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About us

Find out about our roles and responsibilities as a unitary authority and our staffing structure

We are a unitary authority, responsible for local government in the historic county of Rutland in the east midlands of England.

The Council was created in April 1997.

The county's population at the 2021 census was 41,000.

We are responsible for most local services in Rutland.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Leicestershire Police are run by joint boards with Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council.

Senior management

Our Chief Executive is Mark Andrews.

We have directors who are responsible for our service areas:

  • people
  • places
  • resources

Staff numbers (as of 1 April 2022)

Permanent staff:

  • Part-time: 239
  • Full-time: 257
  • Total: 496
  • Full time equivalent: 394.75

Temporary / casual staff

  • Part-time: 109
  • Full-time: 16
  • Total: 125
  • Full time equivalent: 23.49

Total number of staff

  • Part-time: 348
  • Full-time: 273
  • Total: 621
  • Full time equivalent: 418.24

The figures include employees who:

  • are on maternity or paternity leave
  • only work part of the year 
  • are being paid at the reference point
  • are on paid sick leave (being paid either in full or part) 
  • are on paid special leave

The figures do not include:

  • agency workers, contractors and interims paid through an agency 
  • self-employed 
  • those on unpaid leave (including those on unpaid sick leave) 
  • voluntary workers 
  • former employees only receiving a pension 
  • employees who only work part of the year (those on casual or annualised hours, if they are not being paid at the reference point) 
  • employees on career breaks 

Town and parish councils

Town and parish councils are also responsible for providing local services - for example: 

  • cemeteries
  • allotments
  • public toilets
  • playing fields
  • village halls
  • war memorials
  • grounds maintenance (where parishes have taken over responsibility within 30mph limits)
  • litter and dog waste bin provision

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