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.

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, contact Becky Nicholson, Regional Fundraiser, at or phone 07827 959684.

The Bloomsbury – Housekeeper Required

We are looking for an experienced Housekeeper, with an eye for detail to work with us at our luxury Guest House in Clifton. Start time can be arranged between 9-10am and whilst we’re very flexible around parenting responsibilities week-end work would be required.

We offer an excellent rate of £10/hour to the right person, holiday pay, and a lovely, comfortable working environment. Immediate start preferred, but not essential.

Please apply via email to and your application will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Heslington Pre-School – Pre-School Supervisor (Maternity Cover)

Heslington Pre-School has been running for over 50 years and is a charity run,
committee led pre-school linked to Lord Deramore’s Primary School in Heslington,

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to join an experienced team
as a Pre-School Supervisor. The post-holder will be required to support the running
of Pre-School sessions and assist with the Early Starters Group for children aged 2
½ – 3 years of age.

We are looking for someone who has: –
● At least one years’ experience of working with children aged 0-5 years of age
and a level 2 qualification in Childcare.
● Understanding of the current Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
● Experience of delivering a high-quality learning environment through good
interaction and planned activities based on observations.
● Experience of setting up a wide range of activities for all areas of learning to
support the developmental needs of pre-school children.
● Good understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection, Health and Safety,
Risk Assessment, Food Safety and Confidentiality.
● Flexibility to provide cover on a sessional basis in the absence of Pre-School
● Provide cover for the baby and toddler group for children aged 0 – 4 years of
age in event of sickness or absence.
● Good level of English in both verbal and written communication.

This position is initially on a 15 hour contract covering Monday, Tuesday and Friday
during school term time for a 12 month maternity cover contract
. The level of pay for
this post is £7.83 – £8.50 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience),
subject to review.
An enhanced DBS and satisfactory references would be obtained prior to
commencement of employment.

For questions, and to request an application form and job description, please email
Ruth Ralph at The closing date for applications is
Friday 8th of March 2019.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a morning session on either 21st or
22nd of March, prior to interviews on 26th or 28th March 2019.

Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers – External Relations Assistant

Part Time (18 hours/week flexible schedule)
Central York

Join a growing organisation, at the heart of the live entertainment industry in the UK, working to establish and maintain high standards in consumer service and protection.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with strong organisational and excellent communications skills to take on this part-time position. As a key member of a small, national, organisation you will support our growing dispute resolution service.

STAR is the self-regulatory body for the entertainment ticket industry in the UK; setting standards for industry best practice through its Code of Practice, liaising with other industry bodies and government agencies and providing a dispute resolution service for its members and the ticket-buying public.

Further details and online application form at:
Applications by 9am 4 March 2019
Interviews w/c 4 March or 11 March by arrangement

Castle Howard – Visitor Assistant


Girlguiding North East England – Administrator Roles

Girlguiding North East England – two Administration roles required. One full time – 35 hours and one part time – 17.5 hours fixed term contract for 18 months with the possibility of extension.

Girlguiding North East England is part of Girlguiding, which is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK with more than half of the female population involved in guiding at some point in their lives. We give our members a safe space in which to be themselves, have fun, build friendships, gain life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and the communities around them.
Girlguiding operates with a mix of paid workers and volunteers. We are unique in that we are a volunteer led organisation, with a team of senior volunteers working together to set strategy, and a small paid team supporting them in its delivery. We believe in being fair, open and inclusive in both employment and membership.

The region office team is currently made up of three full-time and four part-time members of staff. They work from a purpose-built facility at Monks Cross, on the outskirts of York. There are parking facilities on site for staff members, and bus stops and shops are a short walk away.

We are looking for someone with strong administration skills and an enthusiastic and positive outlook to join this small team. In this role you would be the first point of contact for many people communicating with the region office, and so you will need to be well presented, articulate and approachable, and able to positively represent Girlguiding North East England.
You will have responsibility for a number of daily tasks and processes, and so you will be proficient at working to set procedures and deadlines. You will also assist your fellow team members with tasks and projects, so will be willing and able to deal flexibly with ad hoc requests. You will be able to build good relationships quickly with a wide range of people.

For a full job description and application pack please see our website:
The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 February at midnight (please note, any applications received after this time cannot be accepted).

Please complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and return them by email to

Starchild Nurseries – Manager

We are looking for a forward thinking manager for our new setting in the heart of North Yorkshire.

Providing 50 places, this new setting is in the heart of Malton and will provide vibrant, caring and fun-filled childcare in a totally unique premises.

The ideal candidate will have over 5 years experience in an early years setting and will be currently be working with some managerial responsibility. You must be dedicated to following the company vision and will report directly to the Operations Manager and the Directors.

An outstanding knowledge of the EYFS and Safeguarding principles is essential and the ability to manage and be a part of a team is a must. You must be able to plan and guide children’s growth and learning, working with colleagues, parents and other stakeholders to guide and inspire the nursery.

You will deliver the company vision to provide the best childcare it can and will follow company policies and procedure to ensure adherence to best-practice.

We are actively trying to raise the quality of childcare in the areas we operate in and are offering a competitive package to the right candidate. Additional benefits include;
Guaranteed day-off for your birthday
Outstanding training and CPD opportunities
Bacon sandwiches on a Friday
Guaranteed holiday at Christmas
Company pension scheme
Career progression opportunities

Email or call 01904 733833 for more information

York BabyLab – Research Participants

Tel: 01904 323 619
Facebook: York BabyLab

Little Bugs Nursery – Nursery Practitioner Level 3

Little Bugs Nursery is expanding very quickly and we require some outstanding nursery team members to join our amazing company. If you are genuinely passionate about child care, would love to work somewhere with a difference and be a valuable asset to us, we would love to hear about you. Little Bugs is rated No.1 nursery in York by parents on and is a finalist in the UK BALLPA Healthy Future Nursery Award, and we will know if we win in November!

We have a Nursery which is unique in many ways, we follow the Reggio ethos, include Forest School elements and we are situated in the biggest and best play facility in York. The children have a fantastic time, playing in our huge indoor and outdoor play park, feeding the animals, and exploring our Forest School area complete with pond!

The post will suit someone who wants to progress and develop their knowledge, who wants to discover the value of the Reggio Nursery and Forest School, and who has ideas and skills to bring to the talented group we already have.

The main thing we are told by our team, is how happy they are, many have worked in settings that they feel are not centred around the children, we are, and the ethos is very much on a Little Bugs Family, where everyone cares.

We pay well, and allow for personal development, the Nursery is growing and we are looking for site number two, we refuse to be stagnant.

If you have what we need, level 3, experience and all of the above, please do get in contact.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £15,800.00 to £16,700.00 /year


Monkbar Pharmacy – Dispensers

We have positions available for full and part time dispensers. As we are an independent pharmacy we are a small and friendly team with great opportunities for training and development. Paul and Neil are the pharmacy directors and, along with Emily, are the resident pharmacists. Paul and Neil both have a passion for excellent customer service and this will be an essential quality for the successful applicants to possess.

Although experience is desirable, it is not essential so, if you’re enthusiastic, are passionate about giving and receiving great customer service and would like a pharmacy role working for a successful small local business, then please email your CV to: or drop your CV into the pharmacy on Goodramgate for the attention of Vic.

There are a range of hours available. We are open from 7.30am-10.30pm Monday to Saturday and 8.30am-6.30pm on Sundays. We are recruiting to full time weekday positions and evening and/or weekend part time positions.

If you have any questions please do call the pharmacy on 01904 626181 and leave your name, number and a good time to call you and Vic will call you back.

UKHammocks – Machinist Required

UKHammocks is looking for a new machinist.
Extremely flexible hours to work around school/childcare commitments, although you will be fully trained in house on our sewing machines some previous sewing skill would be very handy to help you progress quickly with the products.
Small and friendly workshop environment based between Haxby and Strensall.

We make a vast number of products so no 2 days will be the same, ideally looking for 15 hours a week this can be worked into 2-5 days a week from 0900-1520 Monday- Friday although if you wish you can make up over the evenings/weekends.

We have found that over school holidays that your able to work evenings if needed if childcare is an issue.

Basically we are a family business and also have children in school so flexibility is the key!

Email or call/text Mat on – / 07495010271 for details

Closing date 31st January 2019
Role starting 18th January

Join the York Mumbler Team!

York Mumbler is the go-to place for families in York. The website is visited over 20,000 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 someone who is passionate about Mumbler and wants to join the team!

The ideal candidate will be someone with high levels of confidence and great communications skills, as well as being really organised. You need to be good with detail and take pride in doing a job well.  You’ll be required to give really high quality responses to advertising enquiries & have the ability to think about other people’s needs for their organisation.

The details of the role (hours, pay, location etc) are to be confirmed as it will be dependant on the skills and lifestyle requirements of the successful applicant (The hours can work around your own childcare needs… school hours, flexible etc) but it will be broadly 15 hours per week and likely to be around the living wage pay.

Working 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 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!


Little Green Rascals – Various Opportunities

Little Green Rascals are recruiting!
We are currently looking for a full time Experienced Managers, Early Years Teachers, Room Leaders, Deputy Room Leader and Nursery Practitioner to join our Outstanding team!
The roles are based on 38 hours over 4 days, with a set day off during the week. The successful candidates will have a minimum level 3 qualification and must have experience within an early year’s environment. We would also welcome unqualified staff and graduates and offer extensive training on the job!

We offer a range of employee benefits which include:
* 50% off childcare costs
* Additional annual leave for length of service
* Annual leave purchase scheme
* Birthdays off
* Organic vegetable boxes
* Holistic treatments each year
* Fantastic ongoing opportunities for further training, professional development including Early Years Teacher Training along with great career opportunities within the company.

You can find out more information about all of our vacancies on our website:

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

Didirugby – Lead & Assistant Coaches

We are looking for Lead and Assistant Coaches to work within the much loved didi rugby brand during our launch phase in North Yorkshire and East Riding. We are making a name for ourselves for improving activity levels and skills of young people, whilst also developing self-confidence and self-esteem through the tool of rugby!

The coaching opportunity itself which will be challenging, enjoyable, meaningful and suit your own healthy lifestyle and schedule. In the delivery of our sessions, you will ensure that didi rugby kids get involved, and will play a key role in coaching and promoting respect, teamwork, discipline and most importantly enjoyment. You will also be helping to develop technical skills such as core skills, balance, coordination & agility.

Opportunities exist for Lead and Assistant Level Coaches, part time hours TBA e.g school hours, after school and weekends to suit. Full training, all equipment and support provided. This will look great on your CV as didi Rugby is endorsed by a number of top level athletes.

You will have a recognised coaching or leadership certificate or qualification related to sport or child development. However, we do hire people based on attitude and crucially you will show self-motivation, enthusiasm and a passion for developing children. Basic numeracy, literacy, IT and administration skills are also required for minimal but necessary paperwork.

Please contact Emma Cutress with you CV at or call 07730 596663 for more information or to apply.

Kyra Women’s Project Volunteer – Supporting women to make change

Do you have a few hours spare on a regular basis and are you passionate about helping women to improve their lives?
Volunteers at Kyra all have one thing in common – they care deeply about supporting women to grow and make positive change in their lives.
We have various volunteer roles available, including drop-in support, craft activities support, course facilitators, admin’, social media, events organisers and more. We offer a thorough induction for new volunteers, a buddy system and ongoing training opportunities, all helping to ensure our volunteers feel supported and valued. We also invite our whole volunteer team to our monthly shared supper and meeting.
Kyra supports women who may be emotionally vulnerable or who are looking for help to improve their well-being. Our members might be struggling with confidence or self-esteem following a period of difficulty, may be in recovery from addiction or from domestic abuse, managing mental health difficulties, including anxiety and depression, rebuilding their lives following loss or bereavement, or may simply want to feel less socially isolated… in fact, there is no typical woman who accesses Kyra’s services – every woman is unique.
Kyra offers a variety of courses, drop-ins, creative classes, counselling, alternative therapies, access to financial and legal advice – our range of services continues to grow year on year.
Due to the nature of the support Kyra gives, all volunteers need DBS clearance.
Volunteer applications are restricted to women due to the nature of the volunteer roles. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

If you are interested in joining our very friendly team and would like more information or an application form, please contact Gill at or phone 01904 63 23 32


We are currently seeking host families in the Harrogate/ York area to look after children attending boarding school in the UK whose parents are based overseas, either as expatriates or as foreign nationals.
Children whose parents live overseas are often unable to go home for leave-out weekends and half term holidays and when this is the case, College Guardians finds host families to look after them.

It is noticeable that as half term holidays are getting longer, more children are going home for this period, so often we only need host families for leave-out weekends.

Dates and lengths of stay depend very much on the school that the child attends and the distance that their home is from the UK.

Families chose to host students for a number of different reasons, e.g. it introduces another culture into the home, the parents themselves have been at boarding school and so understand the importance of having a “home from home”, or their own children are studying a foreign language and this is a good opportunity to practice!

Our hosts are paid a daily rate that covers full board, in addition other expenses such as travel and sundries may be claimed.

If you are interested and would like further information, please contact Jane Eldridge, Director of Guardianship Services, or Caroline Lloyd Guardianship Manager, or call us for an informal discussion on 01684 581600.

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

Marie Curie Volunteers

Marie Curie are looking for some new volunteers in the area to join the York West Fundraising Group! You may be good on a computer and well-organised, you might like counting and banking money, or you might just be really great at chatting to people. Whatever your skills, as long as you can work as part of a team and are passionate about raising money we’d love to hear from you! Volunteers are a fantastic asset to Marie Curie and without them we wouldn’t be able to continue providing care and support to people with a terminal illness, and their loved ones, in the local community.

For more info please contact Jennifer, the local Community Fundraiser on 01904 755260 or

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.

St Leonard’s Hospice

Volunteer Opportunity

We need volunteers at our Fulford Shop.

Can you spare a few hours a week to help us?

If you can help, please contact our Broadway Shop Manager on 01904 625 914 for more details.

Volunteer Youth Support Worker – Door 84 Youth Club

We are looking for a Volunteer Youth Support Worker to Volunteer in our OpenAccess Youth Sessions (8-17yrs). The main purpose of the role is to assist the Youth Workers in the development of a programme of activities and service for the Young People attending sessions. The role involves working directly with the Young People to encourage personal and social development and takes into account the needs and aspirations of the Young People.

What we are looking for:

Commitment (minimum of 60 hours / 1 session a week for 20 weeks)

Ability to work in a team and on own initiativeAbility to work in a fast paced environment

Willingness to learn and develop skills

Open Access Youth Session Hours: Monday- 5-8

Due to the nature of the role we ask that you are able to commit to a minimum of 60 hours volunteering, this is broken down into one session a week for 20weeks.

Positions will only be offered on completion and receipt of an Enhanced DBS that covers Child and Adult workforce.

For an application form please contact Ashley on:

Tel: 01904 623177

Alternatively you can download an application form via our website:

Nursery Nurse Practitioner – Full Time

Little Bugs Childcare within the Web Adventure Park is looking to recruit full time Nursery Nurse Practitioners.
We are looking for a fully qualified nursery nurse who has achieved Level 3 in childcare to work in our Reggio nursery on a full time basis. Little Bugs is a 90 place nursery which is based within The Web Adventure Park.
The main role of the position is to provide a high standard of care for the children in our setting. To implement daily routine for the children, plan activities to aid the children’s development and their individual needs. You will be required to assess the children’s development and build a positive partnership with the parents.
You will need to be flexible regarding working hours. The nursery is open Monday to Friday 52 weeks of the year, closing Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day only.
DBS checks will be taken up and references.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £7.20 /hour

Required education:

Required experience:
Nursery Nurse Practitioner: 2 years

Contact our nursery manager Jane on 01904 692221 or email to apply.