Vacancy: Public Affairs Consultant, Healthcare (Brussels)

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Vacancy: Public Affairs Consultant, Healthcare
Starting date: as soon as possible
Placement: Brussels, Belgium

Rud Pedersen Public Affairs is looking for a Public Affairs Consultant to join our fast-growing Brussels office in its healthcare practice. The Brussels office opened last year, and we are now looking to strengthen our team.   The role will focus primarily on the healthcare sector, although there may be opportunities to work with other business areas, depending on client needs.

We offer the opportunity to work and grow in a fast-paced but energetic consultancy environment.   We offer the opportunity to develop within the Rud Pedersen team, working with our Brussels partners, and also with the wider company.

Rud Pedersen has six offices in five countries and over 120 consultants with experience in politics and/or public administration. The Rud Pedersen Group consists of four brands and a total of more than 150 colleagues throughout Europe.

The position

The consultant will work with colleagues in Brussels as well as the teams in national markets, on healthcare related assignments from our portfolio of global pharmaceutical clients.

In particular, the role entails:

  • Working directly with our group head of healthcare on both Brussels (EU level) and pan-European advocacy and communications;

  • Liaising directly with our pharmaceutical client base in the healthcare practice;

  • Managing the day-to-day implementation of client programmes; ranging from monitoring and intelligence, to outreach to the EU institutions

  • Supporting the growth of our Brussels healthcare practice through thought-leadership and presence in relevant Brussels fora;

  • Coaching other team members in all aspects of public affairs and communications.

The position is based in Brussels and may require some travel to other European cities, depending on client needs.

Your profile

Our ideal candidate for this position will have the following profile:

  • 5 years’ experience of working with the healthcare sector on EU public policy, market access and disease area awareness-raising

  • A passion for the healthcare industry, its issues, public affairs and communication challenges

  • A track record of working with or in the EU institutions or national government

  • Ideally, experience of working in a public affairs/communications consultancy

  • The ability to explain the link between public policy and political developments and the impact on the business of our clients

  • An enthusiasm for conducting public affairs and communications in all its forms, from direct outreach to social media engagement

  • An entrepreneurial spirit that seeks to constantly improve our offering to clients

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. political science, health policy)

  • Full professional proficiency in English, with working knowledge of French or another EU official language.

Please send your application in the form of a CV (no Europass) and a covering letter to: for the attention of Mr. Martin Bresson, no later than close of business Friday 8 June 2018.