Rochdale Borough Culture Network Freelance Coordinator

The Rochdale Borough Culture Network is open to anyone who works in or has a passion for delivering culture across Rochdale Borough. Cartwheel Arts administer the network, and we are looking for a Coordinator who can help us grow and develop the offer to Rochdale’s cultural sector. 

The role will include supporting Cartwheel’s Director & RBCN Chair Hebe Reilly with the general administration of the network; recruiting new Steering Group members; convening quarterly meetings for each of the Steering Group & Capacity Circles; coordinating 6 x bi-monthly informal artist socials and helping to promote the networks grants.  

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Rochdale’s arts and cultural sector.

  • Have experience coordinating meetings and small-scale events. 

  • Be highly organised.

  • Have excellent time-management.

  • Be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Be proficient with IT skills including email, Microsoft Word & Excel and Zoom 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in their work.  


Please note, we are particularly interested in candidates who live or work in Rochdale, and those who are currently under-represented in the arts including, but not limited to: global majority practitioners, LGBTQI+ and disabled practitioners. 



This is a freelance, fixed term contract until 31st March 2025 (with the possibility of extending until 2026)

Individuals must be registered as self-employed and have a Unique Taxpayer Reference number. 

Rate of Pay is £250 / day for a maximum of 25 days 

Total contract value: £6,250

Hours of Work will be approx. 2 days / month – this will include some early-evening events.

Hybrid working arrangements offered but please note the post will include some in-person meetings / events at locations across Rochdale Borough. 


Download the Job Description for the RBCN Coordinator post (Word) 

For an informal chat about the role please contact or phone 01706 361300 


How to apply: 

We want to find out how your skills and experience are a good match for the role.  In a 2-page cover letter or voice/video recording, please outline: 

  1. Your comprehensive understanding of Rochdale’s arts & cultural sector 

  2. Your experience coordinating meetings and small-scale events, including budget management. 

  3. Your organisation & time management skills & experience

  4. Your experience communicating effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

  5. Your experience of using email, Microsoft Word & Excel and Zoom.

  6. How your commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is evident in your previous work / voluntary / lived experience.  

Your responses to these criteria will be marked as part of a blind recruitment process, including an external panel member. 


To apply you can either:  

  • Send a cover letter, no more than 2 pages long to You are welcome to attach a CV. 

  • Send either a voice message or video message addressing all 6 points above (10 minutes maximum).

Please contact or 01706 361300 in advance if you would like to submit in voice/video format for more details and where to send it.


Deadline: Thursday 13th June at 10am  


Candidates will be shortlisted and invited to an informal online interview which will take place on Thursday 20th June in the afternoon.

Cartwheel Arts
110 Manchester Street
OL10 1DW


T: 01706 361300 

Company number: 2161995
Charity number: 519394

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