Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is seeking a corporate communications director to replace Paul Tyrrell, now head of communications for Manchester City Football Club.
It has drafted in Kenyon Fraser to handle its PR until the appointment is made.
The new comms director will report to chief fire officer Tony McGuirk, leading a six-strong team responsible for the service’s website, internal communications and external PR. He or she will be expected to work closely with the director of marketing, also yet to be recruited.
The biggest challenge facing Tyrrell’s successor will be to promote the fire service’s non-emergency work, such as visiting homes and fitting smoke alarms.