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Working at Hopwood Hall College

Hopwood Hall College employs approximately 450 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.

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.

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. 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

Lecturer - Biological Sciences
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic lecturer to join the Life Sciences 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: 23rd February 2018
Apprentice - T&L Quality
To actively contribute to providing support to the Quality Team with the monitoring of the College’s strategy for quality improvement and quality assurance. Working with them to enable the delivery and coordination of various college-wide projects and quality assurance arrangements within the College. Closing Date: 25th February 2018
Theatre Technician - Performing Arts
We are looking for an experienced Theatre Technician to join our successful and ambitious Performing Arts team. The department operates a theatre season and other professional events alongside a busy curriculum. This role offers an opening to demonstrate and combine technical expertise with flair and creativity as the curriculum and enrichment programme develops. You will provide assistance to staff and students; be responsible for the maintenance of music and sound/lighting equipment in the classroom and theatre; and will ensure safe and efficient use of the facilities. You should have an effective working knowledge of technical equipment; excellent organisational and interpersonal skills; and be able to work well as part of a team. The role is flexible and you may be required to work out of normal working hours. Closing Date: 25th February 2018