It's no surprise that Bristol is consistently rated as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

Join us and you'll get more than a challenging job: you'll enjoy all the benefits of living and working in one of Europe's most vibrant and best-located cities known for its cultural diversity.

Our international reputation as a centre of culture and city to visit has grown dramatically in recent years. This is partly thanks to the regeneration of the city centre and historic harbourside, as well as our festival scene including St Paul’s Carnival the city’s iconic celebration of African Caribbean culture, the Thai and Multicultural Food Festival and Bristol Islamic Fayre.

One ward, Easton, hosted one of the largest Iftars in Europe, with several thousand people sitting down to eat together at the end of Eid in St Marks Road, which has been awarded the status of the UK’s best street in the UK in the 2020 Urbanism Awards.

Bristol is also reflecting on its past, and recently made worldwide headlines during the Black Lives Matters movement when the statue of Edward Colston was symbolically removed from its plinth during the peaceful demonstration.

Bristol’s other accolades include being ‘UK’s Greenest City’ and the ‘Vegan capital of the World’ and we were one of the first cities to declare climate and ecological emergencies. 

With great architecture and stunning views, a host of cultural attractions and a great range of places to eat and drink, the city welcomes over nine million visitors every year.

Bristol suspension bridge with several colourful hot air balloons flying over it

The city also offers one of the country's widest selections of music, multimedia and performance venues, nightclubs, art galleries, museums and historic buildings. In and around the hustle and bustle of the city, Bristol boasts over 400 gardens and parks, ideal for walking, cycling and relaxation.

Bristol can provide a shopping experience to suit every taste and pocket. The best-known high street names can be found in the heart of the city’s £500 million Cabot Circus development. We have more independent shops than any other major city - and if you head to vibrant locations like Park Street, Whiteladies Road, Gloucester Road, Clifton Village and the historic St Nicholas Market, you'll find just the unusual and individual gift you were looking for.

As well as all this, Bristol is within easy reach of some of Britain's most stunning landscapes, such as the Cotswolds, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, Devon and South Wales countryside and coast. It’s also close to some of the UK’s heritage sites such as Stonehenge, Avebury and Glastonbury.

It's easy to get to the rest of the UK and Europe from Bristol. Of all the major UK cities, it's the nearest to London and has unrivalled rail and motorway links, not to mention one of the country's fastest growing international airports. Bristol has also been named as the UK’s first cycling city and one of Europe’s most bike-friendly destinations. There is also an annual walking festival.

Its green and blue spaces, compact nature and diverse, village-like communities make it a great place to live and visit.

You can find out more about Bristol's attractions at our tourism website, VisitBristol, and there's a wide range of information about the city on the Bristol City Council website.

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