Assistant Head Sommelier

About the role

Location: The Pig on the Beach, Studland Manor Road, Swanage

Hours: Full Time, £26,000 PA Plus Service Charge

Location: The PIG on the Beach, Studland, Dorset

Salary: £26,000 PA, plus service charge

In the busy months our wine team have earnt up to £400 in service charge per month, whilst Service Charge varies depending on bookings with the staycation concept thriving, you can do the maths.

Hours: Full Time - 45 hours per week

Wine is a daunting topic; at THE PIG we try to simplify it. The idea is to take away the pretentiousness and promote its enjoyment.

Our Sommeliers are free from the traditional image of wine service.

Special wine should always be paired with suitably refined cuisine; those are the rules. But rules are made to be broken.

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 own PIG offering!

We love wine so much, our latest additional to our group, THE PIG in the South Down has its very own vineyard!

As Assistant Head Sommelier you will grow your knowledge of wines whilst working on the floor during our vibrant restaurant service. On a day to day basis you will support our Head Sommelier with supplier communication and managing our traditional underground cellar. You will Interact with guests, pair wines and provide recommendations to ensure a memorable dining experience.

You will have the opportunity to enrol in trainings and attend industry specific events to build your knowledge of local and international brands.

Experience in a similar role is preferred, plus WSET or equivalent qualifications.

We are dedicated to making THE PIGs an inspiring, exciting, and fun place to work and in return for your hard work you can expect something a little different:

  • Numerous retail discounts via our Perkbox Scheme.
  • Discounted room rates and complimentary staff stays across our group.
  • Discounted food, beverage, and spa days across our group.
  • 28 days holiday rising by 1 day each year for the first 5 years.
  • We are committed to providing craft and accredited training to all staff.
  • Meals on duty


To view our full range of perks, visit our ‘What we can do for you’ section on our career’s webpage: jobs.thepighotel.com

We are proud to have grown our group throughout the recent difficulties faced within our industry. With new openings upon the horizon, it’s a wonderful time to join us for a sustainable future.

Robin Hutson: ‘As with all good hospitality, THE PIG is fundamentally about people; it’s the personalities, passion, knowledge, and skills of the people we work with that somehow converge to creating THE PIG experience’.

The Pig on the Beach, Studland Manor Road

Location: The PIG on the Beach, Studland, DorsetSalary: £26,000 PA, plus service chargeIn the busy months our wine team have earnt up to £400 in service charge per month, whilst…

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  • 05 September 2022