Jobs At Taurus

Are you interested in working at one of the country's most dynamic independent wine merchants? If you'd like a role in our busy and enthusiastic team please have a look through the opportunities listed below and apply to with your CV and cover letter, clearly stating which job you are interested in.

All advertisements are live until 11th September 2017. Please submit your application before this date if you are interested in a job with us.

Store Manager
£25,000 - £27,000 depending on relevant experience, plus contributory pension and staff perks
Full time

The Store Manager report directly to the Managing Director and will be responsible for leading and inspiring the store staff while dealing with the day-to-day running of the store. Responsibilities will include ensuring that the shop floor is always kept to a high standard of cleanliness and displays are current and eye-grabbing, managing the store staff including six-monthly assessments and weekly catch ups, stock taking and minimising stock shrinkage, staff training in both wines and regions and licensing and security procedures, organising out bound deliveries and liaising with the Tasting Events Manager, General Manager and Store Manager of our second store, to open in late 2018.

The successful candidate will have a real 'can do' attitude and be able to help out with all aspects of running our flagship store - which once it is up and running in Spring 2018 will be one of the largest independent wine shops in the south east. As a dynamic, growing business other projects may crop up, so a willingness to get stuck into whatever comes along is a must, as is the ability to work a few evenings a year to help out with wine tastings and client/wine maker dinners.

We'd love a Store Manager who can ensure all customers receive a friendly and warm welcome and goodbye and can instil a real sense of team work within the staff. The Store Manager will also have a say in the buying for the store, and to that end we are looking for someone who already holds the WSET Diploma. You will need to be physically fit and able to consistently lift up to 15kg (the average weight of a case of wine) and have no previous history of limb or back pain. A high level of personal presentation is required (ie no visible tattoos or extreme piercings) and a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite is essential. 

Normal hours will be a 40 hour week between 9am-7pm, seven days a week in a shift pattern. Perks include a staff discount, cycle to work scheme and a contributory pension sheme.


General Assistant
Competitve salary, plus contributory pension and staff perks
Full time

This full-time General Assistant role is an ideal first job for a recent graduate looking to enter the wine trade. Reporting to the Store Manager, the successful candidate will see all aspects of what goes into running a thriving independent wine shop and will be educated to degree level or similar, with the potential to use this first job as the launch pad for a career in the wine trade. During the first few months in the position the job will include learning the ropes, dealing with the frantic but fun Christmas season and helping Taurus Wines move to its new flagship store. In Autumn 2018 another new shop will open, so we’re looking for a real ‘roll your sleeves up’ attitude and someone who will be able to help with the move.

After the initial store set ups, the day to day role will include, but not be limited to, delivering wine to customers around the Surrey Hills, stock taking, creating engaging displays in the store, turning around glasses after hire, liaising with our second store, helping out at events and tastings, including working in our vintage bar van and keeping the store tidy and presentable.

The successful candidate will be physically fit and able to consistently lift up to 15kg (the average weight of a case of wine), and be keen to get stuck into any projects that crop up throughout the store. A full, clean driving licence is a must, as is a high level of personal presentation (no visible tattoos or extreme piercings) and excellent communication skills.

At Taurus Wines we strongly believe in education and all our staff are offered the chance to study for the WSET Levels 1-3 and the Diploma, as well as practical courses such as fork-lift truck driving and health and safety/first aid courses. We also offer a competitive starting salary for the industry, including staff discount, contributory pension and cycle to work scheme.

Normal hours will be a 40 hour week between 9am-7pm, seven days a week in a shift pattern.