Crawley Borough Council, which services a population of over 90,000
and is responsible for Gatwick airport, is looking to appoint its first
Following a communications audit, the council has decided to create a
public relations division with four new posts, including the
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
The council’s new PR head will report directly to chief executive
Michael Sander, and will be a member of the six-strong management
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
Press officer Janet Treagus, the council’s only existing communications
person, will transfer to the new PR department.