Wine Advisor / Retail Assistant (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Handford Wines (

  South Kensington, London, England

Handford Wines is an award winning, independent merchant offering hand selected fine wines and hosting tastings for discerning clients. Our small team includes two Masters of Wine.

Our ideal candidate is hard working with good interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn. The candidate will be able to carry boxes weighing up to 20kg, possess some retail experience and be IT literate. They must also be able to prove the Right to Work in the UK.

The position would suit a candidate with plenty of potential who wants to contribute to the success of the shop whilst develop their own knowledge and skills. Someone who is interested in furthering their professional development with the WSET Diploma would also be ideal.

The successful candidate will report to our Retail Manager. Main responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following:

 Retail Sales – serving clients in our Old Brompton Road Shop and promoting retail sales through attention to detail and maintaining point of sale material

 Premises Management – assisting with the daily management of our Old Brompton Road shop by keeping areas clean, organized, and efficient

 Order fulfilment – packing and managing dispatch

 Private Client Sales – eventually manage the accounts of a small group of private clients

Qualifications : WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits required,

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines preferred

Salary & Benefits:

London living wage. Salary dependent on experience. 42 hours per week and candidates must be prepared to work some evenings (until 8.30pm) and 22 weekends per year (both Saturday and Sunday).

After a probationary period we would consider paying for further wine education courses

How To Apply

Please send a copy of your CV and a handwritten cover letter to :

Gavin Deaville, Handford Wines, 105 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3LE

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