Posted: Thursday 7 February 2013

Police Complaints Commissioner appoints Communications Officer

Kirsty Gordon has joined as the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS) as Communications Officer.

Reporting to Head of Communications Christine McAllister, she will work across both internal and external communications, with specific emphasis on increasing the organisation's digital presence. 

The appointment is one of a number of posts being created as the organisation prepares to take on an expanded remit from April.

At that time, the PCCS will be renamed and rebranded the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC). The PIRC will provide independent investigation into policing in Scotland, conducting investigations into criminal allegations made against the police, death or serious injury in police custody or following police contact, police use of firearms, complaints against senior officers and any relevant police matters where the Commissioner considers it would be in the public interest to do so.

Speaking about the appointment, Christine McAllister said: Kirsty brings a wealth of knowledge and communications experience that will make an important contribution to the work of the PCCS as we get ready to take on our expanded remit.

Kirsty Gordon commented: I am delighted to join the organisation during a pivotal period of growth and transition and look forward to tackling the communications challenges that lie ahead as the organisation's priorities and responsibilities evolve.

Gordon joins PCCS after five years as Marketing Manager at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), after beginning her PR career with Edinburgh PR firm Hot Tin Roof in 2005.

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