Senior Consultant, Policy, Public Affairs and Communications

Policy & Public Affairs · Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Department Policy & Public Affairs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Are you a policy and public affairs expert with pharmaceutical experience or an understanding of the UK healthcare environment looking for career progression within a dynamic and evolving market access consultancy firm?


Do you want to make a real difference to patient access working in partnerships with our committed clients to accelerate access to innovative therapies? If you do, then MAP Patent Access is the right place for you!


We are a specialist market access consultancy that works with small to medium-sized life science companies wishing to launch in the UK and Europe, to help them navigate the access environment giving them the best chance of making their products routinely available as quickly as possible. We specialise in rare and orphan diseases, cell and gene therapies and oncology, and thrive on overcoming the most challenging and complex access issues.


We provide end-to-end holistic support with a cross-functional approach of which the Policy and Public Affairs team are an integral part.


Up to £70,000 FTE (based on experience)

Bonus + Private Medical Insurance + EMI Share Scheme

Work from Home (UK), with occasional office visit


You will support MAP’s Policy and Public Affairs team by managing and leading a range of client projects with a focus on delivering high-quality and effective policy and public affairs strategies, including policy monitoring, consultation and policy writing, event planning, client liaison, project management and stakeholder mapping. All the work we do aims to support clients shape and influence the access and uptake policy environment to improve access for patients. 


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Project leadership and delivery:

Working directly on projects to provide expert strategic and policy oversight, and strategic input and direction to a range of HTA submissions, market access and pricing projects, leading on the more complex projects, whilst supporting and guiding junior team members.

  • Team Performance:

Ensuring that the Policy and Public Affairs team are running projects both efficiently and effectively. Delivering projects to the high standards of professional and technical excellence that we pride ourselves on within the business; this will involve you in providing mentorship and oversight of the team on occasion and the effective use of our existing project management online systems.

  • Team Development:

Working with the Head of Policy and Public Affairs to ensuring the Policy and Public Affairs team size has the right blend of experience and project seniority as it grows and develops.


You will be expected to:

  • Deliver diverse policy, public affairs and communications programmes across the UK, Ireland and the EU, including attending and supporting meetings between clients and stakeholders
  • Play an important role in delivering outstanding client work on multiple accounts including supporting clients with strategic advice and recommendations to leverage the policy environment and mitigate risks to accelerate patient access
  • Build demonstrably effective working relationships with MPs, Peers offices, civil servants in central government and arm's length bodies relating to the health systems
  • Develop and deliver long-term client contact programmes with elected representatives, stakeholder groups and other relevant target audiences
  • Act as the first point of contact for clients and build strong long-term relationships
  • Deliver a wide range of client documents, including policy audits, campaign proposals, press releases and strategy documents
  • Project management skills and an active interest or participation within party politics
  • Ability to review, edit and support junior members of the team
  • Actively participate in internal meetings across the policy, public affairs team and wider business to support MAP’s mission and demonstrate the importance of policy and public affairs activities in market access strategy and launch planning
  • Effectively manage projects within budget and ensure high-quality deliverables are completed in a timely fashion, working together with senior and junior team members across MAP’s integrated consultancy team


Our team are dynamic, quick thinkers and great problem solvers with a very diverse background. With a rapidly growing and exciting workload, now is the time to join our team.



No agencies please.


As a business, we do not offer visa sponsorship and applicants will require full documentation to evidence their right to work in the UK.

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  • Location
    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Department
    Policy & Public Affairs
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience