Systems Change Manager Rochdale (maternity cover)- Action Together

Published date: 
Wednesday, 14th February 2024

Do you want to work for a dynamic, creative, fast-paced charity?

At Action Together we see the amazing things people achieve when they work together to make the lives of others better. If you share our values: believe it’s possible, strengthen others, and be true, we’d love you to consider joining our team.

Systems Change Manager Rochdale (maternity cover)

The role

This role will lead on our strategic ambition ‘to advance our approach to enabling social change through partnerships and collaboration’.

You will lead the systems change team to develop the quality and impact of our networks to ensure they bring together diverse perspectives, are connected into strategic decision-making spaces, and take collective action.

You will lead our system change projects and programmes, working with a range of funders, partners, members, and stakeholders.

Working with the Rochdale Director, you will build relationships with public sector senior leaders and facilitate Voluntary, Community, Faith, and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) partnerships and collaboration to ensure the sector has a stronger collective voice within NHS and local authority governance.

You will also co-ordinate our work on thematic issues that arise for example, anti-poverty and the Cost-of-Living Crisis, Public Sector Reform and tackling health inequalities, etc supporting the Rochdale Director to influence senior leaders and advocate for change

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will be a skilled facilitator and project manager, with a proven track record of influencing system partners, who is passionate about Rochdale’s communities and committed to social justice and collaboration. We are looking for both a practical ‘doer’ and an influencer who can who can operate within partnerships and bring solutions.

Salary: £37,336-£40,220 per annum 

NJC Scale: PO2 (29-32)

Hours: 36 hours per week to be worked Monday to Friday, other working patterns may be considered upon request (occasional evening and weekend work may be required)

Length of contract: Maternity cover until 31 May 2025

Location: Rochdale Borough, with some homeworking

The closing date for applications is 9:00 am on 18 April 2024

Interviews will be held on 26 April 2024 and will include a panel interview and task.

Further details on the full role and our recruitment process are attached below.  

To apply for this role please download all of the documents below and submit your completed application form to by the advertised deadline and with the subject “confidential, job application”.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Guidance Notes

If you have any questions please contact a member of the HR team on 0161 339 2345

Postal applications can also be considered and these should be sent to:

HR Team

Action Together

80 Union Street



Please note, the successful candidates will be required to undertake a basic Disclosure and barring Service (DBS) check. A positive Disclosure of Offences will not automatically bar an applicant from being appointed and suitable applicants will not be refused employment because of offences that are not relevant.

At Action Together we value diversity, promote equity and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to ensuring that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.

Action Together is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work. We expect all of our employees to demonstrate this commitment.

Support for applicants

We understand that not all applicants have access to the same support or opportunities for interview preparation, so we have included a range of support available on our Work with us page.