IKEA is hiring a ‘chief play officer’ to check out all their new toys – and the fortunate child will get to maintain all of them.
The Swedish retailer is trying to ‘rent’ a brand new member of workers aged between 4 and 12, who’ll have all the newest toys despatched to their dwelling earlier than happening sale to the general public.
Calling all children – Ikea is hiring a brand new chief play officer to check toysCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The furnishings large is in search of children with baggage of creativeness and a ardour for play.
They requested mother and father throughout the UK: “Do your children love play and journey? Do they spend hours turning on a regular basis objects into playthings?
“Have they reworked your sheets and chairs into magical castles and dens or your mattress right into a trampoline?”
They added the ‘profitable candidate could have a vivid creativeness and revel in creating issues’.
The position lasts till December 2021 and the fortunate applicant will get to maintain all of the toys they’re despatched Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The brand new chief play officer might be in command of testing and reviewing new toys earlier than they hit the cabinets, and giving their sincere suggestions on merchandise.
Current launches embrace the Bygglek vary, which has a Lego theme, and the Jattelik assortment, which options stuffed dinosaurs.
Ikea mentioned it was creating the brand new position to encourage kids to play, after analysis confirmed the pandemic and lockdown affected kids’s attitudes.
The brand new ‘workers’ member might want to check and assessment toys earlier than they hit the cabinets Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Thomas Parker, Youngsters’s Enterprise Chief at UK & IE at IKEA, mentioned: “Play is an important a part of on a regular basis life and a fundamental human proper – it permits kids to faucet into their creativity, relieve stress and spend high quality time with family and friends.
“Alongside the advantages of serving to a baby to develop and be taught, play presents limitless enjoyable for all of the household, and brings bursts of pleasure and vitality to the house.”
The job advert, which stresses ‘no adults’ allowed, explains it’s a part-time position lasting till December 2021, and you’ll apply by sending an software here.
In the meantime mums are raving about B&M’s side table which looks just like Ikea’s version – however for half the worth.
Plus this DIY fan who couldn’t afford new shelving transforms an old Ikea unit instead & it price her subsequent to nothing.