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Whisky Auction Assistant Job Vacancy

Whisky-Online is a name that has become synonymous with quality whisky over the past three decades. Established in 1990, we are a family-run business that’s been at the forefront of the whisky industry, specialising in rare and hard-to-find bottles from all over the world. With a deep-rooted passion for whisky, Whisky-Online has become a trusted name for collectors and connoisseurs alike.

What started as a small retail shop has now expanded into two successful businesses under one umbrella. The first being an online retail shop, where customers can browse and purchase a wide range of whiskies from the comfort of their own home. The second being an online auction platform, where rare and collectible bottles are auctioned off to the highest bidder. This unique combination of retail and auction has set Whisky-Online apart from its competitors, making it a one-stop-shop for all whisky enthusiasts.

Over the years, Whisky-Online has built a reputation for offering an extensive range of whiskies, from well-known brands to limited edition and single cask releases. With a strong focus on quality and authenticity, the team at Whisky-Online carefully sources their products from reputable suppliers. This ensures that customers can purchase with confidence, knowing that they are getting the real deal.

While our retail and auction businesses continue to thrive, Whisky-Online is always looking for new opportunities to expand. With a strong presence in the UK market, the company now ships to over 50 countries worldwide and is continuously seeking ways to reach new customers. This includes exploring new markets and developing partnerships with international distributors.

As our business continues to grow, Whisky-Online is always on the lookout for new talent to join our team. With a dynamic and forward-thinking approach, we are currently seeking a new member of staff to help achieve our goals. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who shares the same passion for whisky and wants to be a part of a thriving business.

In conclusion, Whisky-Online is more than just a business – it is a family that has been built on a shared love for whisky. With over 30 years of experience, our company has established itself as a leader in the whisky industry, offering customers a wide range of products, exceptional customer service, and a commitment to giving back. As we continue to expand and grow, Whisky-Online remains true to its core values and continues to innovate and evolve in the ever-changing world of whisky.


We are seeking a dedicated and motivated individual to join our team as a Whisky Auction Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to expand their skill set and join a thriving company based in Blackpool.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as strong computer and internet skills. Attention to detail is crucial in this role, as you will be working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, hardworking, and committed to delivering high-quality work.

As a Whisky Auction Assistant, you will be responsible for working alongside our team of whisky specialists, gaining valuable knowledge in old and rare whisky. This role will require you to have a methodological approach to work, ensuring all tasks and responsibilities are completed efficiently and accurately. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks, making this a diverse and interesting role.

The successful candidate must be trustworthy and reliable, as they will be handling sensitive information and working with valuable products. It is essential that they are legally allowed to work in the UK and can cope with the demands of a busy and exciting role.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding position within a growing online business, then this is the role for you. Apply now to join our team and be a part of our success.

This is a varied role that will involve assisting with important day-to-day operations, including cataloging items and pre-auction preparation. Liaising with buyers and seller, processing orders, booking in consignments, and from time to time packing and shipping orders. In addition, the successful candidate will also be involved in social media activity, creating newsletters, photography/editing as well as creating various reports.

Key Responsibilities:

- Cataloging items for auction
- Assisting with pre-auction preparations
- Booking in consignments
- Fulfilling and assisting with packing orders for despatch
- Liaising with customers and ensuring their orders are processed accurately and efficiently
- Managing various unplanned tasks within our admin system
- Photographing and editing stock for online platforms
- Maintaining accurate reports and present to management weekly
- Following up on customer leads
- Assist with PPC management
- Keeping the websites up to date
- Utilise computerised systems and softwares such as Bespoke Software, Klaviyo, Google Suite and other applications
- Training will be provided for all tasks within the role


- Excellent initiative and attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- High level of awareness handling old and rare whisky
- Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
- Proficient in using spreadsheets
- Comfortable answering the telephone and providing excellent customer service
- Keen and willing to learn and take on new responsibilities
- Punctual and reliable
- Proactive in seeking improvement opportunities
- Must be able to lift and move heavy deliveries
- Full and clean drivers licence with experience driving a van
- Willingness to work away from home approximately 2-4 days a month
- Excellent time management and organisation skills, able to multitask and prioritise effectively
- Joining whisky tastings out of hours to enhance knowledge and to better understand the products we sell
- Attending out of hours events throughout the year
- Meeting and greeting customers

This is a full time/permanent post. We are offering a salary of £22,000-£26,000 based on the experience of the candidate. Our working hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm, with occasional additional hours and travel required within the working week.

If you are passionate about the Whisky industry and have the necessary skills and experience, we would love to hear from you. Join our team and be a part of a growing and successful family business.

Closing Date: Rolling recruitment process, subject to closure at any time. Early submission is highly encouraged.

How to Apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit the following two items:

  • A covering letter outlining your relevant experience and how you meet each essential requirement outlined above
  • A current and up-to-date CV

Please ensure that both elements are included in your application, as incomplete submissions may not be considered. Please be aware we are unable to respond to all applicants due to the high volume of applications we receive.

Thank you for your interest in our company. We look forward to receiving your application and having the opportunity to potentially work with you in the near future.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Applicant to submit expectations


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking 


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Blackpool: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required) 


  • GCSE or equivalent (preferred)


  • Customer service: 2 years (required)
  • Administrative experience: 4 years (required)


  • English (required)


  • Driving Licence (required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 100% (required)

Work Location: In person

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