What it’s like to work here

Two campuses, one college community – a great place to work! 

The college is based across two campuses in Middleton and Rochdale, both with excellent transport links to the M62 and Greater Manchester area.  

Our Middleton campus is an open plan campus nestled in 70 acres of beautiful countryside and woodland which is great for walks. The campus also has a number of grade 2 listed buildings including the original Hopwood Hall which dates back to 1426 and the Hopwood Chapel. The campus is also home to over 500 animals including meerkats, wallabies, alpacas and flamingos as well as a staff allotment if you fancy a bit of veg growing at lunchtime!  

Our Rochdale campus is based in the town centre with good access to the local shops and amenities. It’s also great for lunchtime walks along the Rochdale canal.

Both sites have ample free parking and subsidised restaurants.

“Hopwood Hall College and University Centre is a place where students, in great facilities and supported by wonderful staff, are able to achieve their full potential and secure a bright future”

Julia Heap (Principal and Chief Executive) 

Staff Benefits 

Our benefits package includes:  

  • 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 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)
  • An electric and hybrid car salary sacrifice scheme (with charging points on site) 
  • A cycle to work scheme 
  • Discounted public transport tickets 
  • Generous holiday entitlement (Teaching staff: 53 days, Business Support staff: 28 days plus bank holidays
  • Christmas/New Year closure and the opportunity to buy additional holidays)

We also provide Career Average (CARE) pension schemes with generous employer contributions. 

“I’m really happy to have returned to work at Hopwood Hall after 13 years, having first joined the college as a graduate and staying for over five years. It feels a bit like coming home.”

Laura Sousa, Marketing Officer

“I have worked at Hopwood for the past ten years teaching English and ICT to our apprentices. I had just found out I was pregnant with my first daughter when I started and she was 10 last December!

“The college have always been supportive of my needs. It is a family orientated college – both my girls love attending the family fun days.”

Victoria Slater, Functional Skills Tutor
Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346