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Playground Designer (Outdoor Play Designer)

Timotay Playscapes are looking for a creative superstar to join their award-winning team…

Our team are hardworking, forward-thinking, and above all else passionate about improving play experiences and learning outcomes for children. We are committed to making a difference to children’s lives, through outdoor play spaces

Our company values ensure we respect one another and empower us to reach our potential. We are a customer-centric, and a people-powered business who strive to deliver incredible outdoor spaces.

Timotay Group are one of UK’s leading school, nursery, SEND setting and family attractions playground company’s, who deliver inspirational outdoor spaces that transform outdoor learning and outdoor play environments. We are no ordinary playground company.

We offer a fully managed service; from consultation, design through to in-house manufacture, installation and after-care. With a clear aim to exceed our client’s expectations and deliver a premium playground or outdoor space experience.

What we are looking for

Primarily, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, talented design professional to align with our company values, who has a desire to succeed and thrive.

You must have a genuine passion for creating incredible outdoor spaces and be committed to making a difference to children’s lives, through outdoor play spaces through the designs that you deliver.

You must be passionate about using your creativity and design skills to develop incredible outdoor spaces

What you can expect

  • We challenge the ‘norm’ and work together to push boundaries and innovate.
  • Delight customers – it’s at the heart of all that we do.
  • We do what we say we will – our customers are our priority, and we identify and anticipate their needs.
  • Mediocre is not an option! We take responsibility to achieve results and create an environment that enables everyone to perform at their best.
  • We are committed to developing you and enabling you to succeed in the role, so you must have the desire to want to grow and flourish within our business.

About the role

You will work closely with our Playground Consultants, who will brief you on their exciting projects. From this, you will create inspirational playgrounds and outdoor spaces and bring to life the client’s vision.

Your design will then be handed back to our Playground Consultants to present and deliver, so this role is pivotal to our customer journey and experience.

Your designs will be exciting, inspiring, engaging, and stop clients in their tracks! You will need to:

  • Design inspiring landscape plans and playscape concepts in both 2D and 3D
  • Preparation of clear and accurate drawings, specs, and cost estimates
  • Issue of designs and drawings for approval, this includes 3D animation walkthroughs (full training provided!)
  • Working closely with our sales team to bring to life the client brief
  • Have strong organizational and communication skills

Key Skills

  • Design Skills (working knowledge of AUTO-CAD and/or Vectorworks)
  • Illustration Tools (Photoshop)
  • Conceptual Skills (hand sketch)
  • Good communication skills

The successful candidate will have the opportunity of career progression in an expanding and technically demanding Company.

Graduate candidates are also invited to apply and will be provided with full training to thrive and succeed within this creative role. We are a flexible employer, so remote working and part-time applicants are also welcomed too.

Benefits

As an employee of the Timotay Group you will receive:

  • A competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme (introduced after a set period)
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Bonus scheme
  • This role also offers a hybrid working opportunity (a mix of working from home and office) after the initial training period.
  • Continuous training opportunities
  • Full Christmas shut down so that you can take time to relax and enjoy the festive period
  • 20 days plus 8 bank holidays

If you have a design-related qualification, or experience in landscape design, Playground Industry or Education Sector and believe you have skills and passion to succeed in this role, then we want to hear from you – send your CV and covering letter explaining why you should be considered for this exciting position.

Graduate candidates are also invited to apply and will be provided with full training to thrive and succeed within this creative role. We are a flexible employer, so part-time candidates will also be considered too.

Job Types: Full-time. Monday to Friday

Our office is based in Wollaston, Northamptonshire

To apply for this exciting role, simply attach your CV and covering letter and submit. For more information, please email jobs@timotaygroup.com

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