JOB DESCRIPTION: Cellar Supervisor

Established in 1952 by Major-General Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones, Hambledon Vineyard is England's Oldest Commercial Vineyard. Seventy years later, under the esteemed guidance of Berry Bros. & Rudd and Symington Family Estates, we continue to pride ourselves on our rich heritage and our shared goal: to create the Finest English Sparkling Wine.

To achieve this goal, we are looking for a Cellar supervisor to manage our cellar team.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Cellar supervisor.

JOB TYPE:  Full Time.

SALARY:  Depending on experience (40h/week) + flat rate unlimited overtime at harvest and bottling.

REPORTING TO: Postproduction manager.

WORKING WITH: Winemakers, Winery supervisor, Cellar and winery assistants, seasonal staff.

OBJECTIVES OF ROLE: 

  • Conducting and supervising the day-to-day operations in the cellar for the Hambledon vineyard wines and for all Hambledon vineyard contract winemaking customers from bottling to dispatch of orders.
  • Responsible for safely operating all cellar equipment, adherence to PPE policies, identification of risks and hazards, and recommendations for improvements to reduce and/or eliminate any unsafe conditions.
  • Maintains mechanical production equipment including changeovers, troubleshooting, and light repairs
  • Helping the winery crew during bottling periods.
  • Riddling operations on the gyropalettes.
  • Disgorging and labelling operations on our semi-automatic line.
  • Assisting with the reception of goods and dispatch of orders.
  • Ensuring of the quality of all post-production procedures.
  • Assisting with periodic bottles and dry goods stock check.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Good level of spoken and written English.
  • Relevant Wine degree will be favourably considered.
  • Previous experience in the same role will be highly considered.
  • Forklift licence and telehandler license a plus. (We will provide full training if needed)
  • Valid driving licence.

  QUALITIES:

  • Self-motivated and well organised
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • Great attention to detail
  • Mechanically skilled an advantage.
  • Problem solving.
  • Ability to work long hours, night shifts and weekends when required.
  • Ability to lift 20kg.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK, FOR EUROPEAN CITIZENS THAT MEANS SETTLED OR PRE-SETTLED STATUS IN THE UK.

Please send CV and cover letter to felix.gabillet@hambledonvineyard.co.uk

 

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