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Hopwood Hall College employs approximately 600 staff in both teaching and learning and support services. Staff are based at either our Middleton or Rochdale campus.

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

The College is a Living Wage employer, paying all directly employed staff the real living wage rate with plans to extend this to all regular, onsite sub-contracted staff as well. The real Living Wage is higher than the government minimum and is voluntarily paid by businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair day's pay for a hard day's work.


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)


Please apply through our portal, which you can access here and on any job listing. 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 655 6903.

Please click here for a copy of our Values.

Important Information

Please note we conduct online checks for all candidates at point of shortlisting.

Please see link for our DBS Procedure policy and our Safer Recruitment policy, this includes recruitment of ex-offenders.

Kitchen Assistant
We are currently recruiting for the position of kitchen assistant in our fast-paced bistro. We are looking for a hardworking and energetic individual to join our friendly team. As a kitchen assistant, you will be a vital part of the food operation, keeping our kitchen running smoothly, assisting the chefs with food preparation, cleaning, and covering service during the busy lunchtime period. This position is ideal for somebody looking to work term time only. Closing Date: 9th April 2023
Senior Systems Officer
We are looking to recruit a Senior Systems Officer to administer and develop the College's business systems, databases and processes. Working with the MIS and Exams Manager and MIS team, you will be responsible for the analysis, development, testing, documentation, implementation, and maintenance of the MIS IT systems in use across the college. You will need to be flexible in your approach and have enthusiasm for supporting and improving data and information systems and can prioritise workload effectively. You will also enjoy problem solving, be self-motivated and work well as part of a team to deliver development projects to a high standard. You will be expected to have experience of student record systems or equivalent, complex database management skills and strong SQL and/or programming skills. Closing Date: 16th April 2023
Behaviour Support Assistant (x2 positions)
We are expanding our Behaviour Support Team in order to further improve educational outcomes for students who may be struggling with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Working within the Safeguarding and Wellbeing team you will have a passion for making a difference and improving the lives of young people. In this his challenging but rewarding role you will work alongside teaching staff in the classroom environment, with groups of students encouraging positive behaviour and engagement in all areas of their study program and college life. We are a trauma-informed college with a real focus on improving life and social skills of our students in a positive way. Closing Date: 9th April 2023
Hopwood Hall College are looking at appoint a Retention Improvement Officer to be an integral part of both the Student Support and Curriculum Management teams in proactively supporting the achievement of high levels of attendance from students and taking immediate action to deal with absence. To monitor attendance data and follow up with students / parents / carers to check the reasons for absence and to encourage improved attendance where needed. Closing Date: 5th April 2022
Programme Manager - Maths
Hopwood Hall College is looking to appoint an outstanding, experienced and forward-thinking Programme Manager – Maths . The successful candidate will have drive, ambition and up to date knowledge of strategies to facilitate student engagement and progression in maths for our 16-18 and 19+ cohorts. Hopwood Hall College is an inclusive, ambitious and learner-focused organisation which works closely with its stakeholders to provide opportunities for all. Closing date: 7th April 2023
Senior Gym Instructor
We are seeking to appoint an inspiring and enthusiastic Senior Gym Instructor and Team Leader to assist in ensuring all our services and sports facilities can function effectively and safely for both College and community usage. The Senior Gym Instructor would cater for a full and diverse range of users and ensure that customers are entering the premises in accordance with laid down procedures, ensuring a full and professional service is provided. The suitable candidate will have all the relevant skills and/or experience within a fitness environment/sports centre or similar and would be available for evening and weekend working. Closing Date: 2nd April 2023
Lecturer - Fire, Emergency and Security
Training@Hopwood are looking for a Fire Emergency and Security lecturer to join the college. To support the ever-growing competitive industry, we want a well-motivated, enthusiastic and up to date specialist to help support our apprentices. You will help develop and deliver inspirational teaching and training resources, as well as supporting apprentices in their work. Closing Date: 6th April 2023