The Public Sector Week

Essex County Council head of communications Giles Roca is working as interim head of comms at Suffolk County Council. He is spreading his time between the two jobs equally and is undertaking a review of Suffolk's comms operation during this period.

Giles Roca: interim at Suffolk
Giles Roca: interim at Suffolk

Ofsted has hired Health Service Journal editor Richard Vize on a temporary basis as head of communications. He will work with the existing communications team to develop Ofsted's internal and external communications work.

Westminster City Council director of communications Alex Aiken writes this week's column about what public service communicators should be doing during the election run-up. Go to

Diffusion has been appointed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to launch a major online campaign to encourage restaurant-goers to ask the question: who gets the tip? Diffusion will be targeting national and regional food, lifestyle and entertainment blogs.

Local Government Association has published its annual list of words that should not be used by the public sector, including 'trialogue', 'wellderly' and 'goldish bowl facilitated conversation'.

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