Hello everyone, its Vic here! What is to follow is my first Blog entry for Fingerpost – I could fill the piece with how I’m getting on after what has now been nearly three months in my new job but that has been done before (in short, I’m having a fab time!).
Instead, I thought I’d share a snapshot as to the last couple of weeks at Fingerpost and what Cath affectionately refers to as our “quieter time” (!!)
Many in Market Access Consulting will know that there are ‘project cycles’ and my first 10 weeks in this job was a real baptism of fire as we rode a huge crest of project deliverables. In short, the wider team here planned, recruited for, conducted, analysed and reported on nearly 50 EU and US Payer Interviews. In addition, we compiled desk research, proposals and analogue studies as well as designing and conducting three workshops – oh, and Cath did some Strategic Advice work both in the UK and France. It’s been a busy whirlwind!
We closed off a lot of this work in mid-March and proceeded to sit down, breathe (with tea and cake), tie up administration, work on some of our own company strategy/materials and think ahead to the pipeline of projects we have kicking off in the next few weeks…
…well, we have had the opportunity to have some shorter, more relaxed days in lieu, (and a good volume of cake!) however, these weeks have been far from ‘quiet’ as more consultancies, including some new businesses, engaged with us for support including;
With all this activity going on in our 'quieter time', I have returned to what I know best and have started scouring the landscape with the intention of growing our internal team as well as continuing to expand our freelance network. We have added a ‘Join Us’ tab to the website and will continue to update this space with live vacancies. Freelancers can also register their interest to work with us on this page.
As a business our internal recruitment aim is to provide permanent staff with the flexibility of a freelancer alongside the safety cushion of employment – it’s a busy market and our quieter times aren’t strictly ‘quiet’ but we do value this time to recharge, take back some time, re-focus and mix things up with immersing ourselves in the tasks and learnings that come naturally in a small business.
I’d love to keep in touch with anyone in Market Access who might be interested in a permanent role that offers a bit more flexibility or even those who are thinking of going down the freelance route and would like some friendly support and advice!