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The Good Wine Shop is a growing, independent, small business which employs people with a real passion for wine, craft beers and artisan spirits. We have two shops – in Chiswick and Kew in West London.

Trainee Manager – Kew Shop

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious person who wishes to hold a management position and develop their career in the retail wine industry. We are a growing and ambitious company, recent runner up as Decanter Best London Wine Shop and Decanter Champagne & Sparkling Retailer of the Year 2017. Following a reorganisation of our management structure we are looking for a highly motivated and capable individual to join our team at Kew, with a view to developing them into a Store Manager in the future. You will have the chance to be involved in all aspects of the wine industry including retail sales & private client sales, tasting events, tasting and stock management, social media and marketing.

We are looking for the following attributes or experience:

• Excellent communication and customer service skills
• Strong ability to build rapport with customers and advise on wine, spirits and specialist beer purchases at all levels.
• A sales instinct and commercial awareness to help grow retail sales and private client fine wine opportunities.
• A high level of integrity, reliability and trustworthiness together with a positive, driven and self-motivating attitude.
• Strong organisational skills and an attention to detail as well as being energetic and physically fit.
• A good degree of common sense as well as the ability to think on your feet and problem solve and be flexible where required.
• Experience of organising, marketing and delivering tasting events would be useful.
• A smart, professional image and attitude coupled with a warm and friendly manner and a sense of humour.

You should also have the following:

• A demonstrable passion for and good knowledge of wine, spirits & craft beer(ideally WSET Level 3 or similar experience)
• Excellent numeracy, with good excel and written communication skills.
• Good IT and technology skills
• An awareness and experience of using social media and other relevant online marketing channels effectively.
• Hospitality or table service experience would be beneficial for our drink in offering.

We have a strong business model and structure and are looking for individuals who can develop through training to help grow this store within that framework and enhance it with the enthusiasm and drive which they will bring.

BENEFITS

A competitive basic salary based on experience, a performance related bonus scheme, company pension and staff discount scheme.

Experience and knowledge of fine wine will be a strong asset.

Part-Time Wine Server – Kew Shop

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic individual to help with our new drink-in offering at our Kew Shop. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team to serve and advise customers drinking on the premises.

This is an ideal position for a candidate looking to explore the wine trade as a future career path while developing their wine knowledge.

We are looking for the following attributes or experience:

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • A passion for wine and a good basic wine knowledge together with ability to build rapport with customers.
  • A high level of integrity, reliability and trustworthiness together with a positive and self-motivated attitude.
  • Experience managing a section – preferably in a restaurant environment.
  • Experience handling drinks and serving wine.
  • Ability to ensure a prompt, upbeat and friendly service at all times.
  • Able to handle clean down procedures and maintain cleaning records.
  • The role will entail handling a small food offering and making wine recommendations
  • Setting up, relaying and cleaning down tables.
  • Available to work until 22:30 Friday & Saturday – flexible to work other evenings.

Paid per hour on PAYE basis.

Please forward your CV and cover letter explaining your suitability for the position to careers@thegoodwineshop.co.uk