Communications Lead

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Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Slough, GB

We all share one big ambition. What’s yours?

Everyone who works at UCB holds the same ambition – to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases.  Of course we have other associated ambitions too - including a desire to support each other in attaining all of our own personal and professional goals. That’s why we ensure every UCB colleague has the tools and environment to engage effectively in the work we do. Wherever in the world we’re based, and whatever role we play, we believe each of us can have an impact across our organization.

About UCB
At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with chronic disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation. Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. UCB operates in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 4.2 billion in 2016. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels. 
To strengthen our Patient Value Operations, we are looking to fill the position of Communications Lead.

About the Role
You will lead and manage all internal and external communications for UCB’s Slough based operations in support of UCB’s mission, strategic business objectives and corporate identity. You will have close interaction with key internal stakeholders including local Therapy Area Heads, VP, Global Communication and Change Support; Discovery, Investor Relations, Government Affairs etc. Externally it is expected you will have close working relationships with PR agencies, Key Opinion Leaders, Journalists and Governmental bodies.

The aim of the role is to ensure full effectiveness in:

  • Internal communications: reinforce two-way internal communication on the UK campus and develop a stronger UCB culture among all UK employees.
  • Commercial communications: establish the public relations communications strategy for core marketed products and established brands.
  • R&D communications: strengthen the company’s profile and perception in the UK by promoting scientific expertise and major UK life science investment levels.
  • Additionally, you take overall responsibility for some global and cross-functional projects as part of the Global Communication team.


About You
You should have:

  • Extensive experience across external and internal communications initiatives, encompassing a wide spectrum of challenges including, product launches, change management, staff engagement programmes, crisis and issues management as well as corporate, investor relations, government affairs, conference, meeting planning, training materials and internet -intranet strategy development.
  • Experience in the UK external media relations environment and significant communications and management experience in the bio pharmaceutical Industry is required.
  • A scientific qualification is a must.
  • Familiarity with scientific materials and how to use them to best promote the company’s messages, as well the ability to target communications to specific audiences and topics.


At UCB, growth and profitability constitute a guarantee for stability. You will always have the time and the backing needed to turn your ideas into reality. You can plan your future.
We are building the next generation biopharma leader and need exceptional individuals to achieve this goal. We are looking for enthusiastic and talented professionals who thrive on challenge and change, and who want to make a difference and deliver results
At UCB human talent is the greatest asset of our organization – we continue to strengthen our talent pool, our organization and, our ability to deliver. 
You can find out more about the organisation at the company’s web site:

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company. We focus on discovering and developing innovative medicines and lateral solutions that can transform the everyday lives of people with severe diseases of the immune system – or the central nervous system.

With more than 8500 people in approximately 40 countries, UCB offers an exciting working environment where initiative can flourish and those with a ‘can-do’ attitude can thrive.  Scientific excellence, innovation, co-creation, lateral thinking, reinventing the way we do things…these are some of the key competencies we are constantly developing, and looking for, at UCB.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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