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From playground design and engineering to sales and installation, our comprehensive range of playground services would not be possible without the experienced and diverse team at the heart of Wicksteed.

In order to provide the best products for our customers, we need the best people behind us and are therefore always looking for new talent.

We provide full in-house training for all of our roles, heavily supported by our existing team, so if you’re a passionate, creative, and driven individual who is interested in working for the UK’s leading playground equipment manufacturer, browse our current vacancies below and apply today.
From playground design and engineering to sales and installation, our comprehensive range of playground services would not be possible without the experienced and diverse team at the heart of Wicksteed.

In order to provide the best products for our customers, we need the best people behind us and are therefore always looking for new talent.

We provide full in-house training for all of our roles, heavily supported by our existing team, so if you’re a passionate, creative, and driven individual who is interested in working for the UK’s leading playground equipment manufacturer, browse our current vacancies below and apply today.
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Purchase/Sales Ledger Assistant

Full Time / Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic & motivated PURCHASE/SALES LEDGER ASSISTANT   Wicksteed Leisure is the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of play and Leisure equipment & has been designing; manufacturing; installing; landscaping and maintaining playgrounds since 1918. Job Summary We are currently looking to appoint a part-time Purchase/Sales Ledger Assistant within the Wicksteed Finance team. This will be a permanent position for 30 hours a week Monday – Friday. With a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach, you will be responsible for ensuring that the purchase/sales invoice process runs smoothly. This would include data entry and administration of invoices along with checking and resolving any discrepancies. Key Responsibilities and duties Accurate processing of purchase/sales invoice onto Sage 200 Creating BACS payments runs and manual payments to suppliers, in a timely and accurate manner, allocating to correct invoices Processing of staff expenses using Bright-HR Pop Liaising across other departments for approval of invoices Daily bank reconciliations and distribution of banking reports to the Board General support and administration to the wider finance team Any ad hoc duties Additional Skills and Knowledge Required Prior experience in this kind of role is desired but not essential, as full training will be given to the right applicant Must be highly numerate and methodical Preferably an understanding of Sub-Contractors CIS scheme Have a good attention to detail Reliable and motivated with strong communication skills  From playground design and engineering to sales and installation, our comprehensive range of playground services would not be possible without the experienced and diverse team at the heart of Wicksteed.   In order to provide the best products for our customers, we need the best people behind us and therefore, we’re always looking for new talent.   We provide full in-house training for all of our roles. So, if you’re a passionate, motivated, and driven individual who is interested in working for the UK’s leading playground equipment manufacturer, apply with your CV today and a cover letter  to shorne@wicksteed.co.uk    

Junior Estimator

Full Time / Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic & motivated Junior Estimator. Wicksteed Playgrounds are the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of play and Leisure equipment & have been designing; manufacturing; installing; landscaping and maintaining playgrounds since 1918. OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE should • Hold excellent numeracy skills • Be able to work under pressure to ensure deadlines are met • Be skilled in managing multiple projects simultaneously • Prioritise workflow • Have excellent attention to detail • Be able to problem solve effectively • Possess excellent teamwork and collaboration skills • Maintain exceptional communication skills YOUR MAIN DUTIES WILL INCLUDE • Preparing quotations in Quotewerks, to specific deadlines, for tenders and other play projects. • Completing pricing schedules. • Supporting and assisting the Bid Coordinator and the Area Sales Manager to make the right decisions to successfully win bids. • Carrying out costing exercises as requested and communicating solutions to the Bid Team to find the winning price. • Collecting and gathering information that will be used to produce project estimates. • Providing correct and accurate cost information that is required for play projects. • Forecasting how long projects will take to complete. • Identifying and evaluating all technical issues that are related to a particular project. • Planning and organising own time to ensure both internal and external targets are achieved. • Communicating effectively with contractors to gather required prices. • Building a bank of prices for future use. • Carrying out any miscellaneous tasks as requested by the National Sales Manager and/or any other Directors of the company. WHAT WE OFFER Attractive salary Pension scheme 25 days holiday along with bank holidays Bonus scheme linked to successful projects Early finish on Friday’s (4pm) Access to offers and services available through HR software and our lead trade body. Potential to receive monthly rewards Long Service awards From playground design and engineering to sales and installation, our comprehensive range of playground services would not be possible without the experienced and diverse team at the heart of Wicksteed. We provide full in-house training for all of our roles, heavily supported by our existing team so if you are interested in joining our dynamic, in-house quotations team please submit your application along with your CV to hr@wicksteed.co.uk Wicksteed is an equal opportunities employer - applicants will not be excluded on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, marital status, disability, age, religion, belief, or sexual orientation.