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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.

Digital Learning Champion
An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen to join Hopwood Hall College and the Quality Team as a Digital Learning Developer. The postholder will oversee and lead on the operational aspects of the virtual on-line learning environment, to support further learning and enhanced delivery. Working as part of the Quality Team you will support the Head of Quality with the implementation of the colleges digital learning strategy including on line content and opportunities to wider participation with technologies. You will already have experience of managing digital learning environments to ensure that high quality materials are developed or sourced for use across all areas of the curriculum, ensuring developed content is accessible to all learners. You will also have the opportunity to support staff development through the delivery of training, events and conferences. Reporting to the Head of Quality you'll work alongside a number of Advanced Practitioners, demonstrating an enthusiastic pro-active and positive attitude to ensure that digital learning initiatives are prioritised, planned and managed appropriately. You'll be a passionate developer who is able to work quickly, have an eye for detail and create overall high quality engaging, thought provoking and enjoyable digital learning through the colleges digital learning platform ItsLearning.
Behaviour Support Officer
We are looking to appoint a permanent full time Behaviour Support Officer to support the Behaviour Lead with implementing our Positive Behaviour Support policy and procedures, which places relationships, safety and security at the heart of positive behaviour. You will work closely with learners and families to identify positive solutions and remove the barriers that can impact on successful progression. You will also work with external services and agencies. You will ideally have experience of working with young people and have the ability to inspire and motivate, forming effective and nurturing relationships to promote positive behaviour changes. Its important that you have high levels of literacy and reporting skills, able to work in a busy environment prioritising demands and workload and modelling the behaviour we wish to see in others. As part of the busy Safeguarding, Safety and Pastoral team you will be able to work well others, be familiar with safeguarding frameworks and understand the pastoral and welfare challenges young people face. You will work with wider college staff to support behaviour management strategies and support Senior Leadership Team with relevant information.
Work Based Tutor - Business
Hopwood Hall College is seeking to recruit a highly competent and knowledgeable Work based tutor, to join our Apprenticeship Team. We are looking for a candidate who has had a number of years industry experience and someone who holds a Business Admin level 3 qualification. Closing Date: 30th July 2021
We are looking for a full time Engineering lecturer to join our team based in our state-of-the-art technology centre at Middleton campus. In addition to planning and delivering within our existing provision of BTEC and City and Guilds Engineering at all levels, with a particular emphasis in the Fabrication and Welding specialisms, you will be invited to take an active part in the development of the engineering curriculum to providing quality engineering programmes in conjunction with modern industry and advanced manufacturing techniques, including the development of T-Level and adult welding provision. Closing Date: 28th July 2021
Head Chef
We are looking for a hard working and dedicated Head Chef to work at our Rochdale Campus! If you feel this is something that would compliment your skills please see the job description for further information. Closing date: 27th July 2021
Technician - Electrotechnical
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic technician to join the Electrotechnical team. The role of the technician is to assist teaching staff in the provision of an outstanding educational experience to support learning in the classroom and prepare learners for progression onto higher level courses and employment. Closing Date: 22nd July 2021
Lecturer - Building Services Engineering
We are looking for a full time Building Services Engineering Lecturer to join our team based in our state-of-the-art technology centre at Middleton campus. Working closely with our existing Electrotechnical department, we are looking for candidates to take an active role in the planning and delivery of the new T Level Technical Qualification in Building Services Engineering for Engineering for Construction (Electrotechnical) delivery starting September 2021. Delivery of the T-level will be embedded within our existing L3 Electrotechnical courses. A strong knowledge of the construction industry is essential, with a particular specialism in the areas of Building Technology and electrotechnical, including Health and Safety and Sustainability requirements. Closing Date: 22nd July 2021
Progress Tutor - Life Sciences
We are looking for a dedicated and supportive Progress Tutor to join our animal care department. A patient and nurturing nature, whilst still instilling high expectations and setting challenging targets to ensure that the learners progress and exceed their potential is more important than experience of animal related industries. The ideal candidate will be be organised and have good attention to detail with a proven track record of putting effective support strategies in place to retain learners and help them achieve their goals. You will be a key member of the team in ensuring learners contribute to the culture of professionalism and high expectations within the department. Closing Date: 22nd July 2021
Lecturer - Accounts
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated lecturer in Accounting to join our Business Travel and Accounts/Information Technology department. For further information please see the job description. Closing date: 22nd July 2021
Lecturer - ESOL (Maternity Cover)
Hopwood Hall College are seeking an outstanding ESOL Lecturer to take an active role in the delivery of quality programmes within the ESOL and teacher Education Department. We are proud to offer a diverse range of courses and levels including ESOL from pre-entry to Level 2, Community Interpreting, Functional Skills English, Maths, ICT and Teacher Education at levels 3, 4 and 5. If you are a dynamic and inspirational lecturer who enjoys teaching, then this is the job for you! Closing Date: 4th August 2021
Hopwood Hall college is looking for a lecturer to join the catering department to provide education to our learners in all aspects of patisserie, bakery and confectionary. Closing date 28th July 2021
Audit Committee Member
Join us and help make a difference. Hopwood Hall College is seeking to appoint a Co-opted member to its Audit Committee. The Audit committee has a number of responsibilities, but its main purpose is to advise the board on the effectiveness of the college’s audit arrangements and systems of internal control. The committee has a key role to play in the overall governance of the College’s activities, and must ensure that the information being reported to the Board is accurate and reliable, thus fulfilling a robust and challenging scrutiny role.
We are seeking a Work Placement Officer with Health and Social Care experience within the sector to join our dynamic team. Must have an Assessors qualification and a Level 3 in Health and Social Care. Closing Date: 8th August 2021
Facilities Operative (Site Caretaker)
Facilities Operative (Site Caretaker) required to work within the Facilities department at Hopwood Hall College. General duties will include opening and locking up the campus, to carry out general maintenance repairs and porterage duties. Full details in job description. The successful applicant will be required to work 3 shift patterns, morning, day and evening shifts on a rota basis. Full Clean Driving License essential. Closing Date: 22nd July 2021
Lecturer - Motor Vehicle
Hopwood Hall College are looking to appoint highly skilled and motivated Lecturers in various trades who can provide a high standard of teaching for all our learners in our state of the art Technology Centre. Closing Date: 3rd August 2021
Student & College Services Assistant
We are looking for an individual to join our Student & College Services Team. 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. 36 hours per week. Closing date: 3rd August 2021