Work with Us

John Wesley's New Room is an award-winning heritage attraction nestled in Bristol's city centre and welcomes visitors from across the world to an 'oasis of calm' in the busy shopping quarter of Broadmead.  We are a small, supportive and enthusiastic staff team delivering a wide range of events, activities and services to ensure a fantastic visitor experience.

John Wesley's New Room is an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Current Vacancies

Visitor Experience Officer

Salary: £25,000 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Full time. 40 hours per week, including two weekend days per month on a rota basis (time off in lieu given once contracted hours have been worked).

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Visitor Experience Officer to ensure the delivery of an exceptional visitor experience.  The Visitor Experience Officer is responsible for the day-to-day management and development of visitor services and operational activities at John Wesley’s New Room, under the direction of senior management.

The post holder will also be responsible for developing visitor income generating opportunities, including the implementation of its retail activities.  The VEO will work closely with our volunteer team, in particular our Welcomers, Tour Guides, Shop and Events volunteer teams.

The breadth of the role makes this job both interesting and challenging – no day is the same. The successful candidate for this position will be a confident communicator with experience working in a visitor customer facing environment – ideally in a museum, heritage, or similar attraction.   You will need to be able to work flexibly with a wide range of stakeholders, from staff and volunteers to visitors and external partners.  You will be comfortable working as part of a small team in a reactive and changing environment.

Full Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply:  Please send your CV and covering letter to  Please specify how you heard out about this role.
Deadline for Applications: Midday on Wednesday 18 May 2022
Interviews: Thursday 26 May 2022

For more information, email Louise Wratten, Co-Director, on


Café General Assistant

Salary: £10 per hour
Hours: Part-time. 20 hours per week minimum, plus others when available
Contract: Permanent

Join our small friendly catering team to assist with day-to-day running of the café, including customer service, operating tills, preparing and serving food and drinks, cleaning, and ensuring food hygiene regulations are followed.

We're looking for a friendly, enthusiastic, and flexible team player with a 'can-do' attitude.  Previous café experience desirable but not essential - we're looking for someone who is willing to learn.  Full on-the-job training provided.

How to apply:  Please send your CV to 


We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of any of our job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of high-quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for our roles as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

Volunteer with us

We are always looking for volunteers to join our friendly team.  Welcoming people from across the world in our chapel and museum; helping researchers as a library volunteer; supporting our community projects or stewarding as part of our evening events volunteer team - we have a wide range of flexible roles available.

Interested? Find out more here, or email 

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