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Job Vacancy at The Whalley Wine Shop

Assistant Manager – full time (40 hours per week)

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person looking to further develop a career in the wine industry. We are a young, growing and ambitious company. With five very successful years under our belt we are now looking at our next move. To allow us to grow we need a highly motivated individual to join our current team.

We are looking for an individual with the following:

1) Wine knowledge

A genuine interest and passion for wine, not just the ability to drink it! We need someone who has already developed a thorough knowledge of Wines, Beers and Spirits and holds a WSET qualification Level 2 as a minimum or ideally Level 3 or above. Willingness to further develop that knowledge with self study and tasting is also essential.

2) Retail experience

Retail experience with the ability to take full responsibility for the day to day running of the shop is essential. The shop is a busy retail environment and you will generally be on your feet for the majority of the day in quite a physically active role. Experience with tills, merchandising displays, stock rotation, and general high quality retails standards are a must.

3) Excellent customer service skills

The whole ethos of the shop revolves around delivering excellent customer service. We need a candidate with a professional look and attitude yet a friendly and warm manner, the ability to efficiently organise themselves and others, a high level of integrity and honesty and a decent sense of humour… believe me you need it!

4) Managerial initiative

We are looking for someone who can join the team and help us move the company forward. Someone with initiative and creative ideas but also someone who will see those ideas through to completion. We are looking for someone who can eventually manage a shop or a team within the company.

Additional qualities desirable

Awareness of, and ability with, different social media and how to use them in a business setting.

Have held a full clean driving licence for 3 years.

Ability to do a physical days work on your feet, there is a strong team environment and everyone ‘pitches in’.

Know how to use a mop, a broom and a kettle!

In return we offer a package which includes:
Competitive salary with yearly review.
Generous staff discount.
Financial support for further WSET qualifications.
28 days holiday.

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter by Fri 18th Sept 2015 to