About us

Pinpointing what makes Bristol so special and original isn’t easy. It’s a combination of many things, from the people to the place itself. But at the heart of it all is our cultural diversity and independent spirit.

91 different languages are spoken here, and Bristol often ranks as one of the happiest, creative places to live for its wealth of culture, friendliness and accessibility. However, like all cities, we have our challenges. There are long-standing social and economic inequalities, plus the challenge of a growing population and ecological and climate emergencies, which, together with our partners, we’re working hard to resolve.

As a council, we’re transforming to better empower people and communities. That way, we can help increase their independence in a positive way which reduces the demand for our services. Above all, this opportunity is about creating a city of hope and aspiration – where everyone can share in its success.

From Brunel to Banksy, we have a history of achieving great things. We were England’s first UNESCO Learning City, European City of Sport in 2017, European Green Capital 2015, and are a UNESCO City of Film. Bristol’s other recent accolades include being voted the ‘UK’s Greenest City’, ‘Vegan Capital of the World’ and the UK’s smartest city.

Bristol is a place with limitless potential. We’re looking for candidates who share our ambition and relentless drive to make the city, and the council, a success. Our leadership team embody our values, inspire their teams, and help shape and connect the city - improving thousands of lives in the process. Join us, and be part of our future story.

To find out more about Bristol City Council, click here