Dorset, England
50d ago

Description : The Company and the Role :

The Company and the Role :

The Company is possibly the most talked-about group of hotels to emerge in recent years.

The Company s hotels are more like a restaurant with rooms and kitchen garden. The concept was created in 2011 and has been recognised with many accolades and industry awards.

The Company is still expanding with new openings in the pipeline. Their ethos is to want to give their staff a great place to work that is fun, professional and just a little bit different, with bags of opportunity.

The Company is currently looking for dedicated and passionate Sommeliers to join their restaurant team, at one of the most exciting award-

winning hotel and restaurant on the South Coast in Dorset. The position is permanent.

Key Features of the Role :

Ensuring all areas are properly stocked and set up ready for service

Ensuring an effective wine and beverage service in the restaurant at all times

Full knowledge of the wine list in order to assist guests with their choices, being able to make appropriate recommendations where necessary

Being aware of all bookings and any guest special requirements

Updates to the hotel wine selections and listings

Run any wine tasting sessions as required by the team

Resolving any quest queries relating to the wine and drink service

Ensuring the maintenance and cleanliness of all wine service equipment

Carry out any wine training as requested by Front of House Team Members

Knowledge and Skills :

You should have a passion for wines and spirits and have a friendly and warm persona.

The hotel is willing to employ someone who is ambitious and has minimal knowledge as a Sommelier.

They are willing to train and put you on Sommelier WSET courses if you are willing to work hard and progress within the group.

Previous experience as a Sommelier in a Fine Dining restaurant would be preferable but this hotel does not do wine snobbery or stuffiness !

Experienced Sommeliers should have completed a recognised study in wine and spirits and in turn the hotel will provide you with any other qualifications that might be required.

You will gain knowledge of the fantastic menus, learn how the restaurant is run and have amble opportunity to further develop your skills within this award winning restaurant.

You will be fully knowledgeable of the menus, recipes and all beverage offerings

Experienced Sommeliers should have a good understanding of cost control and an understanding of wine GP%.

You should possess ambition to continually push yourself to move up to the next career level.

You will be a great team player with good organisational skills with the ability to thrive in a very busy hotel and restaurant, where the Company s reputation for serving good quality wines alongside consistently preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the right quality, is second to none.

You should have a passion for wines having a desire to aim for high standards.

So if you like what you have read, and are ready for a new challenge, then please make an application now.

What s on Offer?

A basic salary of £18 - 25k per annum depending upon your knowledge and wine qualification set plus tronc worth around £2500 per annum.

A live in option is available subject to a personal contribution towards the rent.

Working 5 days out of 7, lunch and dinner typically working 40 -45 hours per week.

Holiday entitlement is 20 days plus all bank and public holidays, rising by 1 day each year for 5 years.

The Company also offers a Pension, Meals on Duty, Uniforms, Long Service Awards, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, Perkbox employee discount scheme, Discounts on room rates across the Group s hotels and Discounted meals and Spa days across the Group s hotels.

In addition there will be access opportunities with leading hoteliers, chefs and hospitality entrepreneurs, with a chance to shadow and train with them.

Development opportunities exist within the Group and they look to grow their people by way of a " Budding Entrepreneurs " Programme, their in-

house hospitality training scheme.

Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Sommelier or have a passion for wines and spirits.

The rpc Group of Companies receives an overwhelming number of CV s / Resumes each day, and each one is reviewed personally by a Consultant.

Our pre-selection process is very thorough in order to meet the specific requirements of our clients.

If your details meet the criteria set by our client, then we will contact you regarding the position. If you are not contacted by us, then please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

However, we will keep your details on file and should another suitable

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