Who are we?
Inspire is a non-profit company producing the ‘Inspire Kindness Advent Calendar’, aimed at children aged three and older. Each day in December as the children pick a festive piece to add to the tree, the calendar will suggest a different act of kindness to complete, that will inspire children to be kind, creative, and remember those less fortunate than themselves...while also being fun! These moments of delight are shared as a family with parents and carers able to build excitement for the holiday season, with a focus on giving rather than receiving. Buyers will also benefit from a clear understanding of the impact of their purchase."
Inspire was founded by Ben Floyd and Caroline Hyde in the midst of the COVID- 19 global pandemic. During this period while people around the world became isolated by the 'stay at home' measures - acts of kindness brought moments of happiness, hope, and increased mental wellbeing. Inspire aims to teach children the benefits of being kind from a young age and enable adults to foster kindness and give back. Each day provides a new opportunity to share in this experience as a family.
Our goal is to have a large positive impact for hundreds of thousands of families that buy the calendar and the millions around them that experience their acts of kindness. At the end of each year, we hope our donations to charity can help make a difference to those in need.
We are launching our premier product - a wooden charity advent calendar this festive season. A premium toy to create a fun family memory, spread kindness and help those that need it most.
What we’re looking for
Our first product is launching for Christmas 2021, and we have started the development of our next products
We need a toy designer with a degree level qualification in product or industrial design or maybe a 2nd or 3rd year design student who would like this work to be part of a final degree show
Passionate about product, brilliant with colour and particularly love working with wooden toys
You would need create original design concepts and then create factory ready design specs for our new product ranges helping to build our not-for-profit's brand for future sales and to raise money for the incredible Best Beginnings charity.
Every child can have the best start in life.
What you’ll be doing (i.e., job duties):
- Liaising regularly and collaborating with the founders and GM
- Develop a new toy concept that builds on our mission of creating kindness everyday
-Producing production specifications
- Working closely with the GM and factories developing / modifying prototypes
- Creating mockups if required
Qualities we’re looking for:
We want someone who is driven to make a large impact on the world and believes in Inspire’s mission to spread kindness.
- Experience children’s toy design, primarily working with wood, paper, and fabric but a broader knowledge of materials would be beneficial
-Strong presentation skills
- Technical experience and knowledge of British Standards and Toy compliance
-Exceptional understanding of the end-to-end process of product design and development
-Knowledge of graphic design and packaging artwork would be a bonus
-Ability to meet all deadlines
What we look for in you (i.e., job requirements):
- Excitement and energy to spread kindness and make an impact
- Happy working with a small, enthusiastic family-focused team
- Exceptional interpersonal communication
Nice to haves
- Graphic design skills
Up to 6 hours work per week on a remote working basis
*Being authorised to work in the United Kingdom is a precondition of employment with our company.*
Product launch April 2022
Website - Inspire.Charity
Instagram - @inspire.charity