The National Trust, the UK’s leading charity by income, is seeking
a PR chief following press and PR head Warren Davis’ decision to stand
down after 32 years.
The trust’s communications department of 12 people, who directly report
to Davis, work alongside 30 staff in its 15 regional offices. Davis
reports to marketing and communications director Michael Taylor.
His replacement will assume the title of communications head, but will
have the same remit Davis had.
The central press and PR department’s main responsibilities are the
membership magazine, the press office, the design function and internal
Taylor wants the new communications head to put particular emphasis on
developing internal communications.
Davis, 61, will hand over day-to-day running of the department to the
new recruit and work part-time on specific projects before retiring in
four years’ time.
He will now concentrate on developing the members’ magazine, promoting
the National Trust’s role in the redevelopment of the Stonehenge site,
the trust’s lecture series and raising the organisation’s profile in the
Davis joined the National Trust as a regional information officer and
was promoted to his current post 15 years ago.
The trust manages 650,000 acres of land and plays a major conservation
role. With 2.6 million members, it is the second largest membership
organisation in the country after the AA. Last year, it had an income of
pounds 180 million.