JOB ROLE: Single Reed Specialist

"Dawkes Music & Windcraft Ltd are a globally recognised UK based Music Industry company that have expert staff who specialise in products, performance, teaching and repairing in the brass and woodwind sector. We stock a unique range of spare parts, instruments, accessories and repair materials for the brass and woodwind retail and wholesale market.

Our purpose is to create and inspire musicians no matter their age or ability, whilst supporting them on their musical journey"

Who are we looking for?

Dawkes Music is looking for an experienced woodwind specialist to take on a full-time position in one of the largest and most reputable specialist Woodwind and Brass shops in the UK.

Working as part of the sales team, we require an advanced single reed player who also understands the pressures and challenges of a dynamic retail environment. The role is diverse and includes dealing with many scenarios. From helping youngsters and their parents starting on their musical journey, all the way up to helping professionals who travel the world and rely on Dawkes to assist them in their musical journey.

What skills do we require?

Communication, high levels of customer service, expertise and friendliness will be at the heart of the role with responsibility for dealing with Woodwind queries across the whole range. You will work closely with the rest of the sales team under the Store Manager.

A fast-paced, exciting and dynamic work environment will await you, where different scenarios are encountered daily. Our sales team specialists must be prepared to think on their feet with teamwork and intelligent problem solving at the heart of our busy shop.

Our sales specialists must be enthusiastic, compassionate, transparent and engaged with the needs of the customer to provide the best possible service in any situation. A new addition to our team must be able to complete high quality work within a schedule and work pro-actively with others to achieve our collective responsibilities.

What does the role involve?

Daily tasks will involve providing consistent and excellent professional advice by email, phone and in-store, in line with our internal training program the ‘Dawkes Academy’. This is to ensure customers are given consistent and sensational experiences. You will also provide authentic and professional sales advice to trade customers and international repairers, by creating and processing orders for spare parts, tools and repair materials.

There may also be opportunities to be involved in marketing activities such as writing blogs, presenting videos demonstrations of products and off-site exhibition displays and visits.

Sales Job 1

Create a foundation of trust and an unforgettable experience through customer interaction

Inspire musicians with our depth of knowledge and demonstration of practical skills

Support customers by maintaining our schedule and keeping to our promises

What do we offer you?

We will support you through our weekly development meetings and our internal learning program, the 'Dawkes Academy'. These training tools are designed to help you meet the goals of the company and develop your own personal skill set.

Both in and out-of-house training opportunities are possible to allow us to meet our customer requirements and further develop you as a professional.

Salary details on application and subject to experience and skills.

Applications via email:


Or via post:

Jon Dawkes,
Dawkes Music,
The Woodwind & Brass Warehouse,
Reform Road,

Please note: The closing date for applications is Friday Nov 2nd, 2018