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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.

Head Catering Technician
The hospitality and catering department are looking to recruit an enthusiastic head technician to join the team. The ideal candidate should have a level 2 Food hygiene qualification, Level 2 Health and Safety qualification and up to date allergen training. You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, have excellent organisation and communication skills as well as being able to work as part of a team. Closing Date: 15th December 2021
Hopwood Hall College are looking to appoint a Progress Tutor (Maternity Cover) specifically in the area of Early Years, to help the team support the overall academic progress, personal development, wellbeing and success of all our learners. Closing Date: 13th December
This role is for a 12 month maternity leave cover from January 2022 to January 2023 and is on a 0.6FTE part time basis working three days a week. The ideal candidate would have recent industry experience, along with a proven track record of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment resulting in high achievements and positive destinations for learners. Experience of delivering City and Guilds Technicals at Level 2 and 3 would be preferred and the ability to deliver wildlife, ecology and behaviour units would be desirable. The ideal addition to the team would use their experiences from the workplace, alongside our outstanding industry standard facilities, to deliver high quality, engaging sessions, and organise extra-curricular activities to support learners in acquiring the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to gain employment or progress to higher education. Closing date: 3rd December 2021
Lecturer - Games Development
Are you looking to enter a new and innovative career involving teaching Games Development? We are looking for a confident and reliable individual with strong aesthetic awareness of Game Art and Level Design to deliver innovative teaching across our BTEC Creatives pathways. The department has a long and proud history of Games Development with courses running from Level 1 to 5. Closing date: 1st December 2021
Theatre Technician
'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: 1st December 2021
Student Safety Officer
The Student Safety Team’s key purpose is to keep learners and staff safe, promoting inclusion and a positive culture ensuring learners are supported to stay in college and achieve. The team consists of 5 Officers and a Behaviour Team leader and is part of the Safeguarding and Welfare team, you will work closely with teaching staff and other support staff providing support and guidance. The role is over both campuses and includes incident management support, First Aid and Mental Health First Aid response. You will provide high quality customer service in relation to campus safety to keep our campus a safe place to work and learn. The role will require you to work to the College values, with integrity, ambition and be proactive and responsive to learner and college needs. Closing date: 2nd December 2021
Invigilator / Reader & Scribe
We are looking for Examination Invigilators to join our team. You will work as part of a team of invigilators who will ensure exams are carried out according to the regulatory guidelines. Previous school and exams experience is preferred although not essential as training will be provided. The Exam Invigilator roles are fantastic for candidates looking for part-time and flexible work to fit around other commitments.
MIS Assistant (Maternity Cover)
We are looking for a pro-active and enthusiastic individual to join our busy MIS & Exams team. Do you have keen eye for data, good IT skills and an approachable manner? You will support the data monitoring process in maintaining accurate, secure, robust and timely data records for enrolment, course, timetable and exam information. Closing Date: 13th December 2021
Exams Assistant
Hopwood Hall College are looking to recruit an Exams Assistant to be a vital part of the Exams team supporting all aspects of the examinations administration process. You will carry out a wide range of tasks, including setting up and checking examination packs; processing scripts; invigilation; data input of exam entries and achievement data and dealing with student queries. Ideally you will also have some experience of working in examinations in FE / educational environment. You will be required to work at both our Middleton and Rochdale campuses so access to transport would be an advantage. Closing date: 8th December 2021
Hopwood Hall is seeking suitably qualified individuals who can help us to deliver Maths and English to small groups as part of the government’s ongoing commitment to ensure that students are not disadvantaged due to Covid-19. As a member of this team, you would be working with targeted students in groups of no more than three to improve their skills in Maths and English. You will work in conjunction with their Maths and English tutor and the wider English and Maths team. The role requires an organised and enthusiastic individual who is able to manage a caseload of students and keep appropriate records of the development of those students. Closing date: 8th December 2021
Learning Support Officer
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced Learning Support Officer to join the Learning Support Team at Hopwood Hall College. Closing date: 13th December
Retention and Improvement Officer
Hopwood Hall College is looking to appoint a Retention and 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. Closing Date: 8th December 2021
Student & College Services Assistant
The role is predominantly based at the Middleton campus however applicants will be required to work both campuses when/if required. The role is based within a busy reception area answering quires from learners, staff and external customers. The role includes reception, switchboard, enrolment, admissions, administration and financial support. The successful candidate will be required to work dynamically to meet deadlines, keen eye for detail and good IT skills. The team have a very good track record of progressing apprentices and instill an excellent work ethic to go onto a career in this field. Closing date: 1st December 2021
Hopwood Hall are looking to recruit multiple Cleaners, based at our Middleton Campus and at our Rochdale Campus. Successful candidate will be working to diligently undertake the cleaning of the premises to the specified standards and room specifications in order to deliver a clean and hygienic working and learning environment. Closing date: 16th December 2021