Distillery Manager’s Assistant with Verdant Spirits Ltd


Location: Dundee 

£8.25 p/h
Part-time, 20 hours p/week for 12 weeks
End August start 
Closing date:  25 July 2016, noon

About the Company 
The Verdant Spirits distillery will be the first ever to be located in the city of Dundee. Dundee has been recently appointed as UNESCO City of Design and named ‘coolest city in the UK’ by GQ magazine.  
The company will be a producer of craft spirits, mixers and cocktail ingredients of outstanding quality under the banner of a single, recognisable consumer brand. Its market strategy is to focus on bringing classic and authentic cocktails to a wider audience, both in bars and, more importantly, in the home.  
Having recently acquired an old mill building in Blackness, the process of converting the premises into a state of the art craft distillery is now underway and scheduled to be complete towards the end of 2016, when the first product – a dry gin– is expected to be launched. The self-contained complex will also contain a visitor centre and retail outlet, and host distillery tours, tasting events and both public and private functions.   
The Role 
This is a unique ground-floor opportunity to work in an exciting and vibrant start-up organisation. The intern’s role will be key within the company, with considerable input and influence over the range, quality and style of products produced and marketed by it.  
We are looking for an early career graduate with a passionate interest in high-quality food and drink products to be involved in a diverse workload as part of a small, close-knit team working in a busy environment.   
The post will involve a range of projects related to the production and marketing of spirits and allied products to the highest quality.   
While this will require some understanding of the science of alcohol fermentation and distillation, the skills of cooperation and communication, together with a ‘can do attitude’ and attention to detail will be considered to be more essential qualities for the successful applicant.   
In return, we offer an exciting opportunity in one of the fastest growing areas of the drinks sector in the UK today.   
The post will be for an initial 6-month period However, it is hoped that during that period the successful candidate will have demonstrated the skills and attitude to become an established and key member of the team and want to continue with the company as it moves into its main operational phase.  
The successful candidate will report directly to the Managing Director and, working closely alongside them, support the successful launch and development of the company, including:  
• Manufacture  
The majority of the production work will be carried out on-site using state of the art, 2nd generation, fermentation and distilling equipment from iStill. The successful candidate will be encouraged to learn and develop their skills in working with this equipment in the production of products to the highest, consistent standards.  
• Product Development   
Innovation will be key to the growth and evolution of Verdant Spirits and involve the input and contribution of all members of the company team.   
A dry gin will be the first product launched by the company. Research is also underway for the production of rum and vermouth, and a number of other products are being considered for development as the company grows.  
• Marketing  
The marketing and brand development of Verdant’s products will be another element vital to the company’s success and the role of intern will offer opportunity to work alongside external agencies in developing these strategies and then taking them forward.  
Closing date for applications is 25 July 2016, 12 noon.   
Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date.  State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec.  We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.   
Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK. 


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