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Director of Apprenticeships


Thank you for your interest in the post of Director of Apprenticeships.

Hopwood Hall College is an ambitious and highly performing further education college based across two campuses situated in Greater Manchester, with a 72 acre green site in Middleton and a town centre site in Rochdale. We have around 450 staff working for the college, catering for over 12,000 full time and part time learners.

Our apprenticeships department currently supports over 400 employers and 500 apprentices. The Apprenticeships Unit is an exciting and dynamic team working across the College and with apprenticeship employers to deliver high quality and industry standards.

We are now seeking to recruit an Apprenticeships Director to support our vision of delivering a high quality apprenticeship provision which meets the needs of employers, in a challenging changing landscape.

This role will provide critical management for the delivery of apprenticeships programmes, including first line management of assessors (work base tutors). At Hopwood Hall College we are determined to do the very best for all our students by continuing to provide an excellent education, which transforms their lives and prospects. To achieve this, in what is a new education landscape and a tough economic climate, requires ambition, innovation and a relentless focus on high quality teaching and learning, and on providing every student with key life and employability skills. This is facilitated by the colleges’ engagement within regional and national construction and engineering skills competitions.

The College has seen steady growth and has an annual turnover of over £25m. The College’s financial health status is “outstanding”, this allows us to invest in the College’s estates, the student experience, our teaching and learning facilities and in the quality and development of the College’s provision. The College had a very good OFSTED inspection in November 2016.

The College is a vibrant and diverse place to work where the learners are always our focus. Driven by a high performance culture our ambition is to be outstanding in everything that we do. If you wish to join us on this journey then I look forward to receiving your application.

Please feel free to contact the HR Department on 0161 655 6903 if you wish to arrange an informal discussion regarding this role.

May I wish you good luck with your application.

Julia Heap
Principal and CEO of Hopwood Hall College



Working at Hopwood Hall College comes with a wide range of benefits including generous holiday and sick pay entitlements.

Other non-contractual benefits include:

  • Career average pension scheme
  • Free gym membership at our Middleton Campus Sports Arena
  • Purchase loans for computers and bikes
  • Staff discount at the College's Riverside Restaurant, Riverside Salon, Sports Arena and Holiday Clubs
  • On-site nursery (Rochdale Campus)
  • Credit union for savings, low cost loans and life assurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • On-site Dog Kennels (spaces not guaranteed)



CV's and supporting statement should be sent no later than midnight on Sunday 8th December 2019 to :-




SALARY: Competitive

HOURS OF DUTY: 37 hours per week

SELECTION DATE: 18th December 2019

CLOSING DATE: 8th December 2019