The Waterside Inn is an awarded Michelin star family-run restaurant with rooms, with a steadfast team of staff and a dedicated Chef Patron, Alain Roux, at its helm, always looking to the future yet remaining true to its founding principles. To find out more go to our website

We are looking for a full-time Assistant Junior Sommelier to join our dynamic team.

Reporting to: Mr Frederic Poulette the General Manager.

Hours: Working week – Wednesday to Sunday lunch-time – 55 hours a week.


  • Supporting the Head Sommelier in developing our food and wine pairings and providing wine knowledge and training to the Front-of-House team
  • Assisting in management of our 1300-bin wine list and cellar, all of which are available by the glass
  • Being the face of The Waterside Inn in the restaurant. Delivering our ethos and values to ensure a memorable customer experience
  • Providing the attention to detail that we need to push standards forward
  • Ensuring high levels of customer service at all times to always meet our guest’s expectations to enhance and maintain The Waterside Inn reputation
  • Building a strong product knowledge so our food, beverages and ethos can be communicated to guests
  • Working with the FOH management and kitchen to ensure clear communication to enhance the guest experience


  • Be a team player
  • A great communicator
  • Precise on detail and have great customer service skills


  • Minimum 2 years of relative Michelin star experience required
  • English language essential.
  • EU Settlement Status required if applicable.


The successful applicant will be provided with a good competitive salary (based on experience). Depending, on your work performance there is a possibility of promotion and growth.

Rest Days

  • All day Monday & Tuesday and Sunday evenings
  • Staff Set Annual Holidays: Summer 2- week holidays from the 14 August 2023 to 28th August 2023
  • December & January annual holidays from the 19th of December 2023 until the Reopening on January 17th January 2024 – 18th January 2024


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food on site
  • Gym membership
  • Tips
  • Annual staff party
  • Staff accommodation can be arranged for a short-term basis