Child protection charity NSPCC is hunting for a director of
communications following a restructuring of the top levels of its
communications and public policy divisions.
Growth of the organisation has created a larger role for public policy,
a spokeswoman said. ’It is useful to have someone overseeing the
communications role as it becomes more important,’ she added.
The responsibilities of the current director of communication, Phillip
Noyes, encompass media relations, public policy and lobbying.
But from September this year, public policy will become a separate
And Noyes will take on the title of director of public policy, with
responsibility for policy development, education and campaign
The new communications head will come in at board director level and
will report to the NSPCC’s chief executive Jim Harding. He or she will
manage a team of around 14 people, including the head of marketing
communications and the head of media.
The new role will involve providing in-house agency support for
fundraising activities and children’s services - such as the helpline -
as well as running education campaigns on childcare issues and creating
corporate campaigns about the society’s work.
’The structural change is to reflect the new emphasis on communications
and service delivery,’ said Noyes.