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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 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 6925.

Please click here for a copy of our competency framework, and here for the guidance on the framework.

We are looking to recruit a highly skilled FE Lecturer on a Part Time, Fixed Term Contract. Candidates must have recent experience of working in the FE Sector and will ideally be able to make a positive contribution to the sports coaching and sports development BTEC and Foundation Degree Lessons. Closing Date: 26th January 2020
HR Apprentice
Hopwood Hall College has an excellent opportunity for a keen and enthusiastic individual to work as an Apprentice within the Human Resources (HR) Department. The successful candidate will actively contribute to providing a high quality HR service to the College. Working within a team they will provide support to the; HR Manager, Advisor, Assistant, Payroll Officer and Occupational Health Advisor. Closing Date: 22nd January 2020
Learning Support Assistant
We are recruiting Learning Support Assistant's on 16 hour contracts. The post holder will be required to meet the needs of learners with identified Learning Difficulties and / or Disabilities including in class and out of class support to remove barriers to accessing learning and participation.
Work Based Tutor - Electrical Installation
The Work Based Tutor will train apprentices across a wide range of skills, knowledge and behaviors to enable them to pass the End Point Assessment. The tutor will develop and deliver highly inspirational teaching and training resources and will be expected to facilitate a structured learning programme, providing feedback during formative assessment periods.
Work Based Tutor - AAT
The Work Based Tutor will train apprentices across a wide range of skills, knowledge and behaviors to enable them to pass the End Point Assessment. The tutor will develop and deliver highly inspirational teaching and training resources and will be expected to facilitate a structured learning programme, providing feedback during formative assessment periods.
Exams Assistant
To be part of the Examinations team of staff providing services to all customers (both internal and external) To carry out the Registration of Learners with Awarding bodies, arranging Examinations (both online and paper based), arranging rooms and invigilators, dealing with data changes and updates, and ensure Qualification Achievement and claims are processed within the college guidelines. To work with the MIS & Exams Manager in developing and maintaining high levels of customer service and responsiveness through all aspects of examinations provision. To assist in the preparation of data for external and internal reporting requirements. To compile and input examination entries, exams timetabling, accommodation, concession and results data, and distribute / publish to relevant parties (including examining bodies, learners, colleagues and others.) To ensure personal compliance with relevant policies and procedures and to make suggestions around service improvements based on individual experience of issues which arise during the performance of duties. Closing Date: 26th January 2020
Lecturer - Public Services
Hopwood Hall College is looking for a full time Public Services Lecturer. The successful candidate would be to deliver a full range of BTEC units from Level 1 through to Level 3. Closing date: 22nd January 2020
Engagement Officer
Central to this role is driving engagement with pupils, parents, teachers and community groups and learners of all ages. This will suit somebody with strong presentation skills and the ability to build rapport and inspire people from all backgrounds. You will focus on growing interest in and awareness of our full range of courses and on developing excellent relationships with schools and key partners in the community. Working as an integral part of the College Marketing Team, you will help to organise and deliver key recruitment events to ensure to help drive student recruitment. Experience of engaging and inspiring audiences in an educational and/or community setting will be particularly useful.
Marketing Officer
If you have experience in marketing, digital marketing, copy writing and content creation then this role could be the perfect opportunity for you. Wordsmiths and creative thinkers welcome! Working as part of the College’s Marketing Team you will play a key part in the planning, development and delivery of the College’s student recruitment marketing service. Delivering high quality marketing collateral and building relationships will be key to your success. Knowledge of the issues affecting young people in education would be helpful but most important is the ability to communicate with learners of all ages, strong working knowledge of social channels and experience of content management systems.
Head of Facilities & Risk Management
We are seeking an experienced, dynamic and hands-on Head of Facilities & Risk to manage the running of our facilities in order to create an inspirational learning environment for our current and future learners which is fit for purpose, safe and delivered efficiently. An excellent leader and manager who possesses strong communication skills to motivate multiple teams including facilities, security, cleaning and health and safety. The college has just launched an ambitious £20m Estates Strategy and therefore the ideal candidate will have experience of overseeing medium to large capital projects and possess strong contract and project management skills. Closing date: 22nd January 2020
Communications Officer
We are looking for an energetic, self-starting Communications Officer to join our team. Developing and delivering a professional 360˚ communications service for the College and its ancillary operations is central to this role. This will suit a quick-thinking, creative thinker who can raise the profile of the College and drive student recruitment to our full range of courses by building innovative and effective PR campaigns making good use of the full range of communications tools. Closing date: 22nd January
Senior Catering Technician
Hopwood Hall is seeking to recruit a Senior Technician to contribute to the catering team. The Senior Technician will combine strong technical skills with a customer focused approach to service delivery and learner support. Closing date: 23rd January 2020
This position is based in the College's busy Student & College Services team, duties include course enquires, dealing with applications to courses and enrollment, receptions, administrative support and financial support.
Lecturer - ESOL
We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational lecturer who enjoys teaching both teenagers and adults to join the Hopwood Hall college Team! Closing date: 30th January 2020