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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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Supporting our Communities to be 'Active, Creative and Healthy' Can you help us to deliver this vision?

There has been a lot happening at Link4Life over the past few months; we have a new corporate framework, a new Board of Trustees, and we are now seeking to appoint highly motivated individuals in a number of new roles, to drive forward the delivery of our company vision and ambition.

Background to the Trust

Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust, trading as Link4Life, is an independent company limited by guarantee (a registered charity) with a trading subsidiary company. It was set up on 1 April 2007 to provide sport, leisure and cultural services, including arts and heritage, on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council under a 15 year Partnership Agreement, with an option for extension. It is governed by a Board of Trustees who are all unpaid volunteers.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:                NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Head of Business Support - Job ref: L1512

Salary: Band 8b
£42,420-£50,500 per annum
Hours: 37 hours/week
Application Closing Date:
Sunday 29 March 2015

Location: Link4Life Head Office, Rochdale

pdfHead of Business Support - Job ref: L1512

Purpose and Objectives of the Post

To have leadership and management responsibility for all business support functions of the company to ensure that the company is well governed, legally compliant and financially viable. This role will also be Company Secretary and act as an Assistant to the Chief Executive and deputise as required.

You will lead and manage the company's systems and performance, assets, staffing and finances; and to advise the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees on key strategies, policies and decisions in these areas.

You will also ensure that the company has in place appropriate policies and procedures to comply with all relevant laws and regulations, and to follow agreed practices contributing to a fair and open environment for staff, and customers.

In order to be considered for the role, you will need to be a qualified CCAB Accountant and have experience in a leadership role at a senior management level.

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

Closing date: Sunday 29 March 2015. Interviews: Wednesday 15 April 2015.

See details above for how to apply.

Head of Community, Health & Participation - Job ref: L1513

Salary: Band 8b
£42,420-£50,500 per annum
Hours: 37 hours/week
Application Closing Date:
Sunday 29 March 2015

Location: Link4Life Head Office, Rochdale

pdfHead of Community, Heath & Participation - Job ref: L1513

Purpose and Objectives of the Post

To lead the company's strategic approach and delivery of community outreach, engagement and participation activity. To provide leadership and management responsibility for all community engagement and participation functions ensuring that external funding is maximised, and that there is a sustainable pathway for programmes and activities beyond initial funding. To proactively respond to the needs and opportunities of the Borough and its communities, by leading the developing of an integrated offer across health, sport and physical activity and arts, heritage and culture, which responds to local need and current and emerging local and national policy priorities.

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 developing and delivering engagement and participation programmes with one or more of the following groups; families, young people, older people, vulnerable adults and community groups.

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

Closing date: Sunday 29 March 2015. Interviews: Thursday 16 April 2015.

See details above for how to apply.

Organisational Development Manager - Job ref: L1514

Salary: Band 7
£33,128-£37,578 per annum
Hours: 37 hours/week
Application Closing Date:
Sunday 29 March 2015

Location: Link4Life Head Office, Rochdale

pdfOrganisational Development Manager - Job ref: L1514

Purpose and Objectives of the Post

To have leadership and management responsibility for all organisational development functions of the company to ensure that the company is well governed, legally compliant and financially viable.

You will lead a high quality, effective and responsive human resources and organisational development function, taking overall leadership on all HR and organisational development issue and be accountable for organisational development (including leadership and management development) to ensure the Link4Life has the workforce capabilities and ability to satisfy its short, medium and long term objectives

You will also be responsible for staff and Board engagement and internal communications within the company.

In order to be considered for the role, you will need to be a member of the CIPD and have direct experience at a senior management level of delivering an efficient and effective HR/OD Service.

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

Closing date: Sunday 29 March 2015. Interviews: Monday 20 April 2015.

See details above for how to apply.

Arts & Heritage Manager - Job ref: L1515

Salary: Band 8a
£37,578-£42,000 per annum
Hours: 37 hours/week
Application Closing Date:
Sunday 29 March 2015

Location: Link4Life Head Office, Rochdale

pdfArts & Heritage Manager - Job ref: L1515

Purpose and Objectives of the Post

To have leadership and management responsibility for the arts, heritage and cultural development and engagement functions of the company to ensure that the company is maximising the participation and engagement of all individuals from throughout the Borough to support them in being active, creative and healthy.

You will lead and deliver the company's strategy for arts, heritage and cultural wellbeing, participation and community engagement, creating tailored solutions to meet the needs of individuals and communities to maximise their engagement and participation to achieve our company's vision of communities being active, creative and healthy and develop effective working relationships with partners and stakeholders to secure Link4Life as the provider of choice for all heritage, arts and cultural based activity in the Borough, with a positive reputation.

You will also have lead responsibility for the management and development of all Link4Life's Cultural, Arts & Heritage venues and facilities (Touchstones and the Heritage/Museum Store)

In order to be considered for the role, you will need to be educated to degree level in a relevant subject and/or equivalent experience and have at least three years' experience in managing arts, heritage and cultural services.

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

Closing date: Sunday 29 March 2015. Interviews: Tuesday 21 April 2015.

See details above for how to apply.

Facilities & Programming Manager - Job ref: L1516

Salary: Band 8a
£37,578-£42,000 per annum
Hours: 37 hours/week
Application Closing Date:
Sunday 29 March 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 29 March 2015. Interviews: Thursday 23 April 2015.

See details above for how to apply.

Finance Manager - Job ref: L1517

Salary: Band 7
£33,128-£37,578 per annum
Hours: 37 hours/week
Application Closing Date:
Sunday 29 March 2015

Location: Link4Life Head Office, Rochdale

pdfFinance Manager - Job ref: L1517

Purpose and Objectives of the Post

To have leadership and management responsibility for all financial functions of the company to ensure that the company is well governed, legally compliant and financially viable.

You will assist and deputise for the Head of Business Support as required and lead and performance manage the Finance Team

You will also be responsible for all financial and financial administrative matters across the group and produce regular financial management reports throughout the year setting out the group's financial performance and forecast outturn position. You will be expected to complete and submit statutory returns.

In order to be considered for the role, you will need to be a part qualified CCAB Accountant, have experience of partial exemption VAT and of overseeing and co-ordinating accounts in line with SORP and FRS.

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

Closing date: Sunday 29 March 2015. Interviews: Monday 27 April 2015.

See details above for how to apply.

Asset & Risk Manager - Job ref: L1518

Salary: Band 7
£33,128-£37,578 per annum
Hours: 37 hours/week
Application Closing Date:
Sunday 29 March 2015

Location: Link4Life Head Office, Rochdale

pdfAsset & Risk Manager - Job ref: L1518

Purpose and Objectives of the Post

To have leadership and management responsibility for all asset, premises, health and safety, energy and risk functions of the company to ensure that the company and its facilities are fit for purpose, well managed, and legally compliant.

You will be the company Health & Safety Officer and lead and manage the company's risk responsibilities, Asset Portfolio, energy efficiency, procurement and management across the Company.

In order to be considered for the role, you will need to be a member of a relevant professional body i.e. BIFM / IOSH and have direct experience of facility and asset management.

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

Closing date: Sunday 29 March 2015. Interviews: Tuesday 28 April 2015.

See details above for how to apply.

Corporate Support Officer - Job ref: L1519

Salary: Band 3
£16,215-£19,317 per annum
Hours: 37 hours/week
Application Closing Date:
Sunday 29 March 2015

Location: Link4Life Head Office, Rochdale

pdfCorporate Support Officer - Job ref: L1519

Purpose and Objectives of the Post

To provide professional, administrative support for the Trustee Board and its sub- committees and to assist the Chief Executive and the Senior Management team to maximise their efficiency and make best use of their time by providing a comprehensive range of business and administrate support functions.

In order to be considered for the role, you will need a NVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration or equivalent and previous experience in Executive Assistant or PA role.

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

Closing date: Sunday 29 March 2015. Interviews: Wednesday 29 April 2015.

See details above for how to apply.