Save the Children hunts for communications chief

LONDON - Save the Children is on the hunt for its first board-level communications chief.

The new post of director of policy and communications has been created as part of a senior management revamp overseen by director-general Mike Aaronson.



This includes the merger of the communications team headed by communications director Paulette Cohen with the policy function, which involves public affairs work and is led by acting policy director Susan Lacey.



Once appointed, the director of policy and communications, who reports directly to Aaronson, will undertake a full review of the new team.



Head of media Alero Harrison said: 'It's impossible to guarentee that there will not be any redundancies but there is no reason to believe that things will change.'



The charity is also looking to fill two further board-level posts, which have been created as part of the restructure and review.



The director of marketing will manage a marketing strategy to build income and attract more corporate support.



The director of programmes will manage initiatives across the world. Next year STC will launch a campaign concentrating on combating child poverty.



Charity marketing specialist Catalyst was appointed, following a three-way pitch, to build the campaign with above-the-line advertising (PRWeek, 23 November) UK-based STC's main mission statement is to ensure that each child has 'a happy and safe childhood'.



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