A career that makes a difference
The RDA drives inward investment, economic development and regeneration in Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and the Pennine district.
Founded in 1993, the RDA is the local economic development agency for Rochdale borough on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council and other partners. We are committed to making the borough of Rochdale a more prosperous and vibrant place by encouraging investment in the economy, preserving and celebrating its heritage and creating new job opportunities.
With many millions invested across the region in recent years, strong foundations for innovation have been laid that will continue the transformation of the borough’s economic fortunes. Explore some of the major innovation projects that are regenerating the local area and changing the lives of the local community.
An industry-led initiative to drive innovation for the UK’s advanced machinery designers, manufacturers and users
Bringing world-class research, manufacturing and materials together to shape the future and level up communities.
Rochdale Town Hall is a building of national importance, and one of the finest Victorian town halls in the UK.
We are proud of our history, which is why we’re doing everything we can to preserve it. Join us in celebrating our past while looking to the future by creating bustling, connected public spaces and bringing new energy to our town that creates new reasons to live in our town and visit from elsewhere.
Our people are key to everything that we do. Explore some of the benefits we offer.
Make a difference to the local area
Unlock a fantastic pension scheme with the RDA
We pride ourselves on our flexible working
Benefit from a generous holiday entitlement
Work from our offices at Number One Riverside
Gain access to excellent study support
Pop in for some light refreshments
Working at the RDA is a rewarding experience that allows me to make a real difference in my community and contribute to the economic growth and development of the area by providing financial support and expertise to local businesses and entrepreneurs.
The apprenticeship at the RDA, it was an opportunity like no other, working on a unique heritage restoration project. Every day I am encouraged to step out of my comfort zone and face challenges head on, not only benefitting my future career, but also my personal development.
Project Manager Apprentice
“After moving to the RDA from a large consultancy it felt great to be part of a smaller team and being involved at all levels. In terms of project input this meant I’ve been able to take a variety of schemes from concept to construction managing all elements instead of being “pigeon holed” into certain disciplines. Other keys benefits are greater working flexibility which allows me to manage the occasional school run and numerous training opportunities to help develop my CPD.”
Design Manager - Major Projects
Browse our current vacancies to find a role that provides you with passion and purpose and can help you shape your future and the future of our borough.View Jobs
We want our people to succeed and work closely with them to help support them along their pathway to success to ensure they develop their skills and progress in their career journey.
The Kingsway Tree Planting Project, funded by JD Sports and Wilson Bowden, andView Full Article
We’re preserving our heritage and creating a town for today, brimming with life, leisure and culture.Learn More
Everyone at the RDA is very supportive and friendly, it’s a great work environment and the best combination of private and public sector in terms of salary, pension and work life balance. Given my personal experience in the past 5 years, there are plenty of opportunities to progress.
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