The London Borough of Newham is completing the upgrade of its
communications role and is looking to appoint a new PR head. The council
has abolished the press office manager role and created a senior
corporate project manager for media and marketing, specifically to
increase communications input into projects across the borough’s
services. The council has drafted in Peter Aylmer, a communications
executive in the education department, to temporarily oversee the
department of six until a full-time head is recruited.