LGA reintroduces comms director position

The Local Government Association is reinvesting in comms within months of abolishing its comms director role.

Jo Miller: appointment plan

The LGA has published a consultation document on the future organisation of the LG Group, which includes proposals for reintroducing a director of strategy and comms.

In September, the body announced that it would not be seeking to replace group director of comms Jenny Crighton, who left in July to spend time with her family. LGA deputy chief executive Jo Miller took on the additional role of leading the comms team.

Miller has now explained that the LGA will be seeking to appoint someone for the post by the middle of next year if the proposals are accepted by the group.

'We are doing this because we exist to lobby and support our members in local government,' added Miller.

The restructure will also see the LGA introduce the new posts of principal strategic adviser, who will support the director, and head of knowledge and innovation.

The team will also include a seven-strong media unit, a four-strong public affairs and campaigns team, a nine-strong events team and a six-strong membership comms team.

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