National Trust seeks new PR chief

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 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

communications.



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

US.



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.



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