Childcare charity NCH Action for Children has appointed Olivia
Belle to head its newly created communications team.
The head of media and public relations post is a new one, and was
created to ’reflect the growing importance of the public relations and
media function here,’ according to senior NCH media and PR officer Paula
Belle’s appointment follows those last month of Maggie Poe as corporate
press officer and of Natalie Fowle as corporate fundraising press
The media and PR department itself was created in March this year,
following a communications review held at NCH last September.
Belle joins NCH on 1 July from the Royal National Institute for the
Blind, where she is currently senior communications officer.
She previously held communications posts at the National Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Museum of London.
Belle will report to Michael Kaufmann, assistant director of marketing
and communications at the charity. She will oversee a communications
team of six.
’NCH has got some work to do but it is in a strong position, with many
individual and celebrity supporters,’ said Belle.
NCH is one of the largest childcare charities in the country. It
supports the work of young carers, young offenders, families and