• Posted on May 31, 2024
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Job Title: Playground Designers – York

Reference: AJ0929

Company: Playscheme

Based in: Elvington, York.

Contact name: Angie Forster

Contact email: [email protected]

Playground Designers

At Playscheme we create fabulous bespoke playgrounds large and small, for schools, parks, and visitor attractions across the UK, we have two permanent full-time vacancies. We would consider part-time or job share arrangements options. This post is based at our offices in Elvington, York. We can offer an option to work from home one day a week after completing the probationary period.

The Role

Using our in-house systems, you will produce 3D designs and fully itemised quotations for our sales team in conformance with the European Safety Standard for Playground Equipment.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Designing new products, taking projects from initial marketing brief through to production. Assist in the production of in-house manufacturing of playground equipment by creating detailed drawings for our workshop team.
  • Drive 3D design in SketchUp and Enscape (Rendering Software) Produce 2D drawings using SketchUp Layout or AutoCAD where required. And produce design sales packs using Adobe InDesign. (Training will be provided)
  • Develop new products to comply with British standards BS EN 1176 (Training and documentation will be provided)
  • Creating installation guides for customers/installers
  • Liaise with internal departments to ensure designs meet their needs.
  • Liaise with external suppliers to ensure designs can be produced in an economical and practical manner.
  • Produce drawings to support customers planning applications.
  • Have a creative eye with an imagination that can contribute positively in developing playground designs
  • Assist the Head of Design by making recommendations and initiating cost reductions without compromising product or design quality.
  • Creatively support the Sales and Marketing department by producing marketing and promotional material communicating via social media and updating our website.
  • Create detailed itemised quotations using SAGE for the sales team following the completion of design work. (Training will be provided)


  • Strong knowledge and experience in working with 3D design (preferably SketchUp or similar packages)
  • Strong knowledge and experience in working with 2D design and presentation packages (e.g. Photoshop/ Illustrator/ InDesign).
  • Strong knowledge using rendering software (e.g. Enscape or similar packages)
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must have creative flair, good communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team, be able to manage own time and workload and meet deadlines, high attention to detail, and must possess a friendly and approachable manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Full Clean Driving Licence
  • Salary is negotiable, dependent on experience.

To apply for this opportunity please forward your CV to [email protected] and [email protected] . Interviews asap