Job Vacancy - Assistant Manager - Portobello


We’re looking for a full time Assistant Manager for our shop in Portobello, Edinburgh. The successful applicant will be responsible for day-to-day shopkeeping and assist with the smooth running of a small but busy retail space and thriving online shop.

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please email with a CV and covering letter. The deadline for applications is Monday 10th May 2021 and we'll be in touch with candidates shortly thereafter. We're looking to fill this position from June.


  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Sales experience in a licensed premises
  • A love for amazing drinks but in particular BEER
  • Great taste in music

Front of house responsibilities

  • Customer-facing sales: Support, advice and product recommendations
  • Shopkeeping: Safe and smooth running of a busy shop
  • Merchandising: Arranging displays, signage, promotions and managing overall retail presentation 

Back-office responsibilities

  • Engage with customers enquiries over the phone and by email.
  • Engage with suppliers over the phone, by email and in person
  • Stock management & invoicing 
  • Maintaining product information 
  • Managing, picking, packing and shipping online orders


  • Excellent customer service: You're polite and helpful and can perform under pressure
  • Computer skills: You're proficient with simple systems and able to learn new ones
  • Good communication: You can converse effectively with customers, suppliers and management, on the phone and over email or social media 
  • Good organisational skills

 Desirable skills

  • Driving Licence
  • Personal Licence holder
  • WSET Level 2+
  • Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc
  • You can write decent tasting notes
  • Art ninja


  • Circa £19,000 P.A. dependent on experience
  • Company pension scheme
  • 40 hour week, flexible shifts. Including weekends
  • 28 days paid leave
  • Generous staff discount
  • Occasional use of company van