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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 6903.

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

Careers & Employability Officer
An exciting opportunity to join the Careers & Employability Team! As a key part of the Student Experience Team, the Careers & Employability Officer will support the work of the two current roles already in place (Previously Work Experience Development Officers) to enhance the range of employers we are working with, specifically within the technology centre. Creating strong partnerships with employers and working with curriculum to secure meaningful employer engagement including work experience, industry placements, employer masterclasses and employer input into curriculum development.  You will be required to work flexibly across the college with internal and external stakeholders to provide a comprehensive, impartial careers education, information, advice, and guidance function for the College. You must be willing to work in a collaborative, partnership focused manner to ensure a student-centred approach. Delivering a range of CEIAG interventions including 1:1s, workshops, activities and events which are aspirational, empowering and enable students to progress and achieve their goals. Closing date: 10th October 2022 
Designated Safeguarding Officer
As part of the Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team ensuring safeguarding is given a high priority within the college. You will be working with a team of dedicated people who are ambitious for our students, as such you must ensure barriers for progression are removed so all students are supported to reach their potential. You will be responsible for a cohort of safeguarded learners, carrying out statutory duties for Child Protection, Child in Need and supporting the effective running of the Looked After Children process. Effectively managing safeguarding referrals and supporting wider college staff ensuring that process and procedures are well known, with advice and training. This is a highly valued and responsible position requiring a team player who is self-motivated and willing to respond enthusiastically in an organisation that has high expectations of all colleagues. The successful candidate would be joining a strong, diverse, and forward-thinking team who have excellent relationships with students, colleagues, parents/carers and external stakeholders and professionals. Closing Date: 7th October 2022
The College is recruiting for a new and exciting Senior Leadership role. The post holder will lead on the expansion and delivery of the College's apprenticeship & workplace learning contracts. They will develop, lead and grow on high quality apprenticeship provision and take responsibility for developing high quality relationships with employers and the monitoring of Work-Based Learning (WBL) contracts. Closing Date: 12th October 2022
Technician - Multi-Skills
The College is recruiting a Carpentry & Joinery Technician to join our innovative Technology Centre. The post holder will organise the ordering & control of stock. You will support Lecturing staff in the workshop by preparing material in advance of sessions & support them during delivery of sessions. Closing date: 7th October 2022
Progress Tutor - Multiple roles available
Due to a growth in recruitment of our 16-16 student numbers we require a number of Progress Tutors across different departments within the college. The Progress Tutors help support the academic progress, personal development, wellbeing and success of all learners - with the overall purpose of working together with curriculum staff to support students in their education. Closing date: 13th October 2022
Catering Assistant - Curriculum
We are looking for a catering assistant to join our creative and enthusiastic catering and hospitality team for 25 hours a week. You will be supporting the delivery of food lessons to learners ensuring a clean, tidy, hygienic and safe environment. Previous experience and knowledge of food preparation, food allergens and portion control are also an advantage. Closing date: 11th October 2022
Learning Support Assistant
Hopwood Hall is looking for multiple Learning Support Assistants to help support our learners over the academic year. The post holder would be required to meet the needs of learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities, inside and outside of class to remove any barriers to learning.
Lecturer - Electrical Installation
We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer within our Electrical Installation department, working in our state of the arts Technology Centre; on a full time, permanent basis. The ideal candidate will have the ability to motivate and engage learners, delivering using the experience and background knowledge of the electrical installation industry. Closing Date: 30th September 2022
Pastoral Welfare Officer
An opportunity to work in the Safeguarding and Welfare team as one of a team of 8 Pastoral and Welfare Officers. You will provide front line support and advice on pastoral and welfare issues, working with learners and their families to help overcome barriers to learning and education. You will support the colleges Mental Health strategy by being first point of contact for learners experiencing poor mental health. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to work in a team, with curriculum staff and external support services to support vulnerable and At Risk learners with particular focus on Care Experienced learners by working in partnership with Children’s Social Care including the attendance at LAC and PEP reviews. Closing date: 7th October 2022