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Associate Brand Director

Health Unlimited

Application ends: June 1, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
  • Location
  • Apply before
    June 1, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description


We are Health Unlimited and we are looking for an Associate Brand Director to join our communications team based in Soho, London.

You will work with the brightest and most ambitious colleagues in health communications as well as across creative, digital and medical education. We take a creative approach to everything we do – putting our audience first to achieve tangible outcomes. We have an entrepreneurial culture, which encourages and supports everyone to bring the best ideas to our clients.

The Associate Brand Director is a key role within our agency. We seek a strong leader and team player who works collaboratively while also being confident in making key strategic decisions and growing the business. Leading a range of accounts and projects, you will take pride in gaining the trust and respect of clients, demonstrating innovation and creativity beyond client expectations, and developing exceptional communications, marketing, and brand programmes.

This role would suit a marketing specialist looking to expand their oversight and experience in building up a thriving business unit.

Please note this is a hybrid role with 1 day a week required in the office.

Day to day of the role will include:

Brand lead responsibilities

  • Working with leadership, define and strengthen our brand offer.
  • Lead on the development of new brand / marketing clients and accounts.
  • Working with leadership and operations, ensure processes and resource in team are in place to deliver brand work.
  • Oversee delivery, alone or with leadership, as appropriate, on clients and accounts with a brand element.
  • Be the agency source of expertise for brand and marketing questions, mentoring and advising colleagues where appropriate.
  • Monitor market and competitor trends around brand, ensuring that our offer remains competitive and up to date.

Financial responsibilities

  • Effective financial planning and awareness of the implications of profitability, financial reporting and forecasting of accounts as assigned to you.
  • Ensuring accounts under your remit are profitable and over-service is kept to a minimum.
  • Ensuring accurate and timely invoicing, budget tracking and reconciling by the team.

 New business responsibilities

  • Confident development and presentation of new business proposals.
  • Proactive development of existing accounts through identification of opportunities for organic growth and conversion into new or ongoing work from clients.
  • Identification of new business opportunities in target areas.
  • Mentor/line-manage multiple team members within the company and help develop their ability and experience through coaching and experience building.

Account and team responsibilities

  • On-going effective leadership and management of all accounts under your remit.
  • In-depth and confident understanding of clients’ strategic goals.
  • Provide insights into new therapy areas and key audiences quickly and confidently.
  • Flawless implementation of account activities as well as directing and managing others to do so.
  • Regular and appropriate updates with the management team.
  • Management and mentoring of teams to build their communications expertise and client service skills.
  • Strong leadership to engage and inspire your teams and the wider team within the consultancy.


  • You will have experience in ethical health marketing or integrated advertising with a working knowledge of omnichannel marketing and integrated brand campaign delivery.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients at senior levels.
  • Must be a polished, persuasive, and strategic communicator – both written and verbal/presentation, with a solid understanding of the editorial skills needed for excellence in communication.
  • Insight development and understanding of end user needs (Patient, KOL, HCP, client, etc).
  • Confident management of the creative process, from brief creation through to evaluation and presentation of ideas, campaigns and assets.
  • Brand strategy experience including leading client workshops and developing brand strategy/plans.
  • Experience delivering integrated communication, marketing, or advertising toolkits/campaigns at a regional or global level.
  • Experience with Veeva and Salesforce Marketing Cloud or other CRM platforms.
  • Patient and HCP journey planning


The benefits we offer focus on better balance between work and personal life, rewarding all our dedicated employees, rejuvenating health, body and mind and career development. We understand that our people are what makes us excellent, just a snapshot of the extensive benefits package we provide to support you includes:

  • Holiday Entitlement – 25 days per year, increasing by one day per year after two years of service (up to a maximum of 30 days per holiday year)
  • Purchase Holiday – opportunity to purchase up to five additional days of annual leave per year
  • Birthday Day off
  • Christmas Office Closure (usually three days) – separate to holiday entitlement
  • Flexible Bank Holiday Days
  • Volunteering Day
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption benefits
  • Pension Contributions – in line with auto enrolment guidelines, 5% employee contribution and 3% employer
  • Electrical Car Scheme
  • Tastecard
  • Opportunity to Working Abroad (up to 4 weeks)
  • Long-Service Awards – at each five-year milestone
  • Healthcare cashback scheme
  • Social events

As an equal opportunities workplace, we have a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, socio-economic status, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, neuro divergence, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. Whether you’re just getting your foot in the door, or you are an experienced employee whose life circumstances are shifting, we are committed to creating a workplace that reflects the world we want to live in and are therefore flexible to accommodate each individual’s needs as best as we can.