Vineyard Operative

  • Job Reference: 00003752-1
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Chapel Down
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  • Location: Chapel Down Vineyard
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive Salary, Performance Related Annual Bonus
  • Sector: Agricultural & Landscaping
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a proactive and capable Vineyard Operative to join our dedicated viticulture team.

This role offers the opportunity to be part of the fastest-growing sector in UK agriculture and the flourishing UK wine industry and plays a vital role in our success.

This varied team role is primarily based outdoors and involves a mix of seasonal tractor- based and hands-on tasks associated with vine and vineyard husbandry as well as overall
care and maintenance of the estate assets.

About you

This role is ideal if you are an enthusiastic individual with a love for outdoors and a keen interest in viticulture. You will be a key member of the team, ideally with experience
operating agricultural machinery and equipment with good awareness of Health and Safety requirements. PA1, PA2 or PA3 spray certification is preferred but training can be given.  Reliability and a flexible approach to working hours with a desire for working outdoors is essential.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. This role is ideal if you have an interest in developing your skills and knowledge in wine-grape growing in a supportive environment that values teamwork and personal development.

What we can offer you

This is a permanent role with the following:

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance related annual bonus
  • Pension and holiday plus a day off on your birthday
  • Wine allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Enhanced family leave policies
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Company social events



We have roles based at a number of our vineyards across Kent.

About Chapel Down

We are England’s leading wine producer with a world-class range of sparkling and still wines
and a unique range of spirits.  Our products are widely available in the premium off trade, as
well as being served in some of the UK’s finest bars and restaurants.  Our brand home in
Tenterden is a thriving tourism destination, welcoming over 60,000 visitors each year. 
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