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Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre



Low cost fitness classes and sports for adults across the Rochdale borough

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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. The address is Link4Life, HR Department, PO Box 428, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1ZL.

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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What we can offer

Link4Life are committed to being an employer of choice and can offer competitive salaries and benefits, including:

  • A minimum of 4½ weeks holidays (plus bank holidays) increasing by five days after 5 years’ continuous service (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Reward and Recognition Scheme
  • Annual Employee Performance Development Review linked to pay progression
  • Company Sick Pay after a qualifying period
  • Training Academy
  • Free use of our leisure facilities after a qualifying period (eligibility conditions apply)
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Childcare Vouchers, BHSF Health Cash Plan
  • A progressive, structured and modern environment in which to work.

Link4Life Trustee

Link4Life is excited to announce that there are a number of vacancies for Trustee Board members.

The purpose of the Trust is to lead and manage the delivery of high quality, enjoyable, affordable, accessible cultural provision across the borough of Rochdale that gives residents and visitors the opportunity to lead the active, creative and healthy lifestyle of their choice as commissioned by the Local Authority.

You will help lead and provide strategic direction for the organisation to achieve its vision of ‘Striving to develop COMMUNITIES that are ACTIVE, CREATIVE and HEALTHY’.

We would like to hear from you if you have a genuine interest in leisure and cultural activities, live in or have links to the borough of Rochdale and believe you could help us shape our vision for the future.

We welcome all applications but particularly seek those who have skills or experience in any of the following areas: arts and heritage, health and well-being, finance or accounting.

Successful candidates will be appointed for an initial fixed term period of four years. Trustee positions are voluntary unpaid positions; however, all reasonable expenses will be paid.

If you would like to arrange an informal chat regarding the position please contact the Human Resources Department on 01706 926212 or 01706 926268.

Closing date: Sunday 13 March 2016.

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pdfLink4Life Trustee Role Description - L1607

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Duty Manager - Job ref: L1610

Salary: Band 4
£20,604 - £24,184 per annum
37 hours per week - will include weekends, Bank Holidays, evenings and daytime working.
Application Closing Date: Wednesday 2 March 2016

Location: Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre

pdfDuty Officer - Job ref: L1610

Fixed term contract until 31 March 2017.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced individual to be part of an exciting team.

Purpose and objectives of the post

  • To be responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the facility
  • To be responsible for the relevant staff
  • To provide support and assistance to the Community Facility Manager as appropriate and to deputise for the Community Facility Manager in their absence
  • To promote the aims and objectives of Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre and Link4Life
  • To create and maintain sustainable links enabling greater long term participation in outdoor activities for all
  • Be responsible for running sessions and courses as the senior instructor, mentoring staff and improving delivery quality.

Cleaning Operative - Job ref: L1613

Salary: Band 1
£14,006 per annum pro rata
20 hours per week - will include weekends, Bank Holidays, evenings and daytime working.
Application Closing Date: Thursday 18 February 2016

Location: Middleton Arena

pdfCleaning Operative - Job ref: L1613

Middleton Arena 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.

Admin and Finance Officer - Job ref: L1614

Salary: Band 3
£16,377 - £19,510 per annum (or pro rata)
37 hours & 21 hours per week
Application Closing Date: Sunday 6 March 2016

Location: See below

pdfAdmin & Finance Officer - Job ref: L1614

Post 1 Location: Middleton Arena & Heywood Civic Centre (Temporary post to cover maternity leave for approximately 9-12 months) 37 hours per week

Post 2 Location: Heywood Sports Village (Permanent post ) 21 hours per week

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of a range of finance and administrative functions within the Centre, as part of a team providing an efficient and effective administrative/financial support service to the Trust and management team.

Leisure Attendant - Job ref: L1616

Salary: Band 2
£14,006 - £15,754 per annum pro rata Steps 3-6
Various hours per week - will include weekends, Bank Holidays, evenings and daytime working.
Application Closing Date: Wednesday 17 February 2016

Location: Heywood Sports Village

pdfLeisure Attendant - Job ref: L1616

Post 1: 37 hrs/week (Permanent)
Post 2: 22 hrs/week (Permanent)
Post 3: 18½ hrs/week (Permanent)
Post 4: 25 hrs/week (Permanent)

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

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