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Careers

The Good Wine Shop is a growing and ambitious company, with five shops – in Chiswick, Kew, Richmond, Teddington and St Margarets in West London, and multiple industry awards including most recently Decanter Best Organic & Biodynamic Retailer 2022 and Runner Up Decanter Best London Multi-Store 2022.

We are always interested in hearing from people with wine, spirits, editorial or digital marketing and engagement experience to join our growing team in beautiful West London. So even if there are no specific job vacancies detailed here, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing careers@thegoodwineshop.co.uk and let's get to know each other.  

Wine Advisors (PT/FT)

We are currently seeking passionate wine enthusiasts to join our dynamic wine stores across South West London.

Our stores offer a range of over 800 wines from both iconic producers and rising stars from every corner of the world. In addition, all our stores host a dynamic in store tasting and events calendar led by our teams.

Having established ourselves over the last two decades in the neighbourhoods of south west London, our success has been driven by the enthusiasm and passion of our wine specialists, and their ability to build relationships with the local community.

We promote a vibrant workplace where everyone is encouraged to contribute with new ideas and initiatives whilst also identifying opportunities to grow the business.

These roles offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in an exciting range and to engage with and advise our customers on our wines, to present your own tastings around a broad range of themes and topics, whilst constantly learning and developing your wine knowledge.

We are able to offer both Full-Time & Part Time roles depending on your circumstances an ambitions.

What you can bring

  • A team player with a passion, who is eager to learn and develop their knowledge.
  • Excellent communication and engaging customer service skills together with a real passion for quality wines – both traditional regions and future classics
  • A demonstrable enthusiasm for wine and the ability to advise on wine, spirits & beer purchases across the range.
  • Hospitality or table service experience would be beneficial but not essential, for our drink-in offering.
  • Well-organised and an attention to detail.
  • A high level of integrity and reliability with a warm and friendly manner.
  • A smart and professional image and attitude as well as a sense of humour are essential.

What we can offer

  • A creative and fun environment of like-minded wine enthusiasts who enjoy sharing their passion.
  • Flexible working hours for Part-Time staff based on your circumstances / availability
  • Competitive Hourly pay
  • Service Charge remuneration
  • Generous staff discount and quarterly wine allowance
  • Regular staff training and development including support for WSET courses.
  • Tastings with wine importers and producers including producer trips.
  • Ability to earn additional income when hosting in store tastings

Please send a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role together with your current CV to careers@thegoodwineshop.co.uk

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required.

Management Candidates

We are looking for ambitious people who wish to further develop their career in the wine industry. We are a growing and ambitious company based in South West London, recent winner of Decanter Best Organic & Biodynamic Specialist as well as runner up Decanter Best London Multi Store. We are looking for highly motivated management calibre individuals with a demonstrable passion for wine to join our team. You will have the chance to be involved in many aspects of the wine industry including sales, events, hospitality and stock management.

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.
  • Experience in the running of a wine store, restaurant or bar with a track record of delivering results.
  • Organised and able to manage your time in order to focus on both short-term priorities as well as longer term ambitions.
  • 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 problem solve and be flexible where required.
  • Experience of organising, hosting and marketing a diverse range of in-store tasting events.
  • A smart, professional image and attitude coupled with a warm, friendly manner and a sense of humour.

You should also have:

  • A demonstrable passion for and good knowledge of wine, spirits & craft beer(minimum WSET Level 2 or similar experience)
  • Confidence working with a range of both unique and iconic producers from around the world
  • Excellent numeracy, with good excel and written communication skills.
  • Good IT and technology skills
  • A willingness to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis.
  • A passion for developing, mentoring and encouraging team members to grow within the business.
  • Hospitality experience would be beneficial for our drink-in offering.

We have a strong business model and systems and are looking for individuals who can help grow our stores within that framework and enhance it with the enthusiasm, professionalism and drive which they will bring.

Benefits:

  • We offer a highly competitive salary + bonus package and service charge for a 45hrs per week over five days (incl. paid breaks)
  • Opportunity to earn additional pay for hosting and delivering in store and private tastings
  • Service Charge remuneration
  • Quarterly £250 restaurant voucher for the best performing team
  • 28 days annual holiday entitlement(inc bank holidays)
  • Company funded WSET training support up to diploma level
  • Generous staff discount
  • Staff samples allocation on a quarterly basis
  • Staff social events funded by the company
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Opportunities to gain exposure to all areas of the business including e-commerce, marketing, forecasting, international logistics and wine buying.

Having established ourselves over the last two decades in the neighbourhoods of south west London, our success has been driven by the enthusiasm and passion of our wine specialists, and their ability to build relationships with the local community.

We promote a vibrant workplace where everyone is encouraged to contribute with new ideas and initiatives whilst also identifying opportunities to grow the business.

We also work with many of the best specialist wine importers in the country and as such, have plenty of opportunities for our staff to taste, debate and propose new listings to the buying team as we continue the search for the future classics that keep our wine range evolving!

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates prior to commencing employment. 

If you feel like a management role with us is for you, then please send a cover letter outlining your suitability together with your current CV to careers@thegoodwineshop.co.uk

Please state on your application your desired salary for the role.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.  Previous applicants need not apply.

Part- Time Wine Servers

We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team to serve and advise customers drinking on the premises. It may also suit candidates looking to explore the wine trade as a future career path while developing their wine knowledge.

What you can bring

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills; ensuring a prompt and friendly service
  • Ideally, an interest in 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 of handling drinks and serving wine in a hospitality setting
  • Able to handle clean down procedures and maintain cleaning records
  • Able to handle small food offerings and make wine recommendations
  • Available to work up to 12 hours per week - Friday and Saturday afternoon/evening shifts

What we can offer

  • A creative and fun environment of like-minded wine enthusiasts who enjoy sharing their passion.
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Service Charge remuneration
  • Generous staff discount and quarterly wine allowance
  • Regular staff training and development including support for WSET courses.

Please send a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role together with your current CV to careers@thegoodwineshop.co.uk

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required.