PM Society and HCA Job Specification

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PM Society and HCA Job Specification

Job Title

Careers Engagement Manager

Job Summary

The HCA (Healthcare Communications Association) and PM Society (Pharmaceutical Marketing Society) are joining forces to engage with new talent on the opportunities and careers within the healthcare industry. One of the biggest challenges that the industry faces is attracting new talent (outside of the industry). We are looking for a new role; Careers Engagement Manager to support and manage this exciting venture. A fantastic opportunity to work with a small but senior team l (team of four) in this newly created partnership, where there is potential for future opportunities beyond this initiative.  

If you are a great communicator and excited by the opportunity of helping to plan, and lead the implementation of an engagement initiative, then please keep reading! We are looking for someone who ‘gets’ strategy and is able to run with it, has experience in mapping out and/or managing campaigns, or internal engagement projects, is self-motivated, takes initiative and able to work independently. Happy to roll-up their sleeves and get involved in all aspects of the role, from running a stand at career fairs and joining in on other events, as well as writing and developing website/social content. Ultimately representing the new partnership between HCA and PM Society, raising awareness and engaging new talent into the fantastic career opportunities within Healthcare Communications. 

This is a great opportunity to make a real difference within the Healthcare Communications  industry, connecting with a broad range of stakeholders and influencers across the sector.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads the development and implementation of our engagement initiatives with support and input from HCA/PM Society team members
  • Help input into strategy and lead on project initiatives 
  • Development and implement marketing, website and social content, in collaboration with key HCA/PM Society team members 
  • Networking with potential new talent; attendance at career fairs and/or other events. Confidently manning a stand and promoting the fantastic career opportunities within the Healthcare Communications industry, representing the PM Society/HCA partnership
  • Communication lead between key internal and external stakeholders and ensuring alignment to responsibilities, timings and deliverables 
  • Project management of the various streams of initiatives and driving force to deliver against timeline and deadlines to meet objectives


  • Excels in communication and relationship building (verbal and written) 
  • Healthcare industry/service industry experience is an advantage 
  • Events management experience is an advantage
  • Experience in managing a campaign or engagement programmes in a communications, marketing or HR role 
  • Project management skills and excels in project delivery
  • Self-starter and innovative problem solver 
  • A clear and confident presenter
  • Excellent attention to detail 

Hours and location 

  • Up to 22.5 hours per week, over 4 or 5 days, working remotely, meeting on average, once a month in a central or west London location. 


  • Initial requirement is a 12 month fixed contract, with a possibility of extending thereafter. Salary 25K - 30K (FTE Salary 40K-50K) dependant on experience.

Who are the HCA and PM Society?

Both the HCA (Healthcare Communications Association) and PM Society (Pharmaceutical Marketing Society) are well established not-for-profit organisations with membership, supporting all in the Healthcare Communications  industry. The members comprise of in-house teams, agencies, third sector and individuals working in national and global healthcare communications across diverse business sectors, including pharma and biotech companies. Supporting the industry is front and centre of what both organisations do, with a mission to drive best practice and recognise excellence, provide education and development support and offer network, sharing of knowledge and mentoring opportunities. 

The HCA (Healthcare Communications Association)

The HCA vision is to champion all those working in healthcare communications.
They operate with a CEO and a small central team, who work with board members who volunteer their time. The board and CEO ensure that strategic, business and operational plans support the organisation’s vision, mission and strategic direction and priorities. We run training course, online and hybrid events addressing on trend topics, and special initiatives in efforts to provide support into the industry on key areas. For more information,

The PM Society

The PM Society believes excellent healthcare communications leads to better outcomes for patients. Established over 40 years ago to serve the needs of the pharmaceutical industry and its service agencies. It is organised and directed by the Board, Executive Committee and Committee, steering the direction of the Society and working hard to forge close working relationships with other industry groups, for the benefit of its’ membership. Outside of the work of these central groups, we run interest groups, training courses, awards and special initiatives, all focussed on achieving our purpose as an organisation.

The PM Society runs two highly regarded Award schemes to help recognise excellence; The PM Society Awards highlight creativity, innovation and impact across a range of creative communications work. The PM Society Digital Awards focus solely on digital work and reward innovation and effectiveness as well as recognising people and teams. For more information 

Diversity & Inclusion

All applications will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, age, faith or social background. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

If this role sounds of interest, please send you CV and a covering letter to

PM Society
19 April, 2023