OFFICE, MARKETING & EVENTS ASSISTANT

An exciting opportunity to join the office team of one of England’s leading sparkling wine producers.

Hattingley Valley has been producing award-winning sparkling wine since 2010, having planted its first vineyard in 2008. The heart of the wine comes from our 24ha of vineyards here in Hampshire where we carefully manage two distinct vineyard sites. Growing the classic sparkling varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier we also have small parcels of Bacchus, Pinot Noir Précoce and Pinot Gris.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

To work with the Marketing and Events Manager in fulfilling the daily administrative tasks, customer service and marketing operations through to the planning and activation of events in our exciting and fast growing marketing and events calendar.

Essential Skills:

  • Can-do attitude with good written and verbal communication skills and strong customer service skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.

  • Experience graphic design packages including Illustrator and PhotoShop is beneficial.

  • Full Clean UK Driving Licence.

  • Confidence and communication skills to impart knowledge to consumers and trade visitors at tours and events.

  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.

  • Ability to effectively set-up and break down procedures and equipment and to assist in moving heavy objects.

  • You are well organised and able to cope with multiple things at a time.

This is a full time role and will involve other duties in the business.

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Please send your CV and cover letter to office@hattingleyvalley.co.uk Closing date 04 January 2019.

Why work for us?

  • We invest in our staff, offering appropriate, supported training; from apprenticeships to professional accounting qualifications, WSET to Plumpton degrees.

  • We are growing at a rapid rate and other roles may become available in the future.

  • We are nice people, committed to the cause, work hard whilst having fun.

 


APPRENTICE WINEMAKER

The UK’s first Winemaking Apprentice has successfully completed her two-year apprenticeship at Hattingley Valley Wines and is now a full-time member of the winemaking team, so we are excited to announce a second opportunity
to join this dynamic industry in partnership with the Vintners’ Company, Enotria & Coe, and the Wine & Spirit
Education Trust

England’s wine industry has exploded over the last few years with no sign of abating. An inevitable outcome of this is a shortage of skilled workers in the vineyards and wineries. There is of course a seasonal nature to the work but more and more full-time positions are required.

In order to encourage young people to get involved in this exciting and dynamic industry, Hattingley Valley has teamed up with the Vintners’ Company for a second time to offer a winemaking apprenticeship.

The successful applicant will be sent on courses in vine-growing and winemaking at Plumpton College, England’s centre of learning for wine production, and to the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) to gain a wider appreciation for the world of wine. Our UK agent, Enotria&Coe, will fund WSET up to Level 2 with the WSET itself sponsoring Level 3.

In addition, the successful candidate will be trained on the job by working alongside our award-winning winemaking team.

This will include operation of all the key machinery used in a sparkling wine winery: presses, riddling equipment, disgorging kit, labelling machines, pumps, filters and heat exchangers. Forklift training will be provided. A crucial part of the training will be tasting and blending the young wines with the winemakers to make both our award-winning wines and those of our client vineyards.

You would earn the UK living wage as a full-time employee for the length of the apprenticeship which could extend to two years, and the Vintners’ Company will sponsor your training costs during this time.

Once completed the apprentice should be very employable in any winery around the world or within England and Wales; indeed, this could be an opportunity to work and travel in the long-run, or the skills learnt could transfer to the wine trade.

Due to our rural Hampshire location and the need to attend training courses in Sussex the candidate will need to have independent transport.

No prior experience is required, nor any qualifications necessary although an ability to communicate clearly, listen and follow instructions carefully is vital. Enthusiasm and your attitude towards hard work and learning are the most important attributes; to this end we would request all applications are accompanied by a short paragraph describing why you are the ideal person for this unique role.

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The Vintners’ Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies in the City of London with a long and prestigious history, dating back to 1363, of supporting the wine trade.

Enotria&Coe is a leading London-based wine merchant serving both the on- and off-trade across the UK.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the largest global provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications. WSET qualifications are recognized by the UK Government (Ofqual) and are widely viewed as the industry standard for knowledge.

Please send your CV and cover letter to emma.rice@hattingleyvalley.co.uk Closing date 30 November 2018. CLOSED.