Northern Gateway Project Manager

  • Rochdale Development Agency
  • Closing Date:
Company: Rochdale Development Agency
Salary: £30,000 - £42,500
Location: Rochdale
Contact Name: Damian Cooke
Telephone: 01706 927000
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Location: Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale. OL16 1XU

Salary: £30,000 – £42,500 (dependent on experience)

Working Pattern: Full Time

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

The Project

The Northern Gateway, lying across local authority areas of Bury and Rochdale, represents the biggest economic growth opportunity in the North of England and is of national and international significance.

The site occupies a strategic location adjacent to the M60, M62 and M66 motorways and is expected to bring forward land for around 3,500 new homes, 1.2m sq. metres of employment floorspace, including proposals for a GM Advanced Manufacturing Park, and accommodate around 20,000 jobs.  The scale of the opportunity, will attract high quality businesses and employment opportunities helping to level up and rebalance the local and national economy. The site will be served by new or improved infrastructure including a Junction 19 link road to the M62, new or upgraded motorway junctions, public transport investment with rapid transit links to the Regional Centre, new schools and local centres.

The two Councils, alongside the GM Combined Authority and our partners, are working collaboratively to realise our ambitions for our residents and businesses.  Phase 1 of the project comprising 135,000 m2 of employment, 1,000 homes and new highway link road will commence on site later this year.  Funding has also been secured to progress a number of Phase 2 projects.

The Post

The successful post holder will:

  • provide overall project coordination for the range of task groups involved in bringing forward this major project
  • lead work to coordinate further Masterplanning and feasibility assessments
  • develop an infrastructure framework for the Northern Gateway, including public transport
  • support the joint promotion of the site to business and investors and for high value manufacturing and innovation uses
  • work closely with the preferred developers and other key stakeholders
  • be expected to work flexibly across both Districts as required.

Rochdale Development Agency (RDA) has been appointed by Bury and Rochdale Councils to lead the public sector involvement in the Northern Gateway. The post holder will be employed by RDA.

RDA, acting on behalf of Rochdale Council, is responsible for the promotion of the economic well-being of Rochdale borough. The Agency works in partnership with the Council, the private sector and other stakeholders to deliver new economic investment, physical development and associated projects for the benefit of the local community.

This is an exciting opportunity to help us continue the successful delivery of one of our major ongoing regeneration programmes.

This is a permanent contract, offering a competitive salary package including annual leave and pension scheme (salary subject to relevant experience). A salary at the top of the Grade is available for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate.

For further information please contact Damian Cooke, Operations Director of RDA, on 01706 927000

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Completed application forms should be emailed to to arrive no later than 16 October 2020.

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