Christian Aid is looking for a new head of media to support its
profile-raising work in under-developed nations.
The new head, who will supervise seven staff, will replace Martin
Cottingham is leaving to join Christian Aid’s competitor charity Oxfam,
in its regional campaigns office in Bristol.
The new head of media, on a salary of pounds 26,000, will join an
organisation which has already undergone a major restructure in response
to a fall in income.
The charity’s press relations are now handled by a central press office
after the loss of around ten PR jobs two years ago, which were
previously spread across the organisation.
Christian Aid is involved in work with supermarkets in the UK to promote
fair treatment for third world produce suppliers and workers. It also
lobbies for reduction of Third World nation debts.
Kate Phillips, Christian Aid’s director of external relations, said that
the new appointee would be responsible for pushing the annual Christian
Aid Week, plus building on developing alliances with other charities and
organisations dealing with Third World debt.