Sommelier (Transport Available) (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time


  Auchterarder, Kinross, Scotland

Come and join us...
As one of Scotland’s finest and most iconic 5-star hotels and country estates, we are currently seeking a thoughtful, confident and knowledgeable Sommelier to join our Food and Beverage team. 
At Gleneagles we have an award-winning Food & Beverage offering and team that spans nine different departments. From a casual café to luxury fine-dining laden with theatre, we look to offer our guests an unrivalled experience. Our food and beverage team embody the one team approach, full of knowledge and passion we strive for excellence in all that we do.
In a room with more than a touch of theatrical magic, the Strathearn is a 250 cover, classical Franco-Scottish fine dining restaurant with a real sense of romance. Expect theatre from the traditional gueridon service, heat from the flambe, rhythm from the music, and exceptional dishes created from Scotland’s finest produce.  The Strathearn puts golden age glamour back on the menu.
We are open to having a conversation with you around flexible working.
Location; Auchterarder, just off the A9. Gleneagles is also within easy reach of a number of Scottish towns and cities: Edinburgh City Centre (1hr), Glasgow or Dundee (50mins), Stirling and Perth (25mins).
Access: Public transport is readily available from Perth. We’ve also introduced a new private bus service from Stirling, The Hillfoots (Alva, Menstrie, Alloa, Sauchie and Tillicoutry), Dunblane, Bridge of Allan, Comrie and Crieff, ensuring you can make it here, and safely home, come rain, wind or snow!

Here's a bit more detail on what we see you doing in this role:

  • Sharing your genuine passion for Wines and Beverages with our guests, you’ll have the enthusiasm to keep building upon that knowledge
  • Advising and presenting each guest on selecting the perfect wine to pair with their chosen meal
  • Ensuring wines are served at the correct temperature and in the appropriate glassware
  • Passionately sharing your knowledge with others through a strong coaching style to further improve the skills of your team around you
  • Sharing your excellent knowledge of the wider estate and the facilities available to our guests
  • Taking a keen interest in the operation and develop suggestions as to ways of increasing quality of service
  • Proficiently up selling and encouraging other team members to do the same at every opportunity
  • Delivering a warm and memorable dining experience for all our guests
  • Maintaining the highest standards of service, room preparation and presentation throughout the restaurant
  • Playing a significant part in making sure both the lunch and dinner operation runs without a hitch, and our service is smooth
  • Attending to customer queries and enquiries in a caring and helpful manner and with a commitment to dealing with their issues in a positive way
  • Interacting with our guests, always warm, professional, helpful and doing everything you can to exceed their expectations; playing your part in making their stay 5 star in every way

The kind of person we're looking for:

  • Experience of 5* luxury, fine dining wine service would be ideal, however having a great attitude and strong restaurant knowledge is essential
  • Curious and proactive, you stay on top of international wine trends and you’re determined to build a phenomenal reputation for yourself and Gleneagles within the wine community
  • Your perspective and approach are always fresh; no matter how many times an issue has been presented to you, to your guest it’s the first time
  • You have a keen eye for detail, an organised approach and willingness to exceed guest expectation
  • You want to be the best and work with the best – learning from the experts in our team and sharing your knowledge with us
  • You have a high level of resilience and the ability to deal with fast-paced environments is essential
  • Highly motivated and possessing an immense sense of pride in your work; you're passionate about delivering the high standards for our guests in line with the Gleneagles brand
  • You have a positive “can do” attitude to solving problems in a professional and courteous manner
  • A strong team player with great communication skills and an enthusiastic approach; you're well organised and punctual with an eagle eye for detail
  • You want to be part of a team that works hard, supports each other and above all has fun along the way

What’s in it for you:

  • On target earning potential for this role is £26972 / year, compromising of £22,308 annual salary and £4,660 gratuities, based on historic tronc data
  • Paid overtime
  • We offer a range of contracted hours to suit you
  • Our colleagues working on average 39hrs per week assume an additional £400+ per month in gratuities.
  • As a member of the Gleneagles team, you will also enjoy a fantastic range of perks, benefits and rewards including:
  • Time to let your hair down
  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays) that increases with service
  • Seasonal parties and local social events
  • 50% discount on Food & Beverage, Country Pursuits, Spa and Hair Salon (Mon-Thurs) and the Golf Driving Range
  • Golf Membership (with access to all 3 championship courses) for £50.00 per annum
  • Treats in your pocket
  • Personal membership to Perkbox, an employee perk platform offering a huge variety of retail discounts, a free Café Nero each week, and a cinema ticket each month, with our compliments.
  • Free ‘pay day’ lunch and monthly drinks offers
  • A generous ‘refer a friend’ scheme
  • Be our guest
  • Stay with us as a guest at Gleneagles for 2 nights per year at £65.00 per room B&B per night
  • Friends & Family rate of £95.00 B&B per night
  • Make a holiday of it with Hoxton Hotels in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, NY, Chicago and LA for just £45 per room, per night
  • Subsidised, single occupancy, en-suite accommodation available on our estate
  • Investment in your development and wellbeing
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme, offering support and confidential advice for you and your family when you need it most
  • Ongoing investment in your personal development with access to internal and external training qualifications and programmes
  • Internal career opportunities across a wider range of specialisms and departments
  • Monthly recognition programme
  • Volunteering day every year with a charitable partner of your choice
  • Complimentary access to our staff gym

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