Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Ridgeview Wine Estate (http://www.Ridgeview.co.uk)

  Ditchling Common, England

A unique opportunity for a Cellar Hand to join Ridgeview, a multi award-winning English Sparkling Wine producer in Sussex. You’ll play a vital and vibrant role in our winery and gain unrivalled experience at the cutting edge of winemaking in this country.
About the role
You’ll be working in a close-knit team, collaborating towards a common goal, and using your own laser sharp initiative. You’ll carry out racking and transfers, ferment inoculations and chaptalizing. There will be an exciting variety of winery operations with the opportunity to work with some of the most experienced sparkling Winemakers in the country. You’ll witness the process as part of our small, skilled and supportive team. You’ll pull together with general cellar work, tank and equipment cleaning, assisting in maintaining winery cleanliness, and most importantly, celebrate success together.
This is a pernament role. Working hours are Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm.
About You:
You thrive in a team environment, are eager to learn and develop and are excited to bring your own skills and experience to Ridgeview.
You will also ideally have the following experience:
  • Are confident and comfortable with the tasks outlined above
  • One harvest/vintage experience would be desirable.
  • Experience in chemical sanitisation of tanks and equipment is an advantage
Personal characteristics
  • Very strong attention to detail with internal motivation for accuracy, efficiency and cleanliness
  • Thrives in a compliant, hygienic, quality and process driven environment
  • Ability to build trusting working relationships across the wider business
  • Problem solver with good use of initiative
  • Self-motivated and able to work within a team and independently
  • Looks to proactively develop skills and expertise and apply in every detail
  • This role includes safety critical tasks therefore a fit for task assessment will be required – adjustments will be considered where possible
  • Subject to occupational health check
  • Due to the location and role, a car driver is recommended
What we will give you :
  • The opportunity to work within an award-winning wine business as part of a pioneering, proactive, dynamic and friendly team.
  • Opportunities for your own continuous development with a focus on being the best you want to be
  • Higher than statutory annual leave
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Cycle to work scheme ( after qualifying period )
  • Tax free charity giving opportunities via payroll
  • Varied and well attended social events throughout the year
  • Excellent staff discounts
Please note that we are unable to sponsor visas. Successful applicants will need to prove their own right to work in the UK, or already be settled in the UK. All employers legally need a share code to confirm right to work in the UK. We are also unable to provide any legal advice. For the government guidance on work rights for EU citizens., please check https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/understanding-your-right-to-work-in-the-uk-eu-eea-and-swiss-citizens/understanding-your-right-to-work-in-the-uk-eu-eea-and-swiss-citizens-accessible-version

How To Apply

Please, apply via our website: https://www.ridgeview.co.uk/about-us/careers/join-us/

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