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Love the idea of working in an independent wine shop?

28 Jun 2022 by Martha

Could this be your dream job? We're looking for a new sales assistant to join the business, and yes, there are perks!

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From wine tasting to retail training, and learning about the ins and outs of wines, beers and fine spirits, many days are quite delicious and no day is ever the same!

We're looking for someone to join the team and share their time between our shops in Harrogate and Collingham, near Wetherby. 

If you're interested or know someone who might be, please read on...


Job Vacancy - Sales Assistant for Ake and Humphris Wine and Beer Specialists

Location - Harrogate and Collingham stores

Hours - Full time

Benefits - Excellent discount rate on wines and beers

Driving - Full UK driving licence preferred

Age - 18 or over

Salary - £23,400 per year


Are you friendly, vibrant, hard working?

Do you have a passion for retail, delivering fantastic customer service and could immerse yourself in social media to drive the business forward?

Would you enjoy being part of a small, close-knit team who work together and have fun? If you answered yes to these questions, we would love to hear from you!


Ake and Humphris

We are an incredible business that focuses on delivering amazing value for money, across a huge range of wine varieties and price points. We also sell a fantastic range of beers, specialising in small local breweries within Yorkshire. We have something new to talk about every week from our local beer suppliers, which is integral to our business.

The ethos of the company is all centred around quality and great value for money, making the range accessible to everyone. The stand-out is our people and we are so very proud of the local and expert service we deliver.

Alongside our two stores in Harrogate and Collingham, we also have a thriving wholesale business that services local restaurants, bars and shops. Like in our retail business, we pride ourselves in giving outstanding customer service.


The Role

We have such a fantastic company that we need to shout about it more!

With your support, we would like a candidate that can work with the entire team to scream about our success via social media. This would be just one element of your role, as you would also have responsibility of working in the shops, and assisting with tasks to support delivery of stock and maintenance of our stock and finance system. No day will ever be the same!

The only consistent theme is delivering the best service possible. This could mean; talking to customers with delight about our wine and beer, ensuring the stores are clean and spotless or just picking an order and delivering to the customer at short notice!

Wine and beer knowledge is beneficial but not essential. Our amazing store managers and current team can teach you all you need to know. We just need your enthusiasm and desire to learn about our range. To continually improve and communicate that to our customers via all channels - in-store and via social media.

So, if you want to be part of a small, busy and fun team, within an incredible industry, then send us your current CV and apply today!


I look forward to receiving your application. Please send to Martha.Rudd@AkeandHumphris.co.uk