The YMCA is to appoint its first director of public affairs in
three years, to raise awareness of the charity’s work among the young
Head of fundraising Mark Phillips, who has been handling the public
affairs brief as part of his fundraising duties, is leaving to pursue a
career in film production.
He explained that the organisation had concentrated on building its
fundraising database from 8,000 to 180,000 donors and now needed someone
to raise understanding of its work with young, the homeless, the
unemployed and in the community.
The position takes over responsibility for fundraising as well as the
press, public relations and parliamentary brief and carries a salary of
pounds 45,000 a year.