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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Our corporate tax professionals help businesses meet complex demands for UK tax reporting, compliance, planning, strategy and controversy. By integrating deep technical and industry knowledge with established ...
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Our corporate tax professionals help businesses meet complex demands for UK tax reporting, compliance, planning, strategy and controversy. By integrating deep technical and industry knowledge with established ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
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 ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
This role will be to assist in the co-ordination of tasks which relate primarily to asset management within the TES On-site team. The role is currently based in Bristol Office reporting to TES Co Ordinator Role: ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
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Oracle's Business Analytics engineering team, in the centre of Bristol, design and develop Oracle's Data Visualisation and Analytic Cloud product suites. With revolutionary innovation in visualisation, insights and ease ...
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3-month Summer Intern in Software Engineering with Cloud Lifecycle team in Bristol Oracle offers the most complete and integrated cloud platform in the world, enabling our 400,000 customers to transform their businesses ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 12th June
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 ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 10th June
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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world! As a ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Transaction Tax works with clients of all sizes in all industries, working closely with the incredibly strong network of Transaction Tax teams around the world. In this dynamic and fast-moving environment, you’ll ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
People Advisory Services (PAS) harnesses the collective power of our Human Capital and People & Organizational Change practices into a new, integrated global sub-service line. With an enhanced set of joint people ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Join EY’s Financial Services Tax practice as an Advisor in Bristol and you will be helping clients meet the complex demands of today’s tax environment. You will help to manage relationships with some of our ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
The Private Client Services team at EY acts for a wide range of entrepreneurs, family offices, private equity and hedge fund principals, large landed estates, high profile professional partnerships and senior executives ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
The Private Client Services team at EY acts for a wide range of entrepreneurs, family offices, private equity and hedge fund principals, large landed estates, high profile professional partnerships and senior executives ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Audit Senior/Assistant Manager - Bristol Are you good at seeing the bigger picture? Then join EY for experiences that will last a lifetime. There has never been a better time to join EY. We are growing, winning new ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 10th June
The Private Client Services team at EY acts for a wide range of entrepreneurs, family offices, private equity and hedge fund principals, large landed estates, high profile professional partnerships and senior executives ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Senior Consultant, IT Risk Assurance, Financial Services The rapid evolution of technology and the risks related to this now regularly make headline news. The potential impact from threats ranging from external ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Join EY’s Financial Services Tax practice as a Manager in Bristol and you will be helping clients meet the complex demands of today’s tax environment. You will manage relationships with some of our key local ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
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Potato
Potato is looking for a proven, ambitious Technical Director to join our Digital Product Studio in Bristol, driving our progressive product development approaches, quality and standards. About the role: We need a ...
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Employment Type: Full-time Link to PDF: https://drive.google.com/a/potatolondon.com/file/d/10u9aGodhIUuNWyLJPcXV2xv1irotyyc4/view?usp=sharing Headline: Potato is looking for a proven, ambitious Technical Director to join our Digital Product Studio in Bristol, driving our progressive product development approaches, quality and standards. About The Role: We need a talented and experienced Technical Director, with a proven track record and accountability in inspiring, nurturing and mentoring engineering teams, and delivering market-leading quality and credibility in projects and engagements within a digital product design and development environment. Experience within a fast-paced, highly changeable design and development environment is vital, as is demonstrable empathy for the multiple teams and practitioners that make up dynamic digital product teams. On that basis a fundamental part of the role is fostering an environment where effective and consistent delivery happens through empowering teams of skilled individuals to drive their own projects and initiatives, develop as people and team-players, and deliver the best work of their lives. Potato stresses a progressive, lean and agile delivery culture, so the Technical Director will be a Bristol Studio exemplar and leader for the concepts of self-determining, multi-disciplined product and service teams working in a highly iterative and collaborative manner with clients and partners, and keeping us at the forefront of progressive working practices. The Technical Director will have a vital accountability for contributing to and maintaining a single view of “the way we work” across Design, Engineering and Coaching. Therefore a close collaboration with your direct peers (Commercial Director, Product Design Director, and Product Delivery Director) is critical. About You: Our Technical Director will naturally first and foremost come from a background of having been a highly qualified and experienced developer themselves - with a demonstrable track record in launching complex, scalable and highly secure web products and services. You should also have deep experience and awareness of Mobile and connected device products and services and be intimate and knowledgeable with the trends in emerging interfaces and technology platforms for Voice, AI, VR and MR. A passionate and driven individual, you will lead everything to do with technology delivery - comprising relationship with peers in our client and partner teams, contributing the technology perspective to business development, talent outreach, internal and external thought leadership, training and mentoring approaches, our chosen development platforms, languages, tools and services, and most importantly execution to agreed standards of quality on projects - for the Bristol Studio. Finally we would expect you to have a strong and deeply collaborative relationship with your peers in the other Potato Studios in London and San Francisco, to foster sharing, insights and experience, and consistency of approaches. Required Skills: Demonstrable experience leading a studio/agency from a product development and delivery perspective. Strong understanding in, experience of, and advocate of Lean Startup and Agile foundational frameworks for iterative product development. A strong understanding of the technical/digital landscape, excellent technical knowledge and a thorough understanding of trends in design and technology. Extensive experience building large scale web products, and launching them on scalable web platforms. A working understanding and appreciation of our core platforms and their ecosystems: Python, JavaScript, and the web platform. A deep understanding of modern product development workflows, including version control, release management, continuous integration, test-driven and behaviour-driven development, and monitoring. A high degree of entrepreneurial spirit and be capable of thinking on your feet and being flexible and comfortable with ambiguity and change. Optional Skills: Strong presentation and communication skills. Strong emotional intelligence, empathy and leadership capability. Humility, straightforwardness and high collaboration skills. This will embody our culture and values. Strong desire to share accountability and work as a peer in a collective leadership team structure. Proven ability to build credible, trusting, sustainable relationships at a senior level within organisations. Excellent commercial, entrepreneurial, and strategic skills. Passion for excellence and attention to detail, self-motivated, proactive, enthusiastic and driven with the ability to motivate others. A focus on outcomes. Comfort interfacing between teams (including engineering, designers, strategists, delivery managers and client stakeholders). Demonstrable leadership skills and competencies. Values: Working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best engineers, designers and product leads 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 Fortnite 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 a talented Technical Director to join us in our (fast growing) 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 Engineering Management Startup Leadership Management Technology Python Training Collaboration Entrepreneurial
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Potato
We're currently on the lookout for talented developers to join us in our (pretty awesome) Bristol studio. So if think you’ve got what it takes to build digital products and services that break new ground ...
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Employment Type: Contract Headline: We're currently on the lookout for talented developers to join us in our (pretty awesome) Bristol studio. So if think you’ve got what it takes to build 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. As part of one of our friendly, supportive, proactive Agile product teams, you’ll be working closely with fellow developers, designers, and other team members. Our teams are self-organising, with the freedom to define their own ways of working. On the server, most of our products use Python (and occasionally Node), most often Django on Google App Engine (sometimes Firebase, AWS, or Azure). We use a mix of relational and non-relational databases, and other cloud services. We aim to strike a balance between leveraging our existing strengths and exploring new tech. On the front end we are not married to any one framework. We’ve recently deployed projects using VueJS, Angular 7 with NgRx, and our own p.ota.to was rebuilt as an isomorphic React app. Of course we also regularly get stuck in with POSH (Plain Old Semantic HTML) and CSS/Sass with some vanilla JavaScript to go with it. About You: We expect developers at Potato to be able to find creative solutions to technical problems and user needs, whilst also finding opportunities to optimise and simplify software. For this role, we’re looking for someone capable of making significant contributions to projects and work with teams to produce excellent software, striking the right balance between perfection and delivery. Experience with Google App Engine or Django is a plus, but not mandatory. We’re looking for someone who writes great code, but also enjoys collaborating with other disciplines in the product team to devise creative solutions to the users’ needs. For this role, you must have an appreciation of the full web stack, as well as an appreciation of current trends in both back end and front end web technologies. Required Skills: Evidence of building for the web using Python with both relational. and non-relational databases. Experience using Git to manage development in teams. Experience with Google App Engine or a similar PaaS. An understanding of security vulnerabilities and how to prevent them. An understanding of HTML and semantics. Evidence of having built applications, writing CSS using preprocessors and using a JS framework/library such as React/Vue/Angular. Optional Skills: Experience creating secure and well-designed APIs. Experience building for scale: high traffic, big data, large feature sets. Knowledge of testing, QA tools and methodologies. Interest in building Progressive Web Apps or offline experiences. Demonstrate knowledge of building accessible experiences. Values: Working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best coaches, designers and product leads 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 your favourite retro video game? All good. Ultimately, we just want to make sure that you have everything you need to help us build the best products possible. You’ll have many opportunities for learning on the job, collaborating with our highly-skilled teams, and every month we host our own Potato Lightning Talks events. Every developer is assigned a Tech Community Lead as a friendly face to check in with and make sure everyone’s happy (our TCLs are experienced developers who are involved in various company operations, based in the same location as the developers they represent). Role Category: django-developer Social Description: We're currently on the lookout for a talented Full Stack (Python + Frontend) Developer to join us in our (pretty awesome) Bristol studio. So if think you’ve got what it takes to build 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. Engineering CSS Testing Python
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
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Merkle
The RoleThe Network Engineer role within Merkle will deliver enterprise class capabilities and provide end user and datacenter support for the Merkle network. The candidate will have knowledge of Cisco, Juniper, and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June