Our City, Your Jobs
About this Event
Are you looking for work, interested in a new role or wanting to progress in your career?
If so, join over 30 major employers from across the city of Bristol as our successful ‘Our City, Your Jobs’ recruitment event returns to City Hall on Thursday, 28 September, between 4pm and 7pm. Come along and speak to many of Bristol’s biggest employers to find out about live jobs and vacancies, courses and other exciting opportunities they all have to offer. In addition, all organisations will have colleagues available to answer queries members of the public may have about application processes, careers and interview related questions.
Further to the range of career opportunities being exhibited, organisations attending will also provide help and support with completing application forms; talk with you about your career goals and how they can match the opportunities.
The majority of vacancies at the event will include a variety of full time, part time and flexible working paid roles at a range of levels of interest. However, to ensure we cater for other areas of interest for our city, we will also be sharing opportunities at the event to learn more about available internships, apprenticeships and volunteering options as well as Board Member and School Governance opportunities.
The Bristol Race Equality Strategic Leaders’ Group is pleased to bring you this Our City, Your Jobs event to formally start the Race & the City 3 campaign, bringing a citywide focus on tackling race equality in Bristol. The event returns to City Hall due to popular demand, following the success of previous ‘Our City, Your Jobs’ events. At our previous events we have received extremely positive feedback and ratings from our attendees on the quality of the event, information available at stalls and advice provided at the sessions. We therefore encourage you to come along and benefit from advice and guidance to be shared on the day.
Entry to this event is completely free for all and the event is open to all people across the city. Where possible, we encourage anyone interested in attending to register via this Eventbrite page to help us gather an accurate idea of numbers. This is an in-person event and further details will be shared with all those who have booked on Eventbrite in the run up to the event.
All 30 employers present at the event have worked collectively to deliver this event to ensure we create opportunities to ensure our organisations are as diverse as the city we serve. We particularly welcome and encourage attendance at the event from racially minoritised people across the city, who are currently under-represented within many of the city’s employers.
We look forward to bringing this latest event to our city, to ensure we continue with the excellent engagement opportunities created by the attendances we have had from our communities at previous years’ events, please register your attendance on this page, ‘save the date’ in your diary and share with as many friends, family and colleagues as you can.
Race and the City is a yearly programme of events providing important opportunities for us to collaborate across Bristol to help tackle race inequality. Together we can explore challenges, ideas and solutions to help break down barriers to make Bristol a fairer and more inclusive place to live for everyone.
If you have any accessibility or translation requirements for this in person event, for example, BSL interpreters or language translators, please email [email protected] specifying your requirements. Please note however that these will be difficult to arrange last minute so please indicate any access needs by Wednesday 13 September 2023.
Refreshments will be available for all attendees at this event.
For travel information on how to get the event venue at Bristol City Hall, please refer to the "What to do on arrival" guidance document.
Listed below are some of the organisations attending the event that are wishing to improve diversity and are looking increase their employee demographics from racially minoritised backgrounds:
- One Front Door
- Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board
- Bristol City Council
- Avon and Somerset Police
- South Western Ambulance Service
- North Bristol NHS Trust
- Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust
- Department for Work and Pensions
- University of Bristol
- Bristol City Council – Education
- Avon Fire and Rescue
- University of the West of England
- Windmill Hill City Farm
- Brandon Trust
- HM Probation Service
- Hargreaves Lansdown
- 1625 Independent People
- Bristol Creative Industries Board
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Burges Salmon
- Environment Agency
- Bristol Airport
- University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
- HM Pr*son Service
- Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
- Bristol Refugee Rights
- Black South West Network
- VitaHealthGroup (VHG)
- The Rebel With A Cause
- Can Do Bristol
What to do on arrival
Please arrive at City Hall first floor reception via the front entrance on College Green. Opposite the front entrance you will find a reception desk next to the conference hall, where the main event will take place. Inform reception of your name and that you are here for the ‘Our City, Your Jobs’ recruitment event.
How to get to Bristol City Hall
(College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR)
Entrance to City Hall
Please note that the main entrance to City Hall is via the front of the building on College Green.
Directions to City Hall
Before you set out on your journey to City Hall, we advise checking for current roadworks and road closures on the council’s website.
City Hall is located on College Green near the city centre. From the centre, turn left as you face the Hippodrome and travel south along St Augustine's Parade bearing right up the hill to College Green. The Royal Marriott Hotel should be on your left.
If travelling from Anchor Road, just before you get to We The Curious (formerly @Bristol) turn left and cross the road at the pelican crossing. Then, walk through the gateway directly in front of you and walk up Cathedral Square towards the archway. Walk through the archway and you will be on college green looking directly at City Hall.
Any bus that stops at the centre is a short walk away, or the routes 1, 8, 9, 40, 41, 54, and 55, go directly to College Green.
If arriving by coach, the number 500 city centre loop service, stops nearby the coach station. Use this to get to the centre and walk to College Green.
Take the ferry to the centre and get off near the fountains.
Arrive by train at Bristol Temple Meads station and it can take 20-25 minutes to walk to City Hall, depending on mobility.
Exit the main entrance of the station and walk straight down to the main road – Temple Gate – cross over the road, onto Redcliffe Way - walk right down Redcliffe Way – you will see Double Tree Hilton Hotel on your left – keep going – at the roundabout – you will see St Mary Redcliffe Church on your left – go straight over the roundabout – continuing on Redcliffe Way – at the 2nd roundabout – continue straight onto Queens Square – walk diagonally across Queens Square – exit onto Prince Street - Turn left onto Broad Quay – Turn left onto St Augustin’s Parade – Turn Left onto Anchor Road - this turns into College Green.
Alternatively, you can travel to City Hall from Temple Meads Station by bus – exit the main entrance from the station – directly outside this exit there are a number of bus stops – Number 8 or 9 will take you to College Green.
Alternatively, you can travel to City Hall from Temple Meads Station by taxi – exit the main entrance from the station – directly outside this exit is a large taxi rank.
By Park and Ride
The Portway Park and Ride is just off Junction 18 of the M5. Regular buses run from 6:15am to 8:58pm from the site.
The Long Ashton Park and Ride site is located on the A370 near Long Ashton village, services run from 5:55am to 10:10pm.
The Brislington Park and Ride site is located on the A4 just after entering Bristol, services run between 6:08am and 9:00pm, Monday to Friday.
All Park and Ride services are free to park and £3.50 return fare. Get off the bus at the centre.
Driving directly to City Hall is not recommended and there is no visitor parking at the venue. Before deciding to drive please check if your vehicle will incur Bristol's Clean Air Zone charges and how much you’ll have to pay. You can find charges and a vehicle checker on the council’s website.
From the M32 join the A4032 Newfoundland Street. At the traffic lights turn right onto A4044 Bond Street. Follow the road until you get to St James Barton Roundabout, take 1st exit into Inner Circuit Road A4044.
Follow this road (Rupert Street) round until you reach the centre. Staying in the middle lane follow the road bearing right and then turn left on to St Augustine’s Parade passing the Bristol Hippodrome on your right-hand side. Keep in the right-hand lane and follow the road round up a hill into Park Street.
The Royal Marriott Hotel will be on the left-hand side and opposite is College Green and City Hall.
Please note there is NO parking facility at this site, except for blue badge holders.
Nearest car parks:
• College Street Car Park - St Georges Road, BS1 5UU
• Trenchard Street Car Park - Trenchard Street, BS1 5AN
• West End Car Park - Berkeley Place, BS8 1EH
• Temple Gate Car Park – Temple Gate BS1 6PL
• The Grove Car Park – The Grove BS1 4RB
NCP car parks are located on Rupert Street and Park Row. There is also a large car park at We The Curious.
Accessible transport options
If you are a Disabled person or have mobility requirements, please refer to the council’s website for alternative transport options.
Blue Badge Holders
Bristol City Hall has eight blue badge parking bays at the back entrance to City Hall on College Street. Please indicate if you require a blue badge parking when you book to attend the event through Eventbrite or by emailing: [email protected]
There is also on street parking on College Street that can be used by Blue Badge holders.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Bristol City Hall - Main Conference Hall, College Green, Bristol, United Kingdom