Welcome to the website of The Rochester Bridge Trust.

Since Roman times a bridge has crossed the River Medway at Rochester, and since medieval times the Wardens and Assistants of Rochester Bridge have maintained this strategic river crossing.

Job vacancies in the Archives

The Rochester Bridge Trust is one of the country’s oldest charities. These are 2 new roles for staff with complementary skills who will maintain its archives and modern records and introduce improvements which will enable the Trust to achieve Accredited Archive Status.

Key responsibilities will be to modernise the paper and electronic records systems, keep the central filing systems up to date, open up access to the archives, undertake research and support the delivery of publications and exhibitions.

The Bridge Archivist, Dr James M. Gibson will continue in post to carry out a range of research and archive development projects.

Archivist/Records Manager (£35,000 – £42,300)

Applicants should have experience of managing an archive or records management service and hold a relevant post-graduate qualification. They must be well-organised, methodical and able to carry out independent research while also working as part of the multi-disciplinary team to deliver the Trust’s wider objectives.

Archives/Records Management Assistant (£22,500 – £27,000)

Applicants should hold a relevant degree and have experience of working in an archive or records management service. They must have good organisational and IT skills, with high attention to detail as there will be a substantial element of maintenance of current files and records.

Both roles are full-time, with flexibility in working hours.  A contributory pension scheme is available. The roles will be based initially in Chatham but relocated to Rochester in the near future.

To request a job description and make an application please contact the Trust’s HR Adviser, Simon Morgan of The HR Dept,

Please submit a CV with a covering letter explaining the reasons for your interest in the position.

For more information about the archives work of the Trust, please visit the Trust’s
website at Closing date for applications is 31 January. Interviews are planned for Thursday 8 February.


Today the Trust owns and maintains the two A2 bridges and the service bridge at Rochester, crossings as important for today’s traffic and modern life as at any time in our history.

Our Education Website

The Trust is committed to Supporting Engineering Education and encouraging young people to learn more about civil engineering and bridge building. Visit our educational website for more information.


The Rochester Bridge Trust has built and maintained numerous Medway crossings since medieval times. In the late fourteenth century the old Roman bridge was destroyed by winter storms.

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