Jobs in Bristol, United Kingdom

Of Ships and Shoes and Sailing Wax

In the early days, ships from Bristol traversed the waters the British Isles and the Mediterranean. From around 1650 until the abolition of the slave trace in 1807, they also plied the triangular trade routes between Britain, Africa and the Americas. The British tobacco industry got its start in Bristol then and in 2013, the former Imperial Tobacco Group, now Imperial Brands, opened new, award-winning global headquarters there. During the industrial revolution Bristol mined coal for export and as a source of energy for local manufacturing, but the mines are now closed. With the advent of the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1910, aeronautics rose to prominence. Production included fighter planes, Rolls-Royce engines, and various parts for the supersonic Concorde. Meanwhile, the Bristol City Council was constructing larger commercial docks with direct access to the Bristol Channel. In 1975, it closed the Old City Docks and in 1991 it sold the working docks to a private firm. Since then the Bristol Port Company has increased both the volume and the value of cargo moving through the port and opened it up to the cruise industry. Plans are underway for creation of a large container shipping facility.

For the past several years, digital and creative industries have been driving innovation and economic growth in the Bristol and Bath region, which is considered the UK’s most important centre for the fast-growing digital industry outside of London. The region’s strengths include its rich heritage in aerospace, hi-tech and film-making, and a skilled talent pool strongly supported by its four leading universities – the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England – and the Bristol and Bath Science Park. Bristol’s economy performed strongly in 2016. Nevertheless, strong growth in output has not yet been matched by similarly strong growth in employment.

Life by the Sea

City dock tours, river boat trips and excursions to locations with scenic water views are favourite things to do for both locals and visitors. The city is home to Banksy and the creators of the Wallace & Gromit animation, and is famed for its theatres and art galleries as well as a collection of celebrity residents. Natives speak with a unique dialect featuring the ‘Bristol L’ – an ‘L’ sound added to the end of words which gives the city its nickname. Bristol is well-connected to the rest of the country by motorway, rail and air, but the inner city is congested. However, it is motorcycle-friendly and has an impressive infrastructure for cyclists.

The Bristol Ferry is a popular means of moving from one place to another in and around the city. The old Bristol City Docks have been converted into leisure, residential and retail developments in the vicinity of the city centre and many younger people reside there. Moving inland, affordable housing can be found in the scenic hillside suburbs of Hotwell and Clifton Wood. They have easy access to the city centre by foot, bus, or ferry as well as to local shops, restaurants, and traditional pubs.

To the north of the city, Stoke Bishop, Westbury Park, and Henleaze are popular leafy suburbs with excellent schools and detached or semi-detached homes. On average, Bristol is one of the warmest and sunniest cities in the UK, but temperatures and rainfall are strongly influenced by Atlantic weather patterns, which can be quite variable.

Bristol Facts and Figures

Diversity (Percent of population born outside the UK)

  • 48% in 2001 and 11.64% in 2011, compared to national averages of 9% in 2001 and 13% in 2011

Structure of the Economy

  • Private sector jobs as share of total jobs in 2015: 74.13% compared to 62 cities’ average of 73.51%. Of which, Knowledge-intensive business services 18.97% (Rank 7 of 62), Other services 40.40% (Rank 36 of 62), Manufacturing 6.32% (Rank 40 of 62)
  • Gini coefficient of inequality in 2013: 0.41 (Rank 20 of 58)

Economic Performance in 2015

  • Business innovation (net new start-ups as percent of total number of businesses): 5.12% (Rank 34 of 63)
  • Employment rate: 77.3% of working age population (Rank 11 of 63)
  • Gross value added (GVA) per worker: £54,873 (Rank 15 of 62)

2017 Cost of Living Index for London compared to reference city (Prague): 183 compared to 226 in London 100 in Prague

Climate (30-year averages): 126 rainy days and 802 mm of rainfall per year; average temperature range from 7.0 C to 14.2 C

Based on comparable data on diversity and the economy compiled by Centre for Cities for the 63 largest cities and towns in the UK, cost of living data compiled by www.expatistan.com and climate data from UK Met Office.

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The Boeing UK & Ireland Accounting & Finance Team are responsible for the accounting, reporting and control of various UK subsidiaries within the Boeing Group. These entities include Boeing Defence UK Limited ...
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Manager, IT Risk Assurance, Financial Services - Bristol The rapid evolution of technology and the risks related to this now regularly make headline news. The potential impact from threats ranging from external ...
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Boeing Defence UK (BDUK) is seeking an enthusiastic agile Business Analyst to undertake a multi skilled role in Boeing’s Information Services business You’ll be embedded in our Business Analysis capability, ...
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We're currently on the lookout for talented product leads to join us in our (quite awesome) studio in Bristol. So if think you’ve got what it takes to deliver digital products and services that break new ...
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Employment Type: Contract Headline: We're currently on the lookout for talented product leads to join us in our (quite awesome) studio in Bristol. So if think you’ve got what it takes to deliver digital products and services that break new ground for some of the biggest brands on the planet we can’t wait to hear from you. About The Role: At Potato best in class software development and human-centred design are at the heart of everything we do. We’re a talented bunch of problem solvers who are committed to finding a better way; delivering smarter products that provide more satisfying experiences and more valuable outcomes for our clients and their users. Our clients include Google Mozilla and the BBC. Working in close partnership with our Agile Coaches our Product Leads are accountable for developing the vision and strategy as well as product roadmapping and maintaining an evolving set of features via product backlog. Working alongside designers coaches and engineers you’ll be responsible for defining requirements and desired outcomes and measuring throughout projects the delivery against that criteria. Essentially a Potato Product Lead is our version of the client Product Owner and therefore builds a close working relationship with them providing the core foundation for tracking progress against any agreed business goals. A Potato Product Lead develops a solid understanding of the product’s users through continuous research and validation sprints. They also develop deep knowledge of the client marketplace the product’s competition and future trends affecting the product’s domain. About You: Our Product Leads have the key responsibility to deliver business value and the desired outcomes for the product motivate the product team with a clear elevating goal and keep the team true to it during development. As such you should have experience of working within teams in leading agile product development as well as a sound understanding of business strategies. In having to define requirements measure outcomes and validate our solutions you should have experience running research using analytics and being able to turn insight into actionable user needs. This role also requires working with a variety of different partners and as such depends upon strong relationship management. Required Skills: A minimum of 3 years experience in a product strategy or product management role. Experience working in an agile team having had the role of product owner within a Scrum team setup. Evidence of having worked on creating a product vision and delivering against a roadmap before. Optional Skills: Evidence of building business cases and supporting clients building business cases. Demonstrable experience of participating in and championing user research to focus on totality of all users. Evidence of involvement in large scale system design where multiple different user needs must be considered and fulfilled. Ability to prioritise spending based on return on investment and experience pitching to secure funding for new products through ownership and iteration of a product lifecycle. Values: Working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best engineers designers and coaches in town we’ll give you the freedom to manage your own work and trust you to get things done. Want to work from home occasionally? Go for it. Need to unwind with a game of pool or some studio dog cuddles? All good. Ultimately we just want to make sure that you have everything you need to help us deliver the best products possible. You’ll have many opportunities for growth and learning: collaboration within teams rotation to different products experimentation on internal tools as well as involvement in our Potato Talks events mentorship and conferences. Social Description: We're currently on the lookout for talented product leads to join us in our (quite awesome) studio in Bristol. So if think you’ve got what it takes to deliver digital products and services that break new ground for some of the biggest brands on the planet we can’t wait to hear from you. Product Leads Strategy Management Scrum Marketplace Management Analytics
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Financial Accounting Advisory - Insurance - Senior/Assistant Manager - Bristol The Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) team specialises in helping clients implement changes to regulatory and financial ...
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Junior Business Analyst new Add to Favorites
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