Wanted: Leeds toy tester aged 6-11

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Shopping centre bosses in Leeds are on the hunt for a toy tester-in-chief.

Adults need not apply for the position which is open to Yorkshire-based children aged from six to 11 years old.

The dream role is among a handful up for grabs as White Rose Shopping Centre chiefs cast their net to find five ‘little gurus’ to help shape its future.

The south Leeds centre wants to draft in young experts, aged six to 11, to give their opinions on everything from fashion to food; the environment to gaming and toys.

Nikki Appleton, the centre’s marketing manager, said “We strive to be a family friendly and accessible shopping centre, so it’s important that we have input from the kids on the areas that really matter to them. Whether it’s taste-checking the children’s menus in our restaurants, giving us their thoughts on our toy selection or critiquing the latest kids’ clothing ranges, we want to get honest feedback from a whole new generation and share their thoughts on what’s working and what isn’t.”

The toy-tester-in-chief will trial a range of toys from the centre to give their verdict on the best of the moment.

Young fashionistas will be tasked with giving a child’s take on London Fashion Week and advising how other youngsters can ‘get the look’ from White Rose. Future gamers will have a crash course gaming session into the latest virtual offerings in the centre to rate what’s hot and what’s not. The junior food critic will taste test children’s dishes from one of the centre’s restaurants and a new eco guru is wanted to give a junior perspective on all things green.

Each winner will receive a £100 centre gift card and secure a place on the first advisory panel for the shopping centre as it looks to become more family friendly and enjoyable for young visitors.