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Freelance Senior Copywriter (Outside IR35)

London (Hybrid)


Placement Type:



£320 - £350 per day

Start Date:



We are looking for a freelance Copywriter to work with our client which are global charitable foundation.



They seek to improve health for everyone by funding science, campaigning on policy issues, and building partnerships. Over the next ten years, they plan to spend £16bn to support new discoveries in life, health and wellbeing. And they are taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease, and climate and health.Their activities span exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing. Each of these gives people the opportunity to think deeply about the links between science, medicine, life and art.

The Communications and Brand Team covers everything from social media, digital and print marketing, advocacy campaigns, exhibition projects and branding. Within the organisation, we want to showcase the role of creativity and the importance of a good brief. Bringing the organisations message to life with insightful, brilliantly crafted ideas that are proven to make a difference.

Copywriter Role

We’re looking to expand our roster of talented freelance writers. Here’s a profile of our ideal candidate:

  • You’re imaginative and creative.
  • You breathe new life into our brand narrative, getting to grips who we are and expressing this to our audiences in meaningful, memorable ways.
  • You create certain ‘hero phrases’ that stand out from the crowd.
  • You’re a clear, focused thinker and writer.
  • You quickly absorb a brief – and if needed, suggest changes that make it stronger.
  • You use simple, everyday language, even when dealing with relatively complex ideas.
  • You express yourself concisely, distilling the topic down to its essence.
  • You understand the underlying structure of good copy, constructing a narrative that seamlessly builds and reinforces the message.
  • You’re interested in science, the humanities and the arts.
  • You value bold, ambitious projects that seek to support human wellbeing
  • You’re self-motivated
  • You enjoy meeting challenging objectives and deadlines.
  • You’re quick to use your initiative, being flexible and proactive.
  • You’re able to work both independently and within a team.
  • You understand and support our principles of accessibility, equity and inclusion.
  • You have relevant experience.
  • You’re a proven writer in science, health or business-to-business.
  • This includes both short-form and long-form copy


  • You’ve worked with a large-scale organisation, and/or a non-profit organisation/NGO.
  • You’re skilled at stakeholder management.
  • You work in constructive partnership with a wide variety of stakeholders – This includes stakeholders who have limited experience of turning academic topics into ‘everyday’ copy.
  • You can assimilate a wide range of stakeholder input, and translate this into a strong solution
  • Where needed, you can give constructive challenge, working with stakeholders to help resolve differing viewpoints
  • You quickly grasp our brand positioning, creative identity and tone of voice.
  • You quickly get to know our different audiences and areas of work.
  • Your spelling and grammar are impeccable.

Typical projects

  • Typical projects will include: Stakeholder communications You’ll provide day-to-day short-form copywriting and editing content and digital marketing communications.
  • For communications such as funding calls, researcher events or report summaries.

Beliefs, Values & Mission

  • You’ll work with our Head of Brand and our Senior Writer to translate the Beliefs, Values and Mission into a compelling narrative. This messaging will translate across all of our Brand communications. This messaging will evolve and need to be updated as we learn how to communicate to our audiences.
  • You’ll work with the Marketing Team to create above-the-line communications for exhibitions, events and shop marketing. Such as exhibition straplines, marketing trailers and event copy.

Practical details

  • You’ll work a 4/5 day week
  • You’ll work at our office 2-3 days a week, (on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • The office is open all week or you can work remotely on Monday and Fridays.

Equality, diversity and inclusion  

We want the broadest range of people to contribute to, and benefit from our work. With this in mind, we’re building an inclusive culture and flexible workplace. This includes teams with diverse experiences and perspectives. Across every part of the organisation, we strongly encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

This role is open for a limited time only – Successful applicants will be contacted ASAP

Client Description

Our client is a charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom dedicated to improving health and well-being globally. It is one of the largest non-governmental funders of biomedical research. They support scientific advancements, fosters innovation, and invests in initiatives that aim to tackle pressing health challenges around the world.


Aquent is dedicated to improving inclusivity & is proudly an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups & are committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities. We aim to provide reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, to those with a medical condition, disability or neurodivergence.