The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority has hired its
first head of communications.
Liz Dickens takes up the post next month, joining from Medway Council,
where she is communications manager.
Her appointment comes following a reorganisation of the authority's
structure last year. This included the merger of the comms and media and
PR teams into a 50-strong group.
Dickens reports to director of corporate service Rita Dexter and
oversees media relations, events, internal comms, and the running of the
London Fire Brigade Museum. One of her main tasks is to increase
coverage for fire safety messages.
Medway, which covers the north Kent towns of Rochester, Gillingham and
Chatham, is now looking to replace her.
At Medway she heads an eight-strong team, including Darren Blindloss the
principle media officer and marketing and PR manager Martin Reid.
She reports to Stephanie Goad, assistant director of communications and