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Working at Hopwood Hall College

Hopwood Hall College employs approximately 500 staff in both teaching and learning and support services. Staff are based at either our Middleton or Rochdale Campus.

Hopwood Hall College is an equal opportunities employer. Our Equality & Diversity statement is designed to ensure that unfair discrimination does not take place in any part of our recruitment process.

Staff benefits

Working at Hopwood Hall College comes with a wide range of benefits including generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, plus a career average pension scheme. Staff also have free access to internet and email facilities.

Other non-contractual benefits include:

  • Free gym membership at our Middleton Campus Sports Arena
  • A Health Cash Plan
  • Purchase loans for computers and bikes
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for childcare vouchers
  • On-site nursery (Rochdale Campus)
  • Credit union for savings, low cost loans and life assurance
  • Free on-site parking

How to apply

Please apply through our portal, which you can access here and on any job listing.

We have just updated our recruitment portal to a new and improved application system. April 2017 on the old system will still be considered. If you were previously registered with the college recruitment portal you will need to re-register to apply for any new vacancies.

If you have any problems applying or using the online portal, please get in touch with the HR Department on or give us a call on 0161 643 7560 (ext. 3339)


Our current vacancies

Animal Management Lecturer
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic lecturer to join the Animal Management team. The ideal candidate will have experience of delivering on programmes ranging from Entry 3 to Higher Education for City and Guilds and BTEC. You should be an excellent classroom practitioner and have up to date industry knowledge that can be used to enhance your delivery and provide realistic work-related experiences for learners. This is the opportunity to join the team as we progress to becoming an outstanding provider of Animal Care education and you will have access to some of the most impressive and up to date facilities in the area. Closing Date: 27th October 2017
Learning Support Assistant
We are recruiting Learning Support Assistant's on variable hours contracts for the academic year. Closing Date: 29th October 2017
We are looking to recruit a part time cleaner on an all year round basis. Shifts are from 4pm-8pm Monday to Friday. Shifts may vary over term holidays. Closing Date: Sunday 22nd October 2017
iLearn Apprentice
The college works hard to promote the use of technology and the development of digital skills for staff and students. This role will consist of working within the iLearn team helping the college to provide a high quality experience for all. It will consist of (but is not limited to) working with various technology, using a range of software, collating data and supporting with the promotion of iLearn across the college. Closing Date: Thursday 26th October 2017.
MIS and Exams Apprentice
MIS & Exams require an Apprentice to carry out office administrative duties. This will include recording and updating learner data in the College Information systems and online websites. The role will include the registration of Learners, maintaining learner records, recording new starts/ completions /changes, examination registrations, examination scheduling and recording of achievements. The role will also include analyse of the college data to highlight inaccuracy and areas for improvement. The use of other College PC based software will enable College staff to monitor learner attendance, progress and achievement which then feeds into the College reporting process. Closing Date: Sunday 15th October 2017.
Horticulture Technician
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic technician to join the Horticulture department. The role of the technician is to assist teaching staff in the provision of an outstanding educational experience to support learning in the classroom and prepare learners for progression onto higher level courses and employment. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with the most up to date industry technologies and techniques in the landscaping, gardening and aquaponics sector, whilst also having an appreciation of how these resources can be used to provide an outstanding learning environment for our students. You will be an integral part of the team as we develop our facilities to reflect the most recent changes in this sector. Closing Date: 20th October 2017
Catering Assistant
Catering assistant to work in the college bistro as part of a team providing excellent customer service, serving meals and drinks, undertaking vending duties and other light kitchen duties including all aspects of food safety. Closing Date: 25th October 2017
Student and Services Apprentice
The role is predominantly based at the Middleton campus however applicants will be required to work at the Rochdale campus. The role is based within a busy reception area answering quires from learners, staff and external customers. The role includes reception, switchboard, enrolment, admissions, administration and financial support. Closing Date: 18th October 2017
Community Learning Project Admnistrator
We are seeking a part time administrator to work within our Community Learning team on a fixed term basis until 29th June 2018. Closing Date: 29th October 2017
We have a part time, fixed term Administrator vacancy available in our Training @ Hopwood centre. The purpose of the role is to provide service and administration support for the Engagement Team in delivering high standards for employers and Learners to achieve its objectives and targets. Closing Date: 23rd October 2017