We are now recruiting for a Bridge Attendant
The Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. It is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a team of Bridge Attendants based in the Toll Houses on each side of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The Trust has an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our dedicated team of Bridge Attendants based at the bridge. This person must be customer orientated, provide information to our visitors and users and be able to resolve problems that may arise on the bridge either from members of the public or technical issues with barriers and machines.
The best Bridge Attendants are genuinely happy to help our visitors and users. They are patient, empathetic, and communicative. They are confident at sorting our problems and in dealing with the public. They must be happy to work shifts, work outdoors in all weather and be able to take on new tasks when necessary.
This role is shift based with an average of 37 hours per week, covering mornings, afternoons and night shifts, including weekends.
Starting Salary is circa £24,000 pa in line with Local Government Pay scales.
The salary covers shift allowance and unsociable hours’ allowance. Candidates must be willing to cover absence, holidays etc., for which overtime is paid.
An application pack including Job Description and application form can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.
Please fill in the required application form and email to:
If you would like the application form in a Word Document please contact us.
Or alternatively post to
CSBT Vacancy, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bridge Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PA
The closing date for return of applications is Thursday 31st October 2019.
The Visitor Centre’s mission is to tell the amazing history of the bridge, how it is maintained and who has used it over the years.
By joining our volunteer family you’ll learn new skills, meet people from all over the world and attend our social events in amazing Bristol venues.
To find out more information please see 'Volunteer with us' or contact Kat Tudor on:
Student Placements - Available 2018
"If students do not have opportunities to apply theory to practice, one result could be perceptions by employers that beginning professionals are not equipped for the world of work."
Hoy, M. (2011) Building Pathways to Working with Collections: Can Internships and Student Work Experience Help? Australian Academic and Research Libraries. 42(1) pp.29-41.
If you are undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in History, Museum Studies, Archives and Records Management, Tourism or similar, you may feel that your course has equipped you with the relevant theoretical knowledge. However, our sector is very competitive and you may also benefit from some on-the-ground experience. We can offer you a short term placement behind the scenes in a busy Visitor Centre where you may be challenged to combine your knowledge with business or marketing skills to work to a deadline or a budget, lead a team of volunteers or deliver an activity to the public. Please contact Laura Hilton at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss volunteering on a self-led or office-based project which may help to build your portfolio.