Current Vacancies

Production Worker

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic, global business who designs, manufactures and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment currently operating in 46 countries. We are family-owned having been established for 40 years and employ c105 people.

We are looking for a Production Worker with experience of working in a fast-paced workshop environment who has an eye for quality. You will be working as part of our production team, cleaning and preparing our products for despatch.

The successful candidate’s main objectives will be:

    • Washing and cleaning fabricated products
    • Preparation of products for despatch
    • Kitting and assembly of components
    • Use of hand tools
    • Visual inspections of finished products

Skills/Experience required:

This is an opportunity for someone who like to work both in a fabrication shop and outside, can deal with lone working and takes pride in the finished fabricated product. You must have a structured approach to planning and managing your workload. Flexibility and ‘can do’ attitude is also essential.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  1. Have desire to improve efficiencies and reduce waste through a CI environment.
  2. Able to work on own initiative or with others on tasks with minimum supervision.
  3. A keen eye for detail and results-driven approach.
  4. Must have ability to undertake manual handling duties.

Full training can be offered to the correct candidate showing the right aptitude.

This is a permanent, full-time position based at our Ulverston factory (38 hrs per week).

Apply with a full CV to the hr@playdale.co.uk by closing date 18th April 2019

Area Sales Manager – Greater London, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire & Oxford

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic, expanding, global business currently in 49 countries, who designs, manufactures and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment. We are family-owned, having been established for over 40 years.  We employ c105 people, with a track record of developing our people and their careers.

The Role:

Area Sales Manager covering Greater London (North), Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, and Oxfordshire. Therefore, it would be preferable that you are based centrally ie. Uxbridge/Watford, with easy access routes to all areas.

Supported by your Regional Manager you will be responsible for driving sales of playground equipment and managing a territory profitably. You will deal with existing business whilst targeting new business and working with your dedicated sales support and marketing functions.

It will involve selling the company’s full portfolio of products through a consultative sale to Schools & Nurseries, Local Authorities, Parish Councils, Housing Developers, Landscape Architects, Leisure Operators and Community Groups.

Essential Skills:

  • Experience of identifying new opportunities
  • Building rapport
  • Excellent presentation skill
  • Consistent drive to achieve monthly and annual targets
  • Highly motivated to be a top performer
  • First class account management capabilities
  • Computer literate
  • Smartly presented
  • Full driving licence

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have proven experience in field sales with a track record in exceeding targets (you should be able to demonstrate this through sales awards, appraisal information, monthly figures etc.)

Nice to have: Formal sales training would be an advantage however we are committed to developing individuals during an in-depth induction and mentoring programme.

Package: Competitive basic with a significant OTE, company car, pension, healthcare, laptop, broadband, mobile phone and 25 days’ holiday.

What’s next?  Please forward your CV along with a covering letter to hr@playdale.co.uk. You must be available to attend an interview on the 11 April 2019 at Playdale Playgrounds Ltd, Haverthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AE.

Accounts Assistant

We now have an opportunity for an Accounts Assistant, to join our Finance team based in Haverthwaite.

Previous experience in a similar role, although beneficial, is not essential as training will be provided to meet the successful candidate’s needs.

Your main responsibilities would include:

  • Processing high volumes of purchase ledger invoices
  • Processing of credit card and monthly cash expenses
  • Preparation of monthly nominal journals
  • Weekly preparation of BACS payments
  • CIS tax statements and submissions to HMRC
  • Daily monitoring and processing of the finance email inbox
  • Dealing with queries in relation to purchase ledger by email and telephone
  • Processing of daily receipts
  • Assisting in other areas of the finance function, including year end audit information, as and when required

Skills/experience required:

High level of accuracy and attention to detail, being able to work in a fast-paced environment, ensuring a ‘right first time’ approach to meet monthly deadlines.

Excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, and have a structured approach.

Experience of Sage software and Microsoft Excel.

You must be able to be demonstrate flexibility and possess a ‘can do’ attitude.

This is a permanent role.  Working hours are 35 hours per week.

If you think this is the right opportunity for you and you are excited to take on a new challenge please send your CV along with a covering letter to hr@playdale.co.uk

 

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