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Medical Communications Recruitment Agency

Attracting the best talent for Medical Communications Jobs

ID Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment agency working across the healthcare / medical communications sector.

We are a trusted partner to pharmaceutical companies and medical communications agencies and recruit at all levels of seniority for both permanent and contract/freelance jobs.Our process is highly consultative; we take time to understand a client's requirements and only present candidates that fit the brief. 

Candidates will only be recommended those opportunities that meet their objectives and goals. We deliver an outstanding service to both our clients and candidates, so if you are considering a move or you’re an employer seeking the best people for your team, we can help.

Our highly experienced consultants will be delighted to offer advice and guidance on all aspects of recruitment. Our service is built on integrity, discretion and honest discussion.

What are people saying about us?

CSD: I was really impressed with the service from IDSS. The roles and companies recommended by Jon were spot on and he kept me updated throughout the interview process with honest and timely feedback. I never felt pestered with unsuitable opportunities or pressured into making a decision - not the case with other recruitment agencies I've used in the past! The role I accepted seems to be the perfect fit for my skills and career aspirations. I would happily recommend Jon and the IDSS team to others.

Account Manager - PR: I had been looking at the different opportunities available for me for some time. Jon and David at IDSS were a great help and directed me to the companies and roles that really appealed to me. I'm really pleased with the final role I got offered and am currently in my first few weeks there. A big thanks to IDSS.

BDD: I have used many recruitment agencies over the years both as an employer and as a candidate and ID-SS has proved to be amongst the best. I have been especially impressed with Jon's industry insight and his professional, proactive approach. From the moment Jon became aware that I was seeking a new role, his dedication and ability to match my experience and expertise with suitable potential employers became evident. Jon kept me fully updated throughout the whole process. Thanks Jon & thanks ID-SS.

SAE: From the time I was introduced to Jon at IDSS, I received a first class service and was contacted regularly with suitable opportunities. With a wealth of knowledge and indepth insight in this area, Jon is great at pairing people to the right jobs and in the end it was through Jon that I secured my next move. IDSS changed my view of recruitment agencies and the service they should be giving and I would recommend IDSS to any client and thank them wholeheartedly for making the job hunt a short and successful one.

SMW: I am indebted to IDSS for helping me secure a full-time position in my preferred location on my return to the UK. Throughout the search process, IDSS were approachable, encouraging and meticulous in keeping me informed about the progress of my applications. I was impressed by the speed of their responses, their knowledge of the market and their evident concern to find the best possible fit for my skills and preferences; these people clearly enjoy what they do! I am happy to give IDSS my highest recommendation.

MW: I contacted IDSS after a training course inspired me to pursue a career in medical communication. I found the perfect job to match my skill set on their website and Jon was there every step of the way during the recruitment process. I was grateful and reassured by the advice and support provided to me while preparing for the interview. Coming from a traditional pharmacy background, it was frustrating when talking to some agencies who were not able to see how my skills could transfer to med comms, they could!

Medical Writer: I would highly recommend ID Search & Selection. I was very impressed with my recruitment consultant, David Proudfoot, who has solid experience and understanding of the Med Comms industry and job market and worked hard to match my preferences. In contrast to other agencies, I was given prompt updates during the job search process. The excellent tailored advice I received from David helped me secure the perfect job.

Scientific Director: Many thanks for being extremely professional and proactive at all stages of my job search! It's always harder fnding jobs at higher editorial levels, but you have succeeded in helping me find the right job, without making me feel pressurised at any stage. The level of communication has been great, I have appreciated knowing what's happening at all stages. I have really appeciated finding a new job that is right for me!

Associate Medical Writer: I would like to thank ID-SS for helping me find a job as an Associate Medical Writer at a top-performing Medical Communications Agency. It was clear from the start that they were dedicated to finding the right position to suit me and to fulfil my needs. I appreciated being regularly updated on the status of my application and receiving rapid feedback. I would certainly recommend ID-SS to those looking to start a career in Medical Communications.

Freelance Account Manager: I’m freelance and sometimes work through ID-SS. I get paid weekly without fail – a relief for freelancers! They keep regular contact to make sure I'm happy in my current role and to also talk about future opportunities, they always seem to have plenty in the pipeline.

Principal, Major Healthcare Ad Agency: I just wanted to say thank you for introducing us to candidates of this quality. The service provided by your organisation is always appreciated. You only contact us when you have someone relevant to bring to our attention. In addition, the personable attitude and professional approach demonstrated concurs with the quality of the candidates provided.

Public Relations Manager, Pharmaceutical Company: The team at ID-SS made me feel like I was their priority throughout the process and that I could rely on them to negotiate the best overall professional package for me. I have since recommended them to others looking for work in the healthcare communications sector

Account Manager, Healthcare Public Relations Agency: I would like to thank ID Search & Selection for being instrumental in securing my new position as an Account Manager in a highly respected healthcare PR agency. Your service from start to finish was of the highest standard, and I particularly valued your advice when it came to interview technique. I will certainly be recommending your company to any of my friends looking for a new role in healthcare public relations.

Editorial Director, Medical Communications Agency: After being made redundant unexpectedly I thought getting back out in the job market was going to be a real hassle. ID Search & Selection took all the strain out of job seeking and presented me with a range of suitable options. I'm glad to say that I'm now back working and really enjoying my new job in my new company. Thanks again ID-SS.

Medical Writer (providing our contact details to their previous employer's HR Dept.): As per our conversation, please find below Jon Gawley's contact details. I would like to recommend him to you for his professionalism and expertise during my search for a new job.

Editorial Assistant, Medical Education Agency: I would like to thank ID Search & Selection for helping me secure my new role. The recruitment team dedicated time in helping me throughout the process of finding a suitable position within medical communications, a role that would match my skills and capabilities. I would definitely recommend this recruitment team.

Freelance Medical Writer: IDSS are very efficient at informing me of new freelance medical writing opportunities, negotiating competitive rates and managing client-writer relationships. I’d recommend them to other freelancers.

Managing Director, Independent Medical Communications Agency: We have grown to a team of 12 in three years, recruitment is obviously key. ID-SS has become a valued partner in the recruitment process due to their excellent service over the last couple of years. Whether it's medical writers or account managers, the quality of candidates put forward and their appreciation of the needs of a growing company is exceptional. I look forward to continuing our successful relationship!

Martin Ellis, Chairman Havas Life Medicom: My role as Chairman of a leading medical communications agency involves the selection and recruitment of staff. We are growing rapidly and IDSS have been great in helping us recruit the people we need to realise our business goals. They are professional and responsive and work with us to help further define our needs, working more as an extension of our business than a supplier.

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