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.
The Rochester Bridge Trust was founded in 1399 and is one of the oldest charities in the country. It was established to provide a free crossing of the River Medway at Rochester, a role which it still fulfils today. As well as providing and maintaining three major estuary bridges, the Trust delivers an award-winning engineering education programme and makes grants for education, heritage building conservation, agriculture and research. The funding for the Trust’s work is generated by financial and property investments which are derived from 14th century endowments. It receives no external grants or public funding and does not raise funds.
The Trust is governed by a board of unpaid charity trustees, known as the Court of Wardens and Assistants. A very rare vacancy has arisen for an Assistant Warden for the Rochester Bridge Trust and applications are invited. The Court seeks to ensure that its members have an appropriate spread of expertise with respect to the objects of the charity and the complexity of its business. The Court is seeking to appoint an Assistant Warden with knowledge and experience in at least one of the following areas: insurance, actuarial valuation, finance or investment management.
For more information about the role and the commitment required, download the role description here. To apply for the position please submit a CV with a covering letter explaining the contribution you feel you would make to the work of the Trust and the reasons for your interest in the position. Please send your application to the Trust’s HR adviser, Simon Morgan of The HR Dept, firstname.lastname@example.org. Initial interviews will be conducted in late October/early November with final interviews with the current Wardens of the Trust in late November. It is intended that an appointment will be made at the next meeting of the Court in early December.
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.