NCVO separates comms into three focused units

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has scrapped its head of marketing and comms position in favour of integrating comms across three expanded departments.

The move follows an increase in government funding which will enable the organisation to take on around 20 new staff across three restructured comms teams.

Comms with politicians and the media will be handled by the public policy department, while the services and development department will be responsible for comms with members.

The biggest change is the creation of a ten-strong information and publications team, headed by incoming Emma Moore, previously National Children’s Bureau head of publishing. Her remit includes design and production, publications, online development, and NCVO’s outsourced helpdesk.

The developments come as the organisation prepares to lobby the Government on the Draft Charities Bill, which is due to be published after Easter.

Former NCVO head of marketing and comms Dianne Lightfoot left the post earlier this year to become director of comms and marketing at learning disabilities charity United Response (PRWeek, 27 February).

‘If we hadn’t restructured the way we ran our communications, it would have got too big and unmanageable,’ said NCVO media and comms officer James Georgalakis.

‘Now we have an integrated comms strategy in place across an infrastructure that allows for expansion.’

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