Research Consultant (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time


  Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom., West Coast



The company: Vinescapes Ltd. is a research-based consultancy providing operational and strategic support for the grape growing and wine production sectors. Based in the UK but with a global reach our staff and partners are trusted experts with international acclaim and years of experience delivering the highest quality production, consultancy, and research services.

Role purpose: Lead, develop and deliver Research & Innovation services for Vinescapes and its clients.  

Role time: either Part- or Full-Time.

Reporting to: Business Director.

Location: Dorking, Surrey, U.K. Office based with travel expectations.


Role requirements:


·        Undertake scientific and applied research in the fields of viticulture, climate and the environment, across a range of projects for Vinescapes and its clients. This will involve the design, delivery, management and reporting of research projects.

·        Lead on research strategy development for Vinescapes, clients and other stakeholders.

·        Design and deliver stakeholder engagement activities for the purposes of research dissemination and related training.

·        Research budget management.  


·        Design, develop and commercialize innovative products in the viticulture, climate and wine production space. These products will mainly focus around remote data applications, GIS & GPS driven technology, spatial data and digitization.

·        Leading on the integration and application of innovative tools and services for Vinescapes.

Business development

·        Identify and capture opportunities for company growth.

·        Pro-actively represent Vinescapes at networking and other events / opportunities and seek to bring business towards Vinescapes.


Applicant skills and qualifications:

·        A strong climate, viticulture and / or wine research background.

·        Science based qualifications, ideally to masters or PhD level, in subject matter relevant to climate, viticulture and / or wine.

·        Experience with ag-tech innovations and ideally GIS, GPS and remote sensing technology.  

·        Strong writing experience, desirably to published standards.

·        Skilled in stakeholder engagement (ideally including training) and dissemination activities.

·        Team player in a small but fast-growing business.

·        Ideas driven with a reliable self-starter approach to work.

·        Strong results-based work ethic.

·        French speaking would be advantageous but not essential.


To apply for this post please email: [email protected] with your CV and a covering letter by the 1st May 2022, setting out why you would be suitable for this post.



Salary: Dependent on experience.

How To Apply

To apply for this post please email: [email protected] with your CV and a covering letter by the 1st May 2022, setting out why you would be suitable for this post.

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