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Final Signatory & Patient Affairs Lead


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Job Function

Medical and Clinical



On-Site or Remote

Job Type


Competitive salary and benefits

About the Role

*Job description* *Site Name:* UK - London - Brentford *Posted Date:* Oct 30 2023 *Final Signatory & Patient Affairs Lead * *Location: UK, GSK House * *Office 2-3 days a week required* We create a place where people can grow, be their best, be safe, and feel welcome, valued and included. We offer a competitive salary, an annual bonus based on company performance, healthcare and wellbeing programmes, pension plan membership, and shares and savings programme. We embrace modern work practices; our Performance with Choice programme offers a hybrid working model, empowering you to find the optimal balance between remote and in-office work. As a Final Signatory & Patient Affairs Manager you will be reporting to the ViiV Healthcare (VHC) UK Country Medical Director you will provide internal and external medical affairs support to the ViiV UK Local Operating Company (LOC). You will work closely with the Policy Director on the planning and implementation of patient related projects, which are aligned to local and regional priorities. The role is targeted to an individual who is an ABPI signatory status with up-to-date knowledge of ABPI code of practice or confirmed willingness to be trained to become such a signatory within first year of employment. *Key Responsibilities:* • Final signatory for above brand and brand related materials. • Close cross-functional collaboration with colleagues both locally and regionally from other areas such as marketing, market access, sales & digital. • Support our field-based medical and commercial teams • Develop effective relationships with key external experts and organisations (including as required healthcare professionals, policy makers and patient advocacy groups) to ensure that VHC retains a leading voice in the UK pharmaceutical industry within the field of HIV. • Planning and implementation of local and national goals for the area of patient relations/affairs. • Overall leadership of patient affairs strategy • Lead of UK Patient Empowerment Working Group Build integrated, compliant, empowerment plan for PLWHIV and those who can benefit from Prep. • Provide representation at the relevant meetings to champion the patient voice, aligning the UK team behind patient focus mission. • Liaise with the patient community to gather insights to help design programmes that benefit them • Single point of contact for above country for patient/PAG engagement • Insight generation (e.g., advisory work) and regular stakeholder engagement (incl. mapping and advocate development) • Representing ViiV at national and international congress where appropriate • Responsible for PAG grants and donations including monitoring and evaluation. *About You:* *Required qualifications and skills: * - GMC registered medical doctor or GPhC registered pharmacist - ABPI signatory status with up to date knowledge of ABPI code of practice or confirmed willingness to be trained to become such a signatory within first year of employment - Understanding and interest in health policy and UK healthcare environment. *Desired qualifications and skills* - Effective lateral thinking capabilities – able to develop innovative operational and strategic solutions which add value to the development of the business - Able to read and understand key aspects of clinical research and scientific studies to provide clinical input to commercial colleagues. - Able to make suitable and company-aligned risk-based decisions in context of approval of marketing and other materials - Business understanding – keen to understand the business perspective and contribute proactively to commercial strategy. - Effective networker and team worker – internally and externally – must be able to develop effective working relationships with colleagues and external customers/opinion formers/influencers. - Proactive, self-motivated, self-reliant with strong accountability - Effective organisational and planning skills – will focus on goal achievement. *Closing Date for Applications* – 13th November 2023 Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert. When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter’ of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application. *Why ViiV?* ViiV Healthcare is a company 100% focused on HIV that is majority owned by GSK, a global biopharma organization. As an employee of ViiV, you are part of a team united by a clear mission to leave no person living with HIV behind. Additionally, through our shareholder relationship with GSK, you have access to a range of shared benefits and career development opportunities. At ViiV Healthcare, we will not rest until we leave no person living with HIV behind. Until the 38 million people living with HIV is down to zero, we will continue searching for new ways to limit the impact of HIV. We are the only pharmaceutical company solely focused on combating, preventing, and ultimately eradicating HIV and AIDS. At ViiV Healthcare, we do things differently. Born out of a partnership between GSK and Pfizer in 2009, with Shionogi joining in 2012, we are determined to help end the HIV epidemic. We are guided by our mission to leave no person living with HIV behind and it is this mission that unites our employees located across the globe. We combine expertise in research, manufacturing, policy and more to push the boundaries of what people think is possible in HIV treatment and care. As a result of our connection with GSK, we are able to draw on their proud history and resources. This means that you would receive all the employee benefits offered by GSK. Living our mission of leaving no person living with HIV behind means keeping inclusion and diversity at the heart of everything we do - from our breakthrough innovation, to our diverse portfolio of medicines as well as the work we do to partner with HIV communities. Having a diverse team and a truly inclusive culture where we’re all able to be ourselves and feel like we belong will make us an even stronger team, better able to perform as a business and deliver on our mission to leave no person living with HIV behind. We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are. Should you require any adjustments to our process to assist you in demonstrating your strengths and capabilities contact us on or 0808 234 4391. Please note should your enquiry not relate to adjustments, we will not be able to support you through these channels As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially. *Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies* ViiV Healthcare does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact ViiV Healthcare's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to ViiV Healthcare. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and ViiV Healthcare. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of ViiV Healthcare. ViiV Healthcare shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. We’re moving towards a more sustainable future with our new headquarters. With better public transport links and proximity to world-class science and technology institutions, we’re excited for our move to the vicinity of Earnshaw Street, London WC1A (“the New HQ”) by end H1 2024.


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