Save the Children boosts comms

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


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 as part of an interim structure.

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


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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