Jobs For Parents York

Returning to work after having children can be a daunting prospect however there are jobs that can fit around the needs of your family.

“Jobs for Parents” are family-friendly positions that may be part-time, flexi-time, term-time, temporary contracts or even working from home.

If you have a vacancy to fill and would like to advertise the role on York Mumbler then please contact us here.

Grants Administrator – Two Ridings Community Foundation

We are looking for a new team member – to be based at our office in York – who can support our grant making and office processes by providing accurate and effective administration. If you would like to be part of our small friendly team supporting local communities to thrive then we would love to hear from you.

Duties include:

Assisting the whole team by providing detailed and accurate administrative support, particularly in relation to tasks associated with grant making

Answering the phone and signposting calls to the relevant people in the team

Working with the team to ensure we keep accurate and complete financial records

Opening, logging and distributing incoming post, sending outgoing post

Photocopying and scanning

Please visit our website for a full description of duties and person specification.

Applications must be made by completing our application form which can be found on our website. CV’s will not be accepted.

Visit to apply.

Part-time hours: 16 per week

Application deadline: 07/06/2021

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £10.10 per hour

Domestic Cleaner – DBD Cleaning Ltd

DBD Cleaning Ltd are looking to recruit a cleaner for 3 or 4 days a week.

The candidate must be willing to learn “our ways” and clean to a very high standard.

A valid driving licence is essential as will be required to drive the company vans.

We clean predominantly domestic properties in and around York, we work in teams of 2 (no lone working) so a team player “can do” attitude is essential. No evening or weekend work!

The candidate must be able to get to our base YO26 5RQ for 8am each working day, we usually finish around 3.30pm

Availability to cover staff holidays and illness is a massive advantage.

This role is rewarded at £8.91 per hour. 4 weeks a year holiday (pro rata) and a company pension.

For any further details please contact Sheila.

Flexible work opportunities in local schools through WorkwithSchools

Due to high demand from local primary and secondary schools in the York and Harrogate area, WorkwithSchools urgently require Teaching Assistants and part-time supply teachers. This is for a variety of interesting ad hoc, short and long-term bookings, on either a part or full time basis.

We’re looking for qualified and/or experienced Teaching Assistants as well as part-time supply teachers, to work within Early Years and across all year groups within KS1 and KS2. We also require Teaching Assistants to provide SEN support for students with a range of disabilities and within a class and/or on a one to one basis. If you have volunteered as a parent in a school, supporting a class teacher, and the school are willing to give you a reference, we should be able to offer you paid work as a Teaching Assistant.

Who are WorkwithSchools?

Formerly a supply teacher agency set up by City of York Council, our strong and lasting relationships span many years and we have provided supply teachers and support staff at all levels of their careers. We’re a teaching agency with a difference – out of our profits, we pay a dividend to the council, supporting services in the local community and our unique position allows us to be competitive whilst retaining our desire to be an ethical agency.

We are a well-established supply teaching agency in the local area and regularly receive great feedback from our supply staff and school clients.  Don’t just take our word for it, check out our google reviews.

Why register with WorkwithSchools?

WorkwithSchools offer;

  • a competitive daily rate & holiday pay (holiday pay is accrued & additional to earned wages)
  • access to a pension scheme
  • flexible work that suits you – the right schools, year groups and locations
  • expertise & support – the team have over 70 years’ combined recruitment & teaching experience
  • help for newly qualified teachers to build their experience and skills across different schools
  • FREE bespoke CPD
  • an ethical in-house payroll and choose not to use umbrella organisations

How to contact us

For more information and to register, please call our team on 01904 554195 or visit our website at

Opportunities for Teachers in Part-Time Contracts – Supported Recruitment

Are you a primary teacher in a part time contract and looking to top up your teaching days as and when it suits you? Many of our teachers choose to add to their contracted hours with supply days to fit around their family’s commitments. It’s also a great way to experience working in different school settings.

SupportED recruitment is a family run teacher recruitment agency based in York. We created SupportED after teaching in York for over 15 years. Our aim is to create an agency that understands the demands of working in schools. We know our schools and teachers well and strive to match you to appropriate cover opportunities and prepare you with all of the information you need for a successful supply day.

We have regular day to day supply opportunities in primary schools in York and the surrounding areas. We also have longer term opportunities.

Why choose Supported Recruitment?

  • The flexibility to work when you want to (just let us know your availability each week).
  • We are a Supply agency run by teachers for teachers.
  • We offer access to in-house coaching and support
  • We offer access to shared resources.
  • We offer the opportunity to be part of a network of like minded professionals.
  • We offer competitive weekly pay.
  • We organise your pay (no umbrella companies).

Our Requirements of you:

  • You will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable).
  • You must have legal rights to work in the UK.
  • You will need to provide appropriate safeguarding checks and certificates.

For more information contact Richard at or call for a chat on 01904 792153

Playworker – Dringhouses Out of School Club

We currently have the opportunity for a Part Time (25 hours p/week) Playworker to join our team on a permanent basis to work in our busy Out of School club.

The successful candidate will be required to work 7.30am – 9am and 3pm to 6pm Monday to Friday. Additional hours may be offered during school holidays.

Successful candidates must have experience of or be able to demonstrate:

• A good understanding of the EYFS
• Involvement in the planning out of school club activities
• Lead and or support safe creative and appropriate play opportunities for a range of different age groups
• Willingness to undertake training opportunities
• Care for the everyday needs of children and help to ensure a safe and secure setting

• We are looking for a committed, self-motivated person who enjoys providing high quality childcare to children.
• You must be a highly motivated and enthusiastic person who can work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
• A Level 3 Qualification in Playwork/childcare is desirable or a willingness to work towards a recognised qualification.

The Salary will be discussed at interview.

To request an application pack, contact the manager Zoe Groves by emailing

The deadline for receiving completed applications is Monday 31 May 2021.

Manager – The PlayDen

We currently have the opportunity for an enthusiastic, positive, and well organised Manager to join the team on a permanent basis to support and deliver quality childcare at The PlayDen Out of School Club. The role will involve maintaining organised records for the day to day running of the breakfast, after school and holiday club. The manager will take a lead role in the development of high-quality learning, maintaining a safe and secure environment. The position is 37.5 hours per week all year round.

The successful applicant will be required to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of planning and facilitating an outstanding play environment based upon Playwork Principles for children aged from 3 to 12 years alongside sound knowledge of the Learning & Development and Safeguarding & Welfare requirements of EYFS.
• Take a leading role in the development of high-quality learning, maintaining a safe and secure environment
• Be committed to providing excellent care for children.
• Be a highly motivated, enthusiastic and organised person who can work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
• Work well in a leadership capacity, leading the staff team – building positive relationships with children, parents/carers and colleagues.
• To maintain a professional and positive partnership with Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School and work in a positive manner with all school staff.


The successful candidate will have the following:
• At least 2 year’s managerial experience
• A minimum of Level 3 Qualification in childcare / education / learning in the early years.
• Must have knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage

The Salary will be subject to experience and can be discussed at interview

If you are looking to join a unique, forward thinking setting with plenty of scope for personal development, then please email Tom Garnett to request an application pack.

The deadline for receiving completed applications is 1st June 2021.

Head of Gymnastics – Flying Ducks Trampoline & Gymnastics Club

What you will be doing?

Working with our current gymnastics coaches to provide great gymnastics lessons across York and Wetherby.
In charge of running and planning our gymnastics lessons across 3 sites.
Working with the Head of Trampolining to grow the club.
Ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of the children at the club (with appropriate support)

What you’ll get from us

Experience working in a small club where your contribution is truly valued.
Support to complete British Gymnastics qualifications
Experience working with children of all ages and abilities
To work as part of a fun and enthusiastic team
Plenty of opportunities for progression

What we want from you

You will have your British Gymnastics Level 2 Gymnastics qualification
Ability to demonstrate patience and persistence when coaching
To be happy working on your own with support from the club coaches
Confidence in leading a small team
A real team player wanting to be involved in the overall running of the club
An interest in running the club’s social media would be advantageous
You must be 18 years old or over

Other Details
All applications will be subject to satisfactory right to work, criminal record and reference checks (over 18s only)

To apply please email your CV and Cover Letter to

Closing Date: We are committed to getting the right candidate and therefore have no closing date, however, we will review CVs as they come in and only have 1 position available.

Volunteer in a place like no other – Castle Howard

castle howard large logoCould you help us to preserve this extraordinary family home as a national treasure for future generations? We are looking for volunteer Room Stewards to share the stories of Castle Howard’s rich history and bring to life our amazing collections, to help our visitors enjoy their time in this special place.

As a Castle Howard volunteer, you’ll be part of our friendly and supportive team, volunteering alongside our passionate and knowledgeable employees. You’ll have a chance to get to know our historic buildings and stunning landscapes from behind the scenes, learn new skills and meet new people.

You don’t need any particular skills or experience to get involved and we have opportunities available throughout the week from May. Whether you’re looking for valuable work experience, new connections or just the chance to do something a bit different, we want to hear from you.

To find out more and apply for roles, visit Volunteer With Us – A place like no other ( or email

Early Years Level 3 Practitioners – Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery

little green rascals logoJob Description: Early Years Practitioner
Reporting into: Room Leader
Locations: Bishopthorpe; Elvington; Flaxton; Haxby; Poppleton; Tadcaster Road; 7 Minster Yard
Hours of work: 38 hours over 4 days

Job Purpose
• Under the direction of senior room staff, safeguard children, ensuring excellent education and childcare.
• Under the direction of senior room staff, maintain a safe, secure and caring environment.
• Under the direction of senior room staff, deliver high quality learning and teaching.
• Take an active role within the room staff team, acting as a positive role model for less qualified staff, students, agency staff and volunteers.
• Although not directly responsible for other employees, supervisory responsibility may be given for assigned students.
• Go the extra mile in delivering the Little Green Rascals vision.

• To provide a friendly, caring and stimulating environment in order to encourage and develop children in our care.
• To work within and support the Room Staff Team, acting in a pro-active and professional manner.
• To meet the physical needs of all children, encouraging good standards of personal hygiene, whilst promoting independence.
• To organise the environment inside and outside to ensure that resources and equipment meet the needs of the individual children in the group, encouraging effective learning and independence.
• To encourage children to interact and work co-operatively with each other.
• To adhere to all daily routines and keep records up-to-date as directed by senior room staff..
• To plan and implement activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework.
• To act as a key-person, establishing a positive and sensitive relationship with assigned key children, taking a pro-active stance in ensuring that their needs are met at all times.
• To work in close partnership with parents/carers to develop independence, confidence and self-esteem, building the children’s resilience and well-being.
• To support the senior room staff in working closely with multi-agency professionals as needed to support individual children.
• To communicate with parents and external contacts in a professional, concise and polite manner.
• To support the senior room staff as needed to provide a smooth transition for children when moving rooms, onto school or another setting.
• To ensure you understand and action your specific duties regarding Health & Safety and Fire Procedures.
• To attend Room Planning meetings as required and take active part.
• To prepare for Parents Evening as required to be able to discuss key children’s achievements with their parents/carers in a professional capacity.
• To attend and take an active part in Whole Nursery Staff Meetings & Nursery Events.
• To keep informed of current Early Years Issues.
• To be proactive in the continuation of your own learning to improve the outcomes for children and their families.
• To carry out any adhoc projects or duties as requested by the Management Team.
• To take reasonable care of yourself and others ensuring compliance with our Health & Safety Policy.
• To comply with the Nursery Policies and Procedures.

To adhere to the Nursery Staff Uniform Dress Code.

This Job Description identifies the principal duties of the post. It does not detail every task. According to the development and the needs of the Nursery, this Job Description will be reviewed and updated periodically in consultation with the post holder.

If you are looking to join a unique, forward thinking company with plenty of scope for personal development and progression, then please apply to Hannah, our Recruitment Coordinator for an application form and full job description at

NSPCC – Volunteering

Can you spare a few minutes a week to support the NSPCC?

The NSPCC is appealing to anyone who can spare a little time each week to help spread the word about the wonderful work our staff and volunteers are doing across the region.

You can find more about individual volunteering positions on their website:

But if you’ve only got a few minutes each week spare, and you love using social media, you can become one of our social media champions – just by sharing our news, posts, appeals and events, you can help us reach new communities and individuals, and make 2021 a better year for children.

Please email or for more information.

Tutors – Tutor Doctor York

Tutor Doctor York is a family-run business based in the city of York that provides one-to-one tutoring to students of all ages and in all subjects. We are currently hiring tutors and have high demand for tutors in Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. We also welcome applications from tutors in other subjects such as Economics, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Geography, Psychology, Computer Science and SEND.

We would love to hear from teachers, undergraduates, graduates and post-graduates who enjoy the rewards that come with helping students to achieve their academic goals.

Tutor Doctor York is part of Tutor Doctor worldwide which has offices in 16 countries, employs over 15,000 tutors and to date has helped over 500,000 students achieve academic success.

As one of our tutors, you will be part of a large and successful organisation where you can choose the hours you work and which offers competitive rates of pay.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV to and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Volunteer Opportunities at Murton Park

Do you have a few spare hours where you would like to help out at our Museum?

Can you smile all day on Front of House and inform our visitors of the attractions around the site!

Have you an interest in pond management, could you develop our Nature Trail and look after it?

Could you add to our Children’s Trail to create interest for our younger visitors?

Are you Handy with a Hammer, Careful with a Chainsaw, Brisk with a Brush,

Steady with a Strimmer or Linier with a Lawnmower, if so Murton Park is the Place for You!!

Do you have a specific interest in history and would like to find out more about our Living History Programme?

Would you like to help with the Care and Conservation of the Museum Collection?

We would be more than happy to show you around the museum and grounds and see if you would be willing to help us create a First Class Visitor Attraction!! Please email or Tel: 01904 489966

Take a look at our website

Be a Mumbler Guest Reviewer

There is so much going on in York for families – I can’t review it all alone! Plus I believe that it’s important to get a wide range of views over what is good to do in York for families – we all have different opinions after all and we’re looking for different things.

I am often asked to review classes, days out and theatre productions among other things so I’d love to get together a team of volunteer guest reviewers who can go along and try out things, then let the Mumblers know what they thought.

This normally means attending the event, show, class or attraction, taking photos, enjoying whatever it is and then writing a short review afterwards for the website which is then shared on social media. Reviews must be completed within 24 hours of enjoying the activity.

If you think this is something that you may like to get involved in, please do contact me HERE telling me how old your children are, where you live, any specific interests and what like about Mumbler. I’d also like you to write a short review (approx 500 words) for something you’ve done with the kids recently so I can see the style of your writing and what you cover. Do send any questions you may have at any point.

It is quite a good way to get back into work, keep your hand in during maternity leave or just experience some really cool things that you may not normally do with your kids.

York Neighbours – Volunteer Positions

Could you help an older person living near you? Volunteer with York Neighbours to help people over 65 in York to remain independent and to reduce loneliness and social isolation.

We need volunteers to help in the following ways:

  • Help with practical one off tasks in the home such as changing a light bulb, shopping or hanging curtains.
  • Making phone calls to people.
  • Helping with our outings.

All volunteers need to complete a DBS check and attend a safeguarding training session. After this we ask for no minimum time commitment.

Visit our website, email: or call us on 01904 891627

Join the York Mumbler Team!

York Mumbler is the go-to place for families in York. The website is visited over 25,000 times per month and our facebook group has almost 19,000 members.

We get a huge number of enquiries every week from local people and businesses who want to work with York Mumbler and we want to make sure we are giving everyone a high quality level of service.

I’m looking for people who are passionate about Mumbler and want to join the team!

We are recruiting for various volunteers to help admin the facebook group and also various volunteer roles to keep everything up to date on the website.


90% of what we do on Mumbler is free of charge and I want to keep it that way. It’s free for people to use both the website and the Facebook group and most businesses can have a free listing somewhere on the website as long as there is a relevant area. This takes a lot of time and upkeep so I’m looking for volunteers to help with the running of the facebook group and the website.

The details of the volunteer roles can be altered based on the applicants own personal passion areas and experience. Anything can be taught but I want to hear from people who love mumbler and want to make life easier for parents in York.

Working and volunteering for Mumbler would suit someone wanting to combine work with bringing up children in York and with a passion for making family life easier.

To apply to be part of the York Mumbler Family just e-mail with your CV attached and answer the following questions:

  1. Describe York Mumbler – what it means to you and the parents of York.
  2. Why do you want to work or volunteer for York Mumbler?
  3. How would your boss (past or present) describe you in no more than 10 words?
  4. How would your friends or family describe you in no more than 10 words?

Thanks and I’m looking forward to hearing from you!


Martin House Children’s Hospice- Volunteers

Every year, Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People cares for over 400 families – but we also need your support!

Martin House, which supports children and young people with life-limiting conditions, is looking for volunteers to help our fundraising across York.

The money you help to raise will make a real difference to the lives of the families we support. For example, raising £500 could pay for a parents’ support group, which gives mums and dads a place to relax, try new activities and share experiences with others in a similar situation.

Martin House provides respite stays at our hospice in Boston Spa, as well as providing care in hospital and in their own homes. Our care also includes emergency stays and end of life care, as well as bereavement support for the whole family.

It costs £22,000 a day to run Martin House, and most of that has to be raised by voluntary donations and fundraising, so the support of our communities is vital.

You may be able to host a collection tin at your place of work or have a silly dressing up day. There are also lots of other events in York including coffee mornings and bake sales and you are more than welcome to be involved if you can spare the time.

We also have a shop in Acomb where you can donate your unwanted items, or volunteer your time. If you have the time, we have an opportunity for you!

To find out more, email or phone 07827 959684.