The British Council is finalising plans for its PR function to
triple in size from ten to 30 staff by the end of the year. The Foreign
Office-funded English teaching body is also seeking a PR chief. The
revamp will see the seven press and PR staff and three internal
communications staff joined by the design departments and the web site
team in Manchester.
Each departmental director will now report to the new communications
head for the first time. The post, which has strategic responsibility
for the press work of around 110 international offices and all internal
communications, is currently being filled by acting head of
communications Paul Docherty.