PUBLIC SECTOR: Islington beefs up communications role

Islington Council, which is emerging from the storm created by a critical Ofsted report on its education services, has beefed up its senior communications post, vacated last month (PR Week, 4 June). The council has followed the advice of lobbying agency Westminster Strategy, which was brought on board to handle the Ofsted controversy, and given the post a direct reporting line to chief executive Leisha Fullick. The last communications head, Jennifer Powell, reported to information director Valerie Vaughan-Dick. Responsibility for libraries will be removed from the brief and replaced by an increased responsibility for marketing, which will be underlined by the appointment of a marketing services co-ordinator.

Islington Council, which is emerging from the storm created by a

critical Ofsted report on its education services, has beefed up its

senior communications post, vacated last month (PR Week, 4 June). The

council has followed the advice of lobbying agency Westminster Strategy,

which was brought on board to handle the Ofsted controversy, and given

the post a direct reporting line to chief executive Leisha Fullick. The

last communications head, Jennifer Powell, reported to information

director Valerie Vaughan-Dick. Responsibility for libraries will be

removed from the brief and replaced by an increased responsibility for

marketing, which will be underlined by the appointment of a marketing

services co-ordinator.



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