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Rotary Radio UK Volunteer Opportunities

Rotary Radio UK is busy building on the initial success of the station. Listener numbers are increasing and our output is reaching the public and individual Rotarians across the country. To keep the momentum going we now need to recruit new team members and are pleased to offer the following opportunities:

Development Manager

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Two years ago a small group of Rotarians formed this unique internet radio station with the aim of raising awareness of Rotary amongst the general public in an entertaining and informative way. Since October 2018 the station has been broadcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has attracted thousands of listeners in over 125 countries.

We are now poised to move into larger studios and have established contact with universities and colleges to provide work experience for students in the arts of broadcasting. We are now looking to recruit a Development Manager tobe responsible for building audience numbers in the UK and beyond from existing Rotarians and the general public.

Applications are invited from people with significant experience in marketing, business development or advertising. This, as are all posts at RRUK, is a voluntary role. If you believe you have the time, skills and experience to fulfil this challenge we will be pleased to hear from you.

For further information, including a Job Description and Person Specification, please visit our websiterotaryradiouk.org or email Steve Wood at rotaryradiouk@gmail.com

Rotary Radio UK Ltd. Registered Office: Suite 4F, The Oast, Bell Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4HE.

Registered in England and Wales No. 12560284.

Rotary Radio UK Ltd is a “not for profit” organisation

Job Description

The Organisation - Rotary Radio UK [RRUK] was established in 2017 with the goal of raising public awareness of Rotary and thereby increasing recruitment into the organisation. It has been broadcasting 24 hours a day and 365 days a year since October 2018. With a small, dedicated team of volunteers the station has achieved a great deal, gaining thousands of listeners in over 125 countries. RRUK registered as a limited “not-for-profit” company in April 2020.

The Next Step - Poised to move into larger studios, which will greatly increase our capacity for live broadcasting, and with established contacts to enable the recruitment of younger people into the operating team, a Development Manager isnow required to build up the audience numbers, firstly in the UK and then worldwide. The initial target audience is Rotarians as individuals and their clubs, extending to families and friends. However, members of the public, with little orno prior knowledge of Rotary, are seen as the optimum target audience.

The Development Manager Task - Reporting to the RRUK Board, the Development Manager will bring a professional marketing/development approach to buildingaudience numbers by:

 Using social media, other on-line methods and personal contact to raise awareness of RRUK, its ability to entertain and vitally, spread the Rotary message. RRUK has its own website, Twitter account and Facebook page and the job holder will be responsible for compiling and uploading regulamessages on these platforms and adding new platforms in line withmarket/social changes.

 Networking with Rotary districts, clubs and individual Rotarians and like-minded social organisations (Lions, charities, youth organisations etc).

 Attending Rotary and other club meetings to deliver presentations about RRUK. This can be done in person or on-line.

 Contacting businesses with premises where RRUK could be broadcast (shops, medical waiting areas, hotels etc).

 Gathering data on audience requirements re broadcast content and advising the RRUK directors so output can be shaped to meet them.

RRUK is based in Kent but as the vast majority of the work of the Development Manager will be carried out at home, applications are encouraged from across the UK. The RRUK team are all volunteers giving of their time towards progressing the station's audience, reputation and effective reach.

The Development Manager will be a member of the operating management team consisting of the Studio Manager, Advertising Manager, Treasurer, News Manager and the Chief Operating Officer. Members of the team meet regularly bytelephone, Zoom and when restrictions are lifted, face to face.

Person Specification

Essential

Successful experience of building public awareness of an organisation in a marketing or developmental role.

Ability to work alone and as part of a small, supportive team.

Thorough understanding and experience of using social media and other on-line methods of communication.

Possesses a persuasive and positive personality with the ability to communicate with a wide range of people.

Good understanding of the Voluntary/Charity/Social sector.

Competent in the use of Word and other digital programmes that will assist in the creation of social media and marketing material.

Desirable

Ideally experience in a small company, voluntary or start-up situation, working with minimal budget.

Relevant professional qualification and/or management experie

An understanding of, or keen interest in, broadcasting, particularly (community) radio.

Membership of a community service organisation - Likely to be Rotary but not essential.

News Team Members

We are looking to recruit a number of people in different parts of the UK to gather Rotary news, compile concise reports for broadcasting both “on-air” and via social media and to work with the team to produce monthly and weekly news bulletins. Each will be in frequent contact with clubs and Rotarians in their area to encourage them to produce items of interest. Some experience of working in this type of environment is highly desirable. Team members will work from home and communicate by personal visit, telephone and social media.

Presenters

We are building up the team of presenters and will be pleased to hear from people interested in joining the team to present live shows. Previous experience of radio broadcasting is desirable but not essential as training can be given. Most of our output is music based but we are also planning to develop a range of talk shows, quizzes and sports output. You will need to demonstrate knowledge in one of these areas and a willingness to learn. Regular visits to the studios will be necessary for training and then broadcasting. We envisage most shows being broadcast on a weekly or twice weekly basis, including weekends but there will also be slots for people to deliver daily shows. Most shows will be produced from our studio and will either go out live or be recorded and broadcast at another time.

If you would like to apply for any of the positions please send a CV and short covering note to Steve Wood, CEO Rotary Radio UK via email to rotaryradiouk@gmail.com or by post to our studios at Suite 4F, The Oast, 62 Bell Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4HE.