Head of Government Affairs

Head of Government Affairs -Healthcare


Leading global healthcare brand looking for a Government Affairs Advisor.


This is a highly visible role, working with senior leaders across the business and developing productive relationship with stakeholders to develop policy and engage stakeholders.


  • Developing policy and government affairs programs
  • Responding to consultations on behalf of the business to articulate policy positions
  • Leading engagement with stakeholders from across the healthcare sector
  • Leading and motivating a highly experienced team of public affairs professionals
  • Supporting and briefing senior leaders on external meetings


  • A track-record of successful development of policy
  • Experience of translating ‘business’ needs into policy positions
  • Experience of leading and managing a team
  • Proven networks across Whitehall and Westminster
  • Familiar with NHS England and experience of interaction with national NHS stakeholders


  • Ability to provide strategic counsel, often under pressure, to senior leaders on policy and government affairs issues
  • Strong networker able to manage a large number of external relationships
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, navigate large complex organisations and manage a high number of senior internal customers
  • Proven ability to understand and clearly communicate complex and technical topics simply and succinctly
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in applying please contact danieller@hansonsearch.com or call on 0207 632 1426