The Disability Rights Commission is building its first communications team.
Five posts have been created at the DRC, which was set up in May 2000.
The role of head of marketing and external affairs will report to director of communications and change Liz Sayce and work alongside head of PR Alison Rose.
Roles of publishing and internet manager, marketing and events manager and two officers in editorial and marketing have also been created.
All will report to the head of marketing and external affairs post.
Sayce said: 'We have a communications team in place who, along with consultants, have been carrying out these roles. Now it is time we make them permanent positions and build our team up. These roles are about increasing our profile, getting our name known and making full use of technology such as the internet.'
She added that the commission will also be looking to create more PRO roles in the near future to add to Rose's team of four.
The DRC was created to work for the disabled, promoting equal opportunities, tackling discrimination and advising the government on legislation.