay (EPP)
Government Provided Tax-Free Childcare
Recruitment Bounty for Permanent UK Hires
WPP Worldwide Ownership Plan
Season Ticket Loans
Dexters Property Rental Assistance
WPP Group Discounts
Enhanced Sick Leave
Cycle-To-Work Scheme

Performance Development
L&D Academy
Professional Coaching
Wellness Lab

25 Days Holiday Entitlement
Flexible Working Hours
Birthday Day
Sabbatical Policy
Additional Leave (unpaid)
Additional Discretionary Leave in December
Bank Holidays
Time Off in Lieu Policy
Volunteer Day

LifeWorks Perks
Social Committee Calendar
Free Weekly Bar Night (London)

14 Apr 2023

Sebastian Hall

Heathcare Comms Recruiter 01494818024

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