The Metropolitan Police is searching for director of public affairs
to replace Sarah Cullum, who has retired.
Deputy public affairs director Charles Dodsworth, who has been acting
director since Cullum’s departure in April, is believed to be a front
runner for the job.
Cullem’s replacement will report to the deputy commissioner Brian Hayes
as well as advising commissioner Sir Paul Condon on media relations.
The position, which co-ordinates both internal and external
communications activities of 80 staff, comes with a salary of up to
pounds 60,000. Three assistant directors reported to Cullum, covering
news, internal communications and public order. All the work is carried
out in-house, with only limited, project-specific agency support.