As press and communications officer, Levenson will be responsible for the charity’s media relations as well as its internal communications and website.
Her post is one of three newly created positions at the charity, which has expanded to step up its campaigning activities in the run-up to the next general election.
The charity is calling for the Government to map out a national strategy to show how it intends to meet its 20-year pledge to cut domestic child poverty by a quarter by next year and eradicate it by 2020.
Levenson aims to ensure the charity’s lobbyists have widespread public support by raising awareness among the national, regional and specialist press of the level of UK child poverty and of the Government’s pledge, which it made in 1999.
Meanwhile, Alifia Chakera has joined the charity as partnership development officer with responsibility for stakeholder relations, while Laura Payne has been appointed as campaign assistant, which includes responsibility for lobbying campaigns.