Jobs For Parents in 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.

VA Cleaning – recruiting for Cleaners

VA Cleaning are now recruiting!

We are looking for cleaners in York to join our team of professional and reliable cleaners.
The role will involve cleaning domestic properties, commercial properties and also one off cleans.

Cleaners will work in teams of two and will require a clean UK driving license.
We offer £7.60 per hour and £0.45 per mile.

We require someone who can join the team immediately based on an initial trial day alongside one of our other team members.

If you are interested in joining our team please call 01904 236 199 or email

Time to Shine Internship

We have a fantastic potential opportunity for a 12 month, fully funded Time to Shine Internship at Two Ridings Community Foundation.

This role, starting in January 2018, will work with the grants and development teams here at TRCF to ensure we provide the best possible service and support to grant applicants and donors. The intern would be trained to ensure all relevant information is held on our Salesforce database.

This experience will give the intern a great grounding in both grant making as well as experience of how to effectively engage donors. Both skills are directly transferable to many careers in the Voluntary & Community Sector.

The intern will also learn how to analyse our grant making database to provide reports on the impact of our grants and to assist with the production of our Vital Signs reports.

As we are a small team we would also expect the intern to get involved in helping with events, keeping our website up to date and day to day office activity such as making payments.

The role is 35 hours a week and is paid £8.75 per hour, with 25 days holiday.

You can access the Job Description and Person Specification via our website in the ABOUT section under ‘Work With Us’

To apply please send a CV and a covering letter outlining why you want the role and how you meet the essential elements in the person specification to by 9am on Monday 4th December 2017.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6th December.



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

York Mumbler Volunteers – various roles

York Mumbler is growing at such a rate that I now need your help!

We have big plans for 2018 including bringing a lot of the healthcare & youth services information to York Mumbler but this is a huge piece of work. It’s essential that we keep everything on the website bang up to date, as well as creating new areas and reporting on the best of York events and activities for families – so we can help as many parents in York as possible.

We are therefore looking for a number of volunteers who love York Mumbler and want to be a part of helping it fulfil it’s potential.

We have opportunities for a range of skills and a variety of time commitments from one-off jobs to a more regular (5-10 hours per week) commitments. These will all start from January 2018.

Currently we have the following volunteer roles (these could be individual roles or a combination of a few)

  • Researcher – we are creating new areas of the website and need to ensure that we have captured all the information available – this will be mainly computer based research but will also involve calling relevant people / organisations and making lists of the information ready to be included in the website. (expenses will be covered)
  • Facebook Admins – directing people to the relevant areas of the website for their question / enquiry
  • Competition Co-ordinator – to organise, plan out and execute the York Mumbler competitions for 2018.
  • Guest Blog Writers – this includes reviewing local attractions, restaurants or shops etc for Mumbler as well as other useful and interesting blogs for the parents of York.
  • Marketing – to plan and execute a plan which will publicise the York Mumbler website to all parents in York in 2018.
  • Customer Service / Sales – to respond to promotion related enquiries and give a tailored response to maximise return on investment for our advertisers.
  • Jobs for Parents – to publicise the incoming Jobs on the website & FB page as well as seek new opportunities to get part time / flexible / parent friendly roles on York Mumbler Jobs page.

All roles will be entirely flexible – working from home around the needs of your family.

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

  1. Why do you want to volunteer for York Mumbler?
  2. Which of the role(s) are you interested in?
  3. How would your boss (past or present) describe you in no more than 10 words?
  4. How many hours per week would you ideally like to volunteer for?

Closing date for applications is 24th December, I’ll be contacting all applicants in the new year.

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


Parents of secondary school aged children wanted for group discussions about the school run, £20 incentive!

Qa Research, an independent social research company based in York is currently undertaking some research for Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.

Living Streets wants to find out more about how children travel to school; what barriers may stand in the way of walking to school or using active travel (e.g. bikes; scooters) rather than by car. They also want to know more about what safety concerns parents have about the walk to school.

Qa will be running a focus group discussion with parents at a central York location in December. The group will last an hour and invited participants will be given £20 as a thank you for their time.

The group will be:
• Thursday 14th December, 6-7pm: for parents with secondary-school aged children aged 11-14

Places are limited but if you would like to express your interest in attending please email Hannah Reeve on or call on 01904 632039.

If anyone also wants to complete a short survey about the school run for Living Streets this survey is live until the end of November, there is a prize draw:

Thank you

Pregnant women needed for University of York research survey

Are you pregnant? Do you have 30 minutes to spare?

We are looking for pregnant women to volunteer to complete an online survey looking at how women feel about their changing bodies during pregnancy. The survey is anonymous and should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

The research is being conducted by Drs Kirk and Preston from the Psychology Department at the University of York.

To complete the survey please click the following link:

Any questions please contact:

Dr Catherine Preston,
Dr Elizabeth Kirk,

Step-parent research survey

We are students at the University of York looking to recruit participants for our final year research project. We are recruiting parents who have both a biological child AND a step-child who live in the UK to investigate parent-child relationships. If this applies to you, we would love to hear from you!

The online questionnaire is completely anonymous and should only take 10-15 minutes! The questionnaire consists of simple questions about your children and the opportunity to talk freely about them.

If you are interested in participating, please follow the link below:

If you have any questions about the research, please email our supervisor, Professor Elizabeth Meins on

Baby+World – Paid Research Opportunity

Hi, I am Yujin Lee, a PhD student at the Department of Psychology, at the University of York. My research is about cultural differences in the relationship between mothers and infants in the UK and Korea.

I am currently recruiting participants and am looking for UK mothers with infants aged 4 to 8 months. If you take part, you will be asked to visit our baby suite at the University of York for a 40-minute assessment with your baby. You will be paid £10 to thank you for your time. If you are interested in taking part in the experiment or have any questions, please contact me with contact information below. Thank you.

Email :
Office telephone number: 01904 322867
Phone: 07479 401547

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)

We have a number of volunteering opportunities available in our York Branch. Our branch covers a large area including Scarborough and Malton and we are looking for volunteers to continue to support our existing coffee mornings and bumps and babies groups and to start new ones if they don’t have groups running locally and would like to have them in future.

If you can spare a few extra hours a month and would enjoy volunteering in a small team of friendly and supportive volunteers then we’d love to hear from you.

We also have a number of additional volunteering positions available including;

Web Co-Ordinator:
Are you computer literate, creative, a clear and sensitive communicator? Able to create and maintain an accurate online directory of services and support for parents in the York area?  Skills in using photo-editing software would be advantageous for this role.

Membership Co-Ordinator:
Could you provide new and renewing members with a warm welcome to York NCT? Send welcome information, help the branch team structure local support to meet the needs of all parents and keep the branch team informed about membership?

Branch Secretary:
Could you support York Branch by planning, organising and minuting branch meetings? Could you help recruit, retain and register volunteers?

Nearly New Sale Co-Ordinator:
Are you looking for opportunities to develop/utilize your excellent project management and customer service skills? Ready to build and lead a team of volunteers to re-launch NCT’s famous Nearly New Sale in the York area? Are you passionate about fundraising and continuous improvement?

Nearly New Sale Committee Members:
Would you enjoy working with others to put together and deliver a great sale experience to our sellers, customers and local partners?

Baby First Aid Coordinator:
Are you passionate about Fundraising and able to spare a few extra hours month to help York NCT? We are looking for someone to organise First Aid courses in partnership with a local training provider to contribute to our income and enable us to keep supporting local parents.

If you are interested in volunteering and want to know more about the branch, please contact us and a volunteer will happily meet with you to answer your questions and tell you about the branch. We welcome potential volunteers to attend branch meetings and would be delighted to hear from anyone who can help. You don’t have to commit to a role, if you have a short period of availability and can help with a small project like updating posters or leaflets we would appreciate your support.

Please email or if you have any questions.

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:

Little Green Rascals – Various Roles

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.