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.

Christmas Positions – Castle Howard

Castle Howard Christmas Positions Job PDF 2021

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Class Leader – Rhythm Time York, Selby and Surrounding Areas


Can you sing? Would you love a fun, rewarding, family-friendly job that makes a difference to the development of young children in your local area?

If so, this is a fantastic opportunity for a part-time class leader in our award-winning Rhythm Time music classes for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers in York and Surrounding Areas.

You will be teaching approximately 2-3mornings a week (plus possibility of some sessions at local nurseries) but some flexibility is required as this may increase in the future. Actual days and locations to be confirmed.

Full training will be given.
(You must be able to drive and have a car)

More information is here in this link.  Just click to find out more and to apply.

Any questions call/text Rachel on 07847717403. Email

Front of House Supervisor – Agility

Lessicas Limited is a Family Entertainment Company operating under the Agility brand and we offer a new concept in indoor adventure parks. Agility offers families a safe, fun environment to get fit and exercise together through Obstacle Courses and fitness classes 7 days a week.

Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Applications via email to:
Start Date: ASAP

Job Description: Agility is seeking a highly motivated, energetic candidate to supervise The Shack our 150 seat café within Agility Park in York. The Supervisor will be in charge of organising systems and processes to ensure exceptional customer experience but at the same time being able to motivate employees and provide on the job training to all front of house staff. You must have experience of cashing up, rotas, food hygiene and health and safety


• Cultivate and maintain a vibrant team culture that provides exceptional customer service in The Shack
• Play an active role in the training of front of house staff and help with induction programmes as needed. Training around barista training, cleaning, food hygiene, safety, EPOS and anything else identified for the role. You will be responsible for ensuring training records are kept up to date and an ongoing training programme is maintained for each employee.
• Promote a positive attitude at work to help maintain employee relations and a high morale
• Attend regular weekly meetings with the Directors, General Manager, Head Chef, Kitchen Manager and Head Coach to assist with ensuring high standards are maintained in all areas, assist with goal setting and deliver any customer feedback to allow improvements and achieve best practice
• Chairing weekly meetings with Front of House staff and reporting back to the Directors on a regular basis giving feedback on staffing levels, highlighting areas of staff training that are required and identifying employee recognition/incentive programs
• Responsible for the completion of maintenance checks: Daily, weekly and monthly maintenance checklists
• Responsible for timesheets for front of house staff members to ensure these are filled out correctly in a timely manner
• Be present on Front of House especially at busy times ensuring tables are cleared, food goes out when it is ready, and staff are being polite to customers. You are in charge to ensure customers are having a great time and experience at Agility! Please interact with customers to get feedback and check on quality of food and service when they are leaving. We learn from feedback, so this is essential.
• Stock rotation – ensure correct food labelling and display dates of cakes and perishables.

• Maintain a safe, clean and secure environment for all guests and staff – this includes both in the café area and washrooms ensuring checklists are developed, completed and maintained
• Complete safety and maintenance checks such as a weekly fire alarm check and inform staff of the correct protocol to follow in the case of a fire.
• Make sure The Park opens and closes on time – you will be a key holder to the business and are responsible for setting the alarm if you are locking up on an evening
• You must be familiar and able to cash up and do Z totals for the days takings, be able to keep accurate records and inform the Directors immediately if the tills do not add up for a particular session. You must be aware who was on the tills that day and you are accountable for any refunds given or any till discrepancies
• Be a Brand Ambassador for Agility and The Shack– to believe in the concept and constantly promote our ethos

• Excellent pace and energy and be highly self motivated
• Innate ability to inspire a team and communicate effectively
• Flexible – able to adapt to whatever changes they face on a day to day basis
• Appreciation of diversity (thought, ethnic, gender etc)
• Ability to project professionalism in every area
• Be IT proficient to be used to monitor staffing levels and communication between the teams
• Be able to work a variety of shifts including early evenings and weekends (our peak times)

• Ability to solve problems under pressure whilst maintaining a fun and friendly environment
• Experience of EPOS, busy hospitality environment and customer service essential to this role

General Manager – Agility

Lessicas Limited is a Family Entertainment Company operating under the Agility brand and we offer a new concept in indoor fitness parks. Agility offers families a safe, fun environment to get fit and exercise together through Obstacle Courses, climbing walls and fitness classes 7 days a week.

Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Applications via email to:

Job Description: Agility is seeking a highly motivated, energetic candidate to manage the new Adventure Park in York. The General Manager will have the ultimate responsibility in the Park, will uphold and maintain a safe environment for all, will motivate employees to achieve results and will be a Brand Leader upholding the 4 central pillars of Agility which are Safety, Customer Experience, Fun and Energy.


• Ensure we are open for business 363 days per year.
• Ensure we have the systems in place and all teams are trained to operate efficiently and with great customer service.
• Monitoring feedback to ensure we are meeting our customers’ expectations and delivering first class service everyday
• Ensuring we are legally compliant in all areas of our business.
• Delivering our service within budgets set.
• Provide overall leadership, supervision and direction on Agility’s operational standards
• Cultivate and maintain a vibrant team culture that provides exceptional customer service both in The Park and in The Shack restaurant
• Assist the HR & Compliance Manager in the development of a Staff Handbook outlining all the Policies and Procedures that employees must adhere to and deliver this as part of an induction programme to new staff members
• Play an active role in the recruitment of employees.
• Conduct on the job training programs for both new and existing employees
• Assure staffing levels and management coverage is appropriate to meet the needs of the business and maximise customer experience
• Assist in selecting and developing Department Supervisors and Certified Trainers for more responsibility
• Promote a positive attitude at work to help maintain employee relations and a high morale
• Delegate tasks to Supervisors whilst overseeing that targets/deadline are met to allow for greater responsibilities in certain roles yet still ensuring ultimate accountability for the task
• Schedule regular meetings with each team to ensure high standards are maintained in all areas, assist with goal setting and deliver any customer feedback to allow improvements and achieve best practice
• Chairing weekly meetings with staff and reporting back to the Directors on a regular basis giving feedback on staffing levels, highlighting areas of staff training that are required and identifying employee recognition/incentive programs
• Assist with the training programs for the Kickstart Scheme in line with the Training Providers by allowing shadowing and training opportunities wherever possible
• Deliver quarterly appraisal programs for employees to identify areas of excellence as well as areas for improvement
• Opening and closing the Park – once trained all employees may help or be in charge of opening/closing periods. All employees will ensure that the Park is ready for operation by checking cleanliness, equipment operation, cash levels and daily staff assignments.
• Responsible for the completion of maintenance checks: Daily, weekly and monthly maintenance checklists should be completed by a designated team member who is knowledgeable regarding each of The Park’s attractions. The General Manager will monitor this to ensure that all checks are completed in a thorough and timely manner.
• Each section of The Park should have 100% accountability at all times ensuring that guests are welcomed in a timely manner at the front desk and the Park environment is kept clean, presentable and fun!

• Excellent pace and energy and be highly motivated
• Innate ability to inspire a team and communicate effectively
• Flexible – able to adapt to whatever changes they face on a day to day basis
• Appreciation of diversity (thought, ethnic, gender etc)
• Ability to project professionalism in every area
• Be IT proficient and be willing to learn new systems which will be used to monitor staffing levels, payroll and communication between the teams
• Be able to work a variety of shifts including early evenings and weekends (peak time)

Customer Care Assistant

We’re recruiting a part-time Customer Care Assistant to join our friendly team in York!

Customer care is foremost in this role, we strive to ensure that our customers feel welcome and looked after during every step of their Puddle Ducks journey.

This is an amazing opportunity to be part of an exciting, friendly and dynamic organisation and still have time with your family!

Main responsibilities include:

– To take responsibility for incoming and outgoing customer communication managing it efficiently and effectively
– Go the “extra mile” to give new/potential customers a great experience and a positive first impression of the business
– Follow up on non-attendance to identify issues and demonstrate customer care.
– Managing our customer database

Key skills required:

– A personable and friendly telephone manner
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Organised & customer service focused
– A problem solver and a good listener
– Attention to detail
– Team player and passionate about what they do

Being a self-starter is essential as you will be responsible for working autonomously.

This role is initially for 10 hours per week over 3 days including Monday with potential to increase hours.

We offer flexible working which includes some home working so a suitable home office environment is essential.

Salary: £18,000 pro rata

For more details and to apply please email

Struggling to get work or feeling not ready to work?

Perhaps you have confidence or anxiety difficulties, lost your motivation or direction over lockdown, feel your skills are outdated or have money worries clouding your focus. These are just some of the many challenges that we know can make job seeking tricky.

North Yorkshire Sport are ready to help you overcome such obstacles, to feel your best and achieve your goals. You don’t need to be sporty to be supported by us either, we are inclusive to all.

Please get in touch so that our empathetic and down to earth mentors can provide you with personalised, one to one support, to help you move forward in life. We’ll chat face to face, or remotely, to understand your circumstances, identify your needs and can collaborate with trusted partners to bring you the practical and/or psychological assistance to help you prosper, all at no cost to you.

This opportunity is a project called Action Towards Inclusion, managed by Better Connect. It is fully funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund. Eligibility is regardless of any benefit status, but you must be: over 18 (or under 18 NEET), not currently in work and legally able to live and work in the UK.

If you are interested and live in North Yorkshire, York or East Riding please contact Hayley at or 07510 316338

More information also available online or

Host/Companion – CareRooms

Who we are looking for:
Are you somebody who has the desire to support people, possesses expert customer service skills and a cheerful, positive and welcoming personality? If so, you’ll be a perfect fit for our vacancies! We’ll provide all the training you’ll need, so if this is a new area of work for you, we’ll be on hand to guide you through it.

Requirements to become a Host / Companion include:
Having a spare room in your home, with access to a private bathroom/shower room
Willing to offer some of your time
Being emotional support to your Guests
Basic meal preparation (we provide nutritionally balanced frozen meals, you simply reheat them)
Listening and understanding
Kindness and empathy

We are an ambitious, community, and wellbeing-focused start-up company and we’re looking for someone who will fit well into our small team and can grow with us.

This job might be for you if:

Are you somebody who loves to chat over a cup of tea? Have people told you that you’re really generous with your time? If you’re somebody who loves to be involved in their community and who loves getting to know their neighbours, we’d love to hear from you. If the thought of changing someone’s day just by having a cup of tea and a chat appeals to you – imagine the impact you could have if you were able to welcome them in your home for a short stay and support them emotionally, while they recover after a stay in the hospital.
This role offers real flexibility, allowing you to work during school hours, a part-time job or your usual daily activities.

What you need to know about the job:
Home-based role, occasionally joining us at different community events or meeting and greeting Guests who have been discharged from the hospital. You will not be asked to offer care to your Guests, only a warm smile and your company, but if you are happy to provide care, we can offer you training. We provide 3 meals a day for your Guests, which you will have to reheat.
To comply with our confidentiality standards, we will require you to complete and pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
We will provide full support and training.
You will get paid for the room you’ll be renting to us, so you have to be the owner of the house. Hosts will be paid £50 a night, your total earnings will be dependent on your occupancy rate and Guest availability.

To apply for this role please email Hannah Wilcockson – or call 0333 121 2227

Christmas Temps – Murton Park

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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

Supply teaching opportunities for York Mums and Dads – SupportED Recruitment LTD

SupportED Recruitment are reaching out to York Mums and Dads to join our team of primary school supply teachers. We understand the pressures of trying to teach and look after a young family and can offer the flexibility and support needed to help keep the work and family life balance. You can work as much or little as suits your family commitments.

SupportED recruitment is a family run teacher recruitment agency based in York. Rich and Gemma Robinson created SupportED after teaching in York for over 15 years. Their aim was to create an agency that understands the demands of working in schools; they offer support to help their teachers teach to their potential. Many of our teachers have young families and want the rewards that teaching can offer without being contracted directly with a school

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

  • 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 will need to provide a CV with previous work history

  • You must have legal rights to work in the UK

  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview

  • You will need to provide appropriate safeguarding checks and certificates


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

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.

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.