Jobs For Parents York

Jobs in York suitable for parents and carers.

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.

Events Co-ordinator – Murton Park

The role

To plan and deliver a wide range of on-site events
To oversee all events on the event calendar from initial enquiry to customer post review
To assist the Marketing Coordinator with the advertising of Murton Park and it’s events
Liaise with other departments to help execute all events successfully
To work closely with the Site Director and the Marketing Coordinator to increase the footfall of Murton Park

The person
Excellent communication and organisation skills
Ability to multi-task and problem solve
Capable of working individually and as part of a team
Good IT skills
Creative flare to generate new event ideas
Ability to work within a set budget

The package
Part-time / flexi hours, approx. 16 hours per week (some weekend work required) .
Rate of pay: £10.00 /hr
Free parking onsite
Discounted food in the café

To apply please email your CV to by Tuesday 5th July

Manager – Dringhouses Out of School Club

“In every job that must be done there is an element of fun” – Mary Poppins

We are looking for a manager who can bring fun, awe, and wonder, and make magic at our brilliant children’s breakfast, after school club and holiday club.

If you are looking to join a unique, forward thinking setting with plenty of scope for personal development this could be the setting for you.

We currently have the opportunity for an enthusiastic, positive, and well organised Manager to join the team to support and deliver quality childcare at Dringhouses Out of School Club. The role will involve maintaining organised records for the day to day running of the breakfast and out of school club. Taking a lead role in the development of high-quality play and learning, maintaining a safe and secure environment. You will be employed by the Trustees of Dringhouses Out of School Club.

The successful applicant will be required to:• Provide professional leadership, management, and motivation.• Demonstrate an understanding of planning and facilitating an outstanding play environment based upon Playwork Principles for children aged from 4 to 11 years alongside sound knowledge of the EYFS.• Maintain exceptional levels of play-led childcare.• Ensure staff feel supported and valued in their roles.• Achieve compliance with regulatory requirements.• Be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organised person who can work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.• Build upon strong parent/carer and school relationships.

Responsibilities and Duties:• To ensure all policies and procedures are followed by the staff team at all times.• To ensure staff are aware and follow all risk assessments.• Support and encourage the staff team to put their ideas forward.• Provide a fully inclusive, stimulating, safe and caring environment.• To carry out regular supervisions for all staff.• To support the staff team to positively promote and manage children’s behaviour.• To complete Staff Rotas.• To organise and attend monthly staff meetings.• To attend monthly meetings with the OOSC Support Service Manager.• To attend training sessions provided by the OOSC Support Service.• Take and maintain childcare bookings and registers.• To liaise with the school regarding family issues, safeguarding and incidents when appropriate.• To report any incidents or complaints to the Trustees• To liaise with the OOSC Finance Administrator with regards to invoices and accounts.• To liaise with other outside agencies.


• At least 2 year’s managerial experience is desirable.• Must have knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage and a minimum of Level 3 Qualification in childcare / education / learning in the early years. Support will be given for opportunities to gain qualifications in leadership and management.

Staff Benefits• 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays• 3 Closure days over the Christmas & New Year period additional to annual leave.• 10 days paid sick leave over a 12-month rolling period.• Additional leave for length of service – 1 additional day after years 2/3/4 respectively.• Free Childcare for staff who have children attending Dringhouses Primary School.• Yearly Flu Jab Voucher• Support with training and qualification opportunities.• Free onsite parking.

This post is available on a full time (37.5 hours per week) or job share (22.5 hours per week) basis. A job share will be dependent on two suitable applicants coming forward.

The Full Time Salary is currently £23,419.50 gross per annum and will be reviewed after the probationary period.

The part time job share salary is currently £14,052.70 gross per annum and will be reviewed after the probationary period.

For an application pack or an informal chat please contact Mark Griffin 07704069078 or email

Closing date 31st July 2022.

Playworker – Dringhouses Out of School Club

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We currently have the opportunity for a Part Time (25 hours p/week) Playworker to join our team on an initial 1 year fixed-term 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, but this post can be operated on a term time only basis.

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.

Staff Benefits
• 20 days per annum plus bank holidays prorated• 3 Closure days over the Christmas & New Year period additional to annual leave• 10 days paid sick leave over a 12-month rolling period• Additional leave for length of service – 1 additional day after years 2/3/4 respectively• Yearly Flu Jab Voucher• Opt in pension scheme• Free childcare for staff with children attending Dringhouses Primary School• Support with training and qualification opportunities


The current salary is based on the minimum wage and starts at £6.83 – £9.50 increasing to £9.80 depending on qualifications.

This post is initially being offered on a 1- year fixed term basis. Further contracts may be available depending on the numbers of children and staffing levels at the club.

To request an application pack, contact Mark Griffin 07704069078 or email

The deadline for receiving completed applications is 31 July 2022.

HR Manager – York Museums Trust

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary Range: £31,146 – £36,885 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week, worked over 5 days

Your new organisation

York Museums Trust is an independent charitable organisation created to manage York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum & Gardens, and York St Mary’s. Our vision is to work together with audiences and communities to inspire, to share and to care for cultural heritage.

Your new role

We are seeking a HR Manager to manage and develop the HR and Health and Safety team so that it contributes to the Trust’s vision, mission and strategic priorities. With guidance from Head of Strategy, Finance and Corporate Services, you will draft, implement and deliver effective Human Resources (HR) strategy to ensure that YMT Business Plan outcomes are met. You will also provide expert HR advice in both organisational change processes and all staff related activities.

You will be expected to ensure workforce and Board diversity targets are acted on and reported to Arts Council England, actively contribute to meeting the Trust’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion related objectives and outcomes, as well as work with managers and leaders to develop learning and CPD strategies that align with organisational needs and priorities

What you’ll need to succeed

You will need a CIPD Level 7 qualification (or equivalent knowledge), together with substantial experience within a generalist HR Manger level role. A proven ability to contribute to the evaluation and development of HR strategy and performance is also essential, along with a comprehensive understanding of current employment law and best HR practice, with experience of liaising with trade unions.

Having experience of delivering and championing organisational EDI initiatives would be an advantage and you will also need flexibility to embrace and support change in line with organisational needs and requirements.

What you’ll get in return

We offer a competitive salary, a defined benefit pension scheme, and a generous leave allowance. Our working hours are flexible with the bandwidth between 7 am and 7 pm, and we offer flexibility to balance time in the office with working from home.

As an organisation York Museums Trust is committed to encouraging and increasing diversity amongst our  workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Access the Job Description, Equal Opportunities Form and other information about YMT at on the About Us, Jobs Vacancies page.

Please send your CV, the completed Equal Opportunities forms and a covering letter (which should be no more than two sides of A4) stating why this role interests you and how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role, to

Applications can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK. If, after applying, you have not heard from us by two weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Dates to bear in mind…

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 4th July 2022.

Interviews will take place in York during the week commencing 11th July 2022.

Teaching Assistant L2 – Huntington School

Grade 4 £19,195 to £20,363 FTE (£13,307 to £14,488 pro rata)

30 hours per week, term time only

We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to support teaching and learning at Huntington School. This role involves providing support to students aged 11-18 in the classroom.

Experience of supporting students in an educational or youth setting in English/Literacy or Numeracy would be an advantage.You will need the ability to motivate and encourage students to develop and achieve in the school environment.You will need to be responsive to the individual needs of our students and promote the inclusion of all students in the school.You must have excellent communication skills, ICT capability and be able to work on their own initiative and also work well in a teamThis role requires a confident and resilient person who can deal with students effectively in situations that may require the use of diplomacy and tact; flexibility is also vital in order to meet the demands of a busy school.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are unable to accept CVs in place of application forms. Please see our Website for more information and to download an application form:

We are an equal opportunities employer. If you require any additional support to enable you to make an application please contact Paula Edwards, PA to Senior Leadership Team: by email to or phone 01904 752137.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 4 July 2022.

Maternity Voices Partnership Group Lead

Do you live or work in one of our five Maternity Voices Partnership areas? If so, Humber and North Yorkshire Local Maternity System (LMS) is looking to recruit an MVP Group Lead to provide visible leadership for our local MVP groups.

The role consists of two days a week for an initial period of 12 months, which can be worked flexibly around other commitments. This is a voluntary position which will receive an honorarium payment of £150 per day, (payment will be made monthly or quarterly as preferred).

Full job description: HNY MVP Group Lead

If you have any questions or would like to apply for the role, please contact the LMS Programme Lead Becky Case –

The application closing date: 30/06/2022.

SINGER, admin whiz, & hilarious personality wanted!

logoAre you a great singer who loves pop music & musical theatre?

Are you good with harmonies and singing in groups?

Do you have a big personality and could probably be a stand up comedian if you put your mind to it? 😉

Are you great with people?

Do you want some extra income?

Because we’re looking for people to join our team of choir directors – FULL TRAINING PROVIDED!

We’re a casual choir who don’t take ourselves too seriously and just love to have a good time each week whilst doing some amazing songs & performances 😉

If you’re interested then please get in touch now : D


We’re looking for someone to help run our York choirs, as well as help with our Pocklington & Harrogate sessions. The job is listed as York but you will be required to run a session in Pocklington once a week, and occasionally sessions in Harrogate or Leeds to cover other team members.

Choir sessions run in the evenings on weekdays, 7:30-9pm. Our York choirs run on Mon, Tues, Weds & Thurs night. Our Pocklington session is on Tuesday nights.

You must be able to drive and have access to a car because there is equipment that needs to be transported to & from the sessions each week.

For more information, please visit our job post on indeed here:

Or email Lucy on

Qualified & Trainee Bus Drivers – First Bus


£12 – £13 PER HOUR


*Trainee drivers increase to £13 an hour following 6-month probation.

*PCV licence holders increase to £13 an hour following a 3-week induction.

First Bus are one of the country’s largest bus operators. We’ve launched the driving careers of thousands across the UK! You will be joining a business at the forefront of bus technology from mobile apps to carbon-friendly buses, we’re leading the way.


We have full time, part time and term time vacancies available with shifts across 7 days a week. Our attractive overtime rates mean you could earn over £25,000 a year.

Full training will be provided which includes the acquisition of a bus driver licence. Don’t worry if you’ve never driven anything bigger than a car before. We provide top-class training in our modern buses.


Qualified drivers require a PCV licence and a CPC card valid for a minimum of 12 months.

Trainee drivers need to have held a full UK driving licence for at least 6 months with no more than 6 points.


· Free travel on our buses for you and your family

· First Xclusives discounts with over 3,000 offers

· £6 all-day train travel for you and your family

· Option to buy discounted First Group shares

Get in touch with our training school on 07977055243 or apply at

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Early Years Practitioner – Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nurseries

Our Business

Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nurseries are the first organic and eco-friendly nursery group in the North of England. Established in 2009, we are proud to be the largest nursery group in York, serving over 900 families and employing nearly 250 wonderful staff.

We are an award-winning business with accolades which recognise our commitment to providing outstanding childcare, healthy and organic home-cooked meals and staff who go beyond all expectation on a daily basis. We have private woodlands where we deliver Forest School (come rain or shine) by a team of qualified staff – our very own Bear Grylls! We actively encourage the curiosity approach in our nurseries and have 3 key words Understanding, empathy and respect – which define our care.

Our People

As employers we listen to, challenge and promote our family of staff. We invest in our employees health and well-being by providing holistic treatments, additional holidays for birthdays and length of service and actively encourage a healthy work/life balance with staff social events. The professional development of our people is key – we want our staff to feel invested in – we want to challenge them with training and a career path that helps them achieve their full potential – the only thing stopping you is you!

We have an array of skilled people ranging from childcare professionals, qualified catering staff and hands-on craftsman to maintain our properties. As the African proverb says “It takes a village to raise a child” and we truly believe that every member of the team plays an integral role.

The Role

As an Early Years Practitioner you will maintain a safe, secure and caring environment in which you can deliver high quality teaching and learning experiences. You will play an active role in your team and act as a role model for other staff, students, agency staff and volunteers. You will be expected to go that extra mile to help deliver the Green Rascals vision of Exceptional Childcare in Exceptional Surroundings.

Our Full Time Posts are 38 Hours Per Week over 4 days with a set day off in the week

Our Part Time Posts are dependent on the need and can be Full Days (8am – 6pm) or Half Days (8am – 1pm or 1pm – 6pm)

We have positions across all 7 nursery sites across the group, please specify your preference on application.

The Salary & Benefits

Up to £9.01 Per Hour (upto £17,803 Per Annum – Full Time)

  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Bike to work scheme
  • 3 holistic treatments per year
  • Long service days
  • Reduced childcare fees (up to 50%)
  • Staff room facilities
  • Free uniform

Qualifications & Skills

For Early Year Practitioners we require a minimum Level 3 Childcare qualification along with a positive, cheerful, helpful attitude and a willingness to learn and develop as we aim to promote internally in the first instance.

How to apply

For an application form and full job description, please email

Castle Howard Volunteers

Castle Howard volunteers

Find out more HERE


Phone 01653 648625

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.

Do you have a vacancy to advertise?

www.nikphoto.comHere at York Mumbler we always have a lot of parents and carers looking for a wide range of roles, including full-time, part-time, temporary and even research opportunities for them to get involved with.

If you have a vacancy and you’d like to find out more about how we can help you promote it, fill out this form

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

This is what volunteering for York NCT looks like. The York branch has a number of bumps and babies and coffee groups running regularly as well as a cloth nappy library. We also have a newsletter, a website (which really needs updating), regular Baby First Aid classes which are run in collaboration with the British Red Cross and we attend local events when we can to share information about support available through NCT.

Our volunteers meet when and where we can – often with toddlers and babies in tow to talk about what’s happening in branch and make decisions and plans for the coming months. Our very informal monthly meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month and we vary the times so that it happens on days and evenings to make it more accessible for different schedules. We have a number of volunteering opportunities available short term or long term from supporting the branch by lending your voice in meetings, taking on small administrative opportunities to picking up specific roles where you can spend a few hours a month helping the branch at times that suit you. We are a small team of friendly and supportive volunteers and would love to see some new faces so please get in touch via if you have any questions or want to express an interest in getting involved. We welcome people to attend meet ups or informal meetings with no obligation to take on specific responsibilities.