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Rutland Community Radio Project

Following a rebranding and refocussing of Rutland’s current local radio station, Rutland County Council has set up a project to investigate the feasibility of develop a community radio station for Rutland and the surrounding area. 

The project will assess whether there is a strong business case to establish a self-funding community radio station. Should the project identify the station is viable, it is proposed that a vehicle, independent of Rutland County Council would be created to bring the station to fruition. 

Project Manager

The Rutland Community Radio project is being led by former Rutland Radio presenter Rob Persani

Rob has spent more than two decades working in the radio industry and will oversee the project to establish if a community radio station could be set up and sustained locally.

Be part of the Project 

Rutland Community Radio Project Advisory Board 

To steer the Rutland Community Radio project, up to eight volunteers from the local community will be appointed to the Rutland Community Radio Project Advisory Board. 

It is anticipated their skills and knowledge will include: 

  • Business management 
  • Advertising 
  • Accountancy 
  • Legal 
  • Radio production 
  • Community matters 
  • Understanding of commercial and community funding models 

Key attributes

  • Can work as part of team 
  • Supportive 
  • Impartiality 
  • Honesty and integrity 
  • Strong decision making 
  • Computer literate and able to use video conferencing software 

Terms of reference 

Read the Terms of Reference for the Project Advisory Board


Applications are being accepted to this voluntary position until 30th October 2020

To apply, please email: radio@rutland.gov.uk with the word 'Board' in the subject.  

Please include, in no more than 800 words, details on: 

  • Why you are interested in being part of this project 
  • What you will bring to the role 
  • How you see the radio project developing
  • What you bring to the role, including relevant experience and knowledge 

Join the selection panel 

Two members of the community are being sought to be part of the selection panel for the Advisory Board with Rutland County Council Interim Chief Executive Mark Andrews, the Community Radio Project Manager. 

Their role will be to:

  1. Support the shortlisting of candidates for the Advisory Board 
  2. Be part of the interview panel 

To apply email: radio@rutland.gov.uk with your details and tell us, in less than 100 words, what criteria you’d use to select people to help guide this exciting new project.

Deadline for applications is 23 October 2020.

You must be available on 4 November 2020 for interviews.

Reasonable travel expenses will be paid. 

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