Crawley Council set to hire comms chief

Crawley Borough Council, which services a population of over 90,000 and is responsible for Gatwick airport, is looking to appoint its first communications head.

Crawley Borough Council, which services a population of over 90,000

and is responsible for Gatwick airport, is looking to appoint its first

communications head.



Following a communications audit, the council has decided to create a

public relations division with four new posts, including the

communications head.



Public relations and marketing were previously run by Caroline Mallin

and Lynda Hardy-Maskell, who held the post of PR and marketing officer

in a job share.



Mallin undertook Crawley’s communications audit, with the aim of better

integrating internal and external communications at the council. She has

now joined the Teacher Training Agency (TTA) as external communications

director, replacing Dorian Jabri, who has not yet announced his next

move.



The council’s new PR head will report directly to chief executive

Michael Sander, and will be a member of the six-strong management

team.



The post will be responsible for external marketing, internal and

external communications, publications including the council’s community

newspaper and a staff bulletin, and ensuring consistent communications

across the council.



The appointee will oversee the recently launched, three-year marketing

campaign, Pride of Place, which aims to market the town alongside local

businesses.



Press officer Janet Treagus, the council’s only existing communications

person, will transfer to the new PR department.



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