Commis Sommelier - £10 Per Hour, Plus Service Charge

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Full time Posted 24.09.2021
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About the Role

Commis Sommelier – £10 Per Hour, Plus Service Charge

Location: Lyndhurst, Hampshire.

Hours: Full Time, 45 hours PW, 5 days per week. 

Salary: £10 Per Hour, Plus Service Charge.  Our Pay Promise – no one in our business will earn less than £10 Per Hour, plus service charge.  In the busy months our wine team have earnt up to £200 in service charge per month, whilst Service Charge varies depending on bookings with the staycation concept thriving, you can do the maths.

As part of our food and beverage team our Sommeliers play an important role within our restaurant and bar service. We offer an extensive wine list to our guests, from wines across the world, local British produce to our very offering!

We have a large traditional vaulted ceiling wine cellar, a real treat for any wine buff! 

As a Trainee Sommelier you will be working in our busy restaurant serving high quality wines to our lunch and dinner guests. During service you will be interacting with guests, pairing wines from our traditional cellar, and providing recommendations to ensure a memorable experience to all.

Through on the job training you will advance your knowledge of international wines and local brands, build relationships with existing and new suppliers, and can grow your qualifications in wine and spirts by enrolling in various courses.

No experience is required. We are seeking for a Trainee Sommelier who demonstrates a keen interest in wine and the commitment towards enhancing their service skills. We will support you through WSET qualifications.

We are dedicated to making Lime Wood an inspiring, exciting, and fun place to work and in return for your commitment to us you can expect something a little different:

  • Numerous retail discounts via our Perkbox Scheme.
  • Discounted room rates and complimentary staff stays across our group.
  • 35% off food & beverage across our group, plus discounted spa treatments.
  • 28 days holiday rising by 1 day each year for the first 5 year.
  • A commitment to providing craft and accredited training to all staff.

To view our full range of perks, visit our ‘What we can do for you’ section on our career’s webpage: jobs.limewoodhotel.co.uk/why-join-us

After multiple lockdowns & furlough deadlines, we understand that job security is highly important. Whilst we cannot predict the future, our teams feel secure knowing that during these challenging times no one was made redundant and that everyone was included in our furlough schemes.  If that is a business you would like to be part of, providing security you are looking for, then look no further.

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Why Lime Wood...

In return for your hard work you can expect something a bit different:

  • Genuine personal, tailored development
  • Craft training with our Italian menu
  • Our award-winning Apprentice schemes
  • Training on anything from bee keeping to helicopter landing skills and everything else in between
  • Access to leading hoteliers and hospitality entrepreneurs to develop your career and keep it interesting
  • Placements across hotels, departments, even a ski season or on a summer on a super yacht
  • Budding Entrepreneur programme, which can provide you with the skills needed to run our hotels, and maybe one day your own.
  • Wide range of recognised qualifications and development opportunities to further your career

Plus everything else you would expect, competitive salary, holidays, great staff rates and so much more.

Who we are...

Lime Wood is laid-back luxury at its best – a stunning building set in the middle of the forest landscape. A multi-award-winning 5-star 32 bed hotel with everything from our Herb House Spa to a Green house guests can eat in. Set in the heart of The New Forest National Park and 1 mile from the village of Lyndhurst

The Hartnett Holder & Co. restaurant has a different approach to hospitality – fine dining has been thrown out and replaced with a fun dining experience which includes seasonal, locally sourced and fresh British food with an Italian twist. There’s no need for a suit and tie here! The team at Lime Wood provide the highest level of service within a relaxed environment, making our guest feel truly at home.