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Jobs with Link4Life

Thank you for showing an interest in working for Link4Life. All our current vacancies are listed below.

For each vacancy you will see a brief description of the job and a more detailed job description and person specification. These are important documents and you will be required to refer to them when making your application.

All applications must be made on our official application form. We do not accept CVs. NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

We prefer applications to be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. however, we appreciate that not all applicants have access to email therefore we will accept applications by post. If you do apply by post, we encourage you to contact the HR department on 01706 926268 or 01706 926212 to confirm receipt.

Applications for vacancies will be accepted on the closing date only and late applications will not be accepted.

If you have any queries contact our HR Team. This page is updated on a regular basis, so please check back at a later date for new vacancies.

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Facilities & Programming Manager - Job ref: L1516

Salary: Band 8a
£37,578-£42,000 per annum
Hours: 37 hours/week
Application Closing Date:
Sunday 26 April 2015

Location: Link4Life Head Office, Rochdale

pdfFacilities & Programming Manager - Job ref: L1516

Purpose and Objectives of the Post

To lead and manage the programming in all Link4Life facilities and to have direct management responsibility for all Link4Life Satellite Sites. The focus of the role to ensure that the satellite sites are well managed, legally compliant and become financially self-sustainable, and that across all of the sites there is effective programming of activity to meet current and future demands to maximise income and market share.

You will lead and deliver the company's satellite sites and programming of all activity across the company creating tailored offers to meet the needs of individuals and communities to maximise their engagement and participation to achieve our company's vision of self-sustainability and for communities being active, creative and healthy.

You will also develop effective working relationships with partners and stakeholders to secure Link4Life as the provider of choice for use of facilities and provision of leisure and cultural services and ensure that the company maximises innovation in the development of activities in this area ensuring that all external income and funding opportunities are maximised to work towards a self-sustaining programme of activity.

In order to be considered for the role, you will need to be educated to degree level in a relevant subject and/or relevant experience and have direct experience of managing a portfolio of complex leisure venues and facilities and of programming in a leisure and cultural environment.

Appointment to this post is subject to relevant criminal record and background checks.

Closing date: Sunday 26 April 2015. Interviews Wednesday 6 May 2015.

See details above for how to apply.

Leisure Attendant - Job ref: L1523

Salary: Band 2
Steps 3-6, £13,725 - £15,598 per annum pro rata
Hours: See below for details
Application Closing Date:
Sunday 26 April 2015

Location: Heywood Sports Village

pdfLeisure Attendant - Job ref: L1523

Post 1: 20 hours per week - (Permanent)
Post 2: 15 hours per week - (Permanent)

Will include weekends, evenings and daytime working (in accordance with service requirements).

Could you be the outstanding Leisure Attendants we are searching for?

Think you are ready? Then read on, because we are passionate and committed to making sure our customer experience is second to none because our customers deserve it.

Still interested? The you could be joining us

Duties will include:

  • Supervision of all customers
  • Provision of first class customer services
  • Carrying out Lifeguard duties on the pool side
  • Giving trained assistance to customers in difficulty
  • Assembling, dismantling and moving equipment
  • Control and supervision of all public facilities
  • Cleaning internal and external areas
  • Attending on going training as required by the post
  • A willingness to work in other areas of the facility e.g. Fitness Studio, Reception

The successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellent customer service to our customers.

These posts are the customer face of this forward looking organisation and will positively promote all aspects of the services that are provided within the facility.

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Paul Sutcliffe on 01706 927205.

See details for how to apply.

Appointment to these posts are subject to satisfactory Criminal Record checks.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 26 April 2015, Interviews to be held: Thursday 14 May 2015 (Candidates must be available to attend on this date).

Cleaning Operative - Job ref: L1525

Salary: Band 1
£13,725 per annum pro rata (£7.11 per hour)
Hours: See below
Application Closing Date:
Sunday 26 April 2015

Location: Heywood Sports Village

pdfCleaning Operatives - Job ref: L1525

Post 1: 8 hours per week - (Part-time)
Saturday: 7.30am-11.30am (4 hours)
Sunday: 7.30am-11.30am (4 hours)

Post 2: 11½ hours per week - (Part-time)
Saturday: 7.30am-11.30am (4 hours)
Sunday: 7.30am-15.30pm (7½ hours)

Heywood Sports Village is looking to recruit cleaning operatives to join their cleaning/housekeeping team.

The successful candidates must be customer focused and well presented. Experience of cleaning would be preferable.

As a cleaning operative you will undertake cleaning duties whilst maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness within the areas of responsibility in accordance with Link4Life cleaning specifications and schedules.

Main Duties:

  • Scrubbing down of showers, wet change and thermal suites
  • Cleaning of all changing areas
  • Empty waste bins, remove rubbish and take to designated outside bin compound
  • Dust and polish desk and table tops
  • Wash down all painted surfaces
  • Clean and remove all smears from glass areas/windows internally
  • Pick up litter and hoover carpet areas
  • Clean all toilet areas
  • Sweep and mop hard floor areas
  • Operate various equipment as required
  • Inspect cleaning equipment, including empty and clean hoovers, and report any required replacements or repairs to the Duty Management Team or Cleaning Supervisor
  • Be vigilant and report any repairs, damage and breakages that become apparent during cleaning to the Duty Management Team or Cleaning Supervisor
  • Attend team meetings as required
  • Attend relevant training courses internally or externally to update skills and for the benefit of both parties
  • Comply with and promote the Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and maintain a safe environment for staff and visitors ensuring that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons
  • Be aware of COSHH regulations required for the cleaning products being used
  • To take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all within the leisure centre
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Duty Management Team and Cleaning Supervisors

Uniform and safety shoes provided.

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Gary Smith on 01706 927200.

See details for how to apply.

Appointment to these posts are subject to satisfactory Criminal Record checks.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 26 April 2015, Interviews to be held: Tuesday 5 May 2015 (Candidates must be available to attend on this day).

Cleaning Operative - Job ref: L1524

Salary: Band 1
£13,725 per annum pro rata (£7.11 per hour)
Hours: See below
Application Closing Date:
Thursday 30 April 2015

Location: Rochdale Leisure Centre

pdfCleaning Operatives - Job ref: L1524

Post: 11 hours per week - (Part-time)
Saturday: 2pm-6pm (4 hours)
Sunday: 10.30am-6m (7 hours)

Rochdale Leisure Centre is looking to recruit a cleaning operative to join their cleaning/housekeeping team.

The successful candidate must be customer focused and well presented. Experience of cleaning would be preferable.

As a cleaning operative you will undertake cleaning duties whilst maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness within the areas of responsibility in accordance with Link4Life cleaning specifications and schedules.

Main Duties:

  • Scrubbing down of showers, wet change and thermal suites
  • Cleaning of all changing areas
  • Empty waste bins, remove rubbish and take to designated outside bin compound
  • Dust and polish desk and table tops
  • Wash down all painted surfaces
  • Clean and remove all smears from glass areas/windows internally
  • Pick up litter and hoover carpet areas
  • Clean all toilet areas
  • Sweep and mop hard floor areas
  • Operate various equipment as required
  • Inspect cleaning equipment, including empty and clean hoovers, and report any required replacements or repairs to the Duty Management Team or Cleaning Supervisor
  • Be vigilant and report any repairs, damage and breakages that become apparent during cleaning to the Duty Management Team or Cleaning Supervisor
  • Attend team meetings as required
  • Attend relevant training courses internally or externally to update skills and for the benefit of both parties
  • Comply with and promote the Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and maintain a safe environment for staff and visitors ensuring that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons
  • Be aware of COSHH regulations required for the cleaning products being used
  • To take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all within the leisure centre
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Duty Management Team and Cleaning Supervisors

Uniform and safety shoes provided.

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Kevin Costigan on 01706 924218.

See details for how to apply.

Appointment to these posts are subject to satisfactory Criminal Record checks.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 30 April 2015.

Casual Swimming Teacher - Job ref: L1503

Salary: Band 3
Salary (Step 11) £19,126 per annum (all inclusive) per annum /rate of pay £9.91 per hour.
Hours: Various hours
Application Closing Date:
Open

Location: Rochdale Leisure Centre / Middleton Arena / Heywood Sports Village

Various Hours - includes days, evenings and weekends. Post-holders will be required, with reasonable notice, to change shifts as and when required to meet business needs.

pdfCasual Swimming Teachers Job ref: L1503 (Qualified & Unqualified)

Link4Life are currently recruiting swimming teachers to assist in the delivery of our schools swimming programme and Link4Life Swim Academy.

In partnership with the STA, our programme has grown considerably since the introduction of the Academy earlier this year. The Academy delivers lessons from non swimmers and beginners up to advanced level swimmers, with growth in more specialised areas planned for in the near future.

The demand for swimming teachers has never been greater and as a result Link4Life are developing opportunities within their aquatic team for enthusiastic, fun, high quality, committed teachers. We are interested in recruiting people who have swimming teacher qualifications and those who have the ability to train as a swimming teacher.

With great development and training opportunities, new state of the art facilities and an excellent rate of pay, it's a perfect time to get in touch.

Various hours are available at Rochdale Leisure Centre, Middleton Arena and Heywood Sports Village.

For an informal discussion please contact John Matson on 07807 510349.

Appointment to this post is subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Criminal Record check and background checks.

See details above for how to apply.