The Public Sector Week

Argyll and Bute Council has hired Jo Smith as comms manager from Cherwell District Council, where she led the council's internal and external comms service for two years. Smith has previously worked at Severn Trent Water and Birmingham City University.

Jo Smith: new comms manager
Jo Smith: new comms manager

Lincolnshire County Council head of communications and community engagement Janet Marshall has left the authority to take a new role as an associate director at Lava PR. Meanwhile, the council is searching for a replacement for Marshall.

DTW has taken on two new members of staff - Simon Clayton as account director and Mike Davey as junior graphic designer. Clayton joins after 15 years in the business, specialising in digital media, and has worked at DTW previously.

The South East London Cancer Network has selected Forster to handle a brief to help with a pilot programme to raise awareness of signs of serious cancers, so that patients can seek treatment early and improve their chance of survival.

Leeds Metropolitan University has appointed Rachel Bailey as director of corporate marketing and comms. She joins from Procter & Gamble, where she is a brand manager. Bailey joins the university on 1 June.

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