Denbies Wine Estate offer a wide range of careers opportunities

HorticultureConference & BanquetingAgricultureHospitality MarketingSalesRetail

At Denbies we treat people as valuable assets, investing in people so that both you and the company can grow in value. Denbies supports career development including Graduate & NVQ schemes. We offer great benefits including, pension scheme, staff discounts, in some cases both in the restaurants and gift shop and including of course, Denbies range of fine wines. Other benefits include on site leisure facilities consisting of a sauna, swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis, badminton and squash courts.

If you are conscientious, have a ‘can do’ attitude and would like to join our flexible, enthusiastic and friendly team, then please take this opportunity to view the vacancies we have available. To join our team or to apply for any of the listed vacancies – please submit your CV or complete the Application form (below) and return either by email to or mail for the attention of HR Department with a covering letter to Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA.

To inquire for current job positions please email


We regret that due to current volumes, we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible. If you are contacted, please note that, as part of the registration process, you will be required to provide us with proof of identity and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Latest Vacancies

Full Time

Head Housekeeper for our Denbies Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

You will be working on a rota basis 5 days out of 7, including weekends and bank holidays.

  • This role will require that you live in up to eight nights a month.
  • You must have housekeeping and cleaning experience
  • Have a can-do attitude
  • Able to cook Full English Breakfast
  • Deliver great standard of service
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be punctual and professional at all times
  • Computer literate
  • Confident when dealing with customers
  • This position can be physically demanding

Salary will be dependent on experience

Retail Supervisor

You will be working along the Retail Manager and Retail Team to provide them support, to maximise sales and deliver exceptional customer service.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • To maintain high standards on the sales floor
  • Good Customer Service
  • Retail Sales
  • Cash Handling
  • Good Computer Literacy
  • Good Verbal and written communication
  • Experience of dealing with enquiries.
  • Worked with EPoS Systems including EPoS Tills.

You will be required to work 5 days out of 7 including weekends and occasional evenings.

Assistant Restaurant Manager

An experienced and knowledgeable Assistant Restaurant Manager to work alongside our Restaurant Manager in running the day to day operations of the restaurant.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience working as a Supervisor or Assistant Restaurant Manager in a fast paced hospitality environment.
  • Strong knowledge of the hospitality industry.
  • Experience in supervising Front of House staff.
  • Meet and greet customers and take reservations.
  • Knowledge of Food and Wine is desirable.


  • Excellent customer service
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Minimum of 4 GCSE’S including Maths and English
  • Working towards a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership
  • Experience in Restaurant Management is essential
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience within a similar role is essential

You will be required to work 5 days out of 7 including weekends and evenings.

Part Time


We are currently recruiting for a part time Receptionist, this is a customer focused role, where the Receptionist is responsible for ensuring the highest level of customer service is delivered to all visitors at Denbies.

Key responsibilities:

  • To ensure prompt answering of the telephone and a professional and pleasant approach to callers.
  • Responsible for security of the reception area – locking up, cash, PC etc
  • To ensure that reception and tour staff are aware and up to date with developments on a daily basis.
  • To manage the sale of tour tickets and the smooth running of the tours.
  • To ensure that the welcome board is accurate and that all leaflet holders are full.
  • Manage deliveries to reception and ensure that they are collected or disbursed as soon as possible.
  • To be responsible for all general Health & Safety measures and ensure all legal and company requirements are adhered to.


We are currently recruiting for a part time Housekeeper for our Bed & Breakfast. This role will require that you work weekends, bank holidays and overnight stay.
For further information about the job role please contact


Indoor Tour Guide

This is a customer focused position, where the tour guide is responsible for making sure that the highest standard of presentation is delivered to the customer in whatever visitor activity they are taking part, private wine tastings, the Vine and Dine experience and the Winery tour and tastings.

To be worked on a rota basis including two weekends out of four between 09.00 -17.30

  • Good communication skills, confident, professional team player.
  • Experience in a similar role and knowledge of wine is essential
  • WSET Qualification essential

Chef and Front of House

We are recruiting for Chefs at all levels to work for our Denbies Restaurants, previous experience in banqueting and working in a restaurant is required.

Chefs at all levels

We are recruiting for Chefs at all levels to work for our Denbies Restaurants, previous experience in banqueting and working in a restaurant is required.

Banqueting Staff

You will be requires to support the Front & Back House Team in order to provide high quality of operation and customer service.

You will be working as part of a team on a rota basis, this will include working weekends and evenings.
Full Time and Casual work is available for immediate start.

School Leaver Programme

Whether you have just left school, in a Gap year or just looking for a new challenge. Denbies Wine Estate offer recognised Apprenticeships; this programme will give the successful applicants the opportunity to develop themselves at Denbies. All applicants will be supported by the Denbies to help them achieve their goal and go further up the career ladder.

Denbies Wine Estate offers a great opportunity to school leavers to develop & shape their future. Denbies also gives successful applicants the opportunity to apply for key position within the company once they have completed their apprenticeship and have demonstrated that they are hardworking and willing to progress. Employee Statement: Lee Thomas – (From KP to now Commis Apprentice Chef ) Apprenticeship Jake Bristow – ( From Servery & Function Assistant to Team Leader)

School Leavers Requirement:
Have a GCSE Maths and English at A to C grade.
Passionate about Fresh Food and Retail
Motivated in building a career
Willing to work weekends and evenings
Putting our customer care first priority by welcoming all customers in a friendly manner.
Maintain high standard of service at all times

Graduate Programme

Denbies Wine Estate offers a Graduate Scheme recruiting throughout the year. Intake for a graduate begins in September with an opportunity to work on the operational side of the hospitality industry. Our 12 month programme offers a way to develop your talents in the Hospitality industry.

Hospitality Management:
Front of House
Conference & Events

What will you gain from us?
You will get the support from your Line Manager who will help you in developing your skills. Develop experience in working as part of a team. You will be given the opportunity to work on a project which will then be presented to your Line Manager.

This programme has been put together for you to find your talent within this industry. To find out more about our Graduate Scheme please email the HR Dept at

Applications for 2017 is now open

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