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.

Buyer – Risana Ltd

3 month fixed term contract (extension likely)
30 hours a week (flexible)
£12.50 per hour
Start date: Early/mid December

Office-based (Clifton Moor). The role will be mostly desk based, but will include assisting with processing of new stock as it arrives, when required.

We, Risana Ltd., are an online retailer of healthcare products. We are recruiting for somebody to source new suppliers and expand the business into new and unrelated product categories.

Day to day duties will primarily involve researching popular retail products, sourcing suppliers, opening trade accounts, reformatting price lists, adding new products to our system, raising orders, and managing suppliers.

This role will require somebody with good analytical skills, and a highly competent computer user, working with Excel spreadsheets (sorting, filtering), using third-party websites and marketplace sites (e.g. Amazon and eBay).

As this is a new position, the initial 3 month period is effectively a trial, to ensure the role works for the business and provides the returns we expect it to. Assuming this goes to plan, the role will be extended by further 3 months. At the end of that period, we will decide whether the role becomes permanent.

Please send all CV’s and/or enquiries to

Please know that we will do our best to contact all applicants, however if you have not heard back from us by Saturday 28th November you have been unsuccessful.

Part-time teaching opportunity – Supported Recruitment

Primary teachers needed to help deliver the government funded catch up programme with KS1 and KS2 students.  This is a part-time, flexible opportunity which can be fit in around the school run.

Contact for more details.

Pre-School Manager – Heslington Pre-School

Heslington Pre-School has been running for over 50 years and is a charity run, committee led pre-school located on the grounds of Lord Deramore’s Primary School in Heslington, York.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to join an experienced team as Pre-School Manager. The post-holder will be required to lead the team in providing safe, high quality education and care for early years children. Our new manager will be someone who has a passion for delivering exemplary childcare and engaging families in pre-school life in order to promote positive mindsets and enrich the lives of young children.

We are looking for someone who has: –

  • A minimum Level 3 Early Years Education and Childcare qualification or equivalent
  • Experience in running or helping to run a similar setting
  • A thorough understanding of the current Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
  • A real love and drive for working with and educating children
  • 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.
  • Excellent understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection, Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, Food Safety and Confidentiality.

Further details can be found in the job description and person specification.

The hours for this position will be discussed during the interview but will be weekdays during school term time only.

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 Fiona MacDonald at

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 25th November 2020, at 12 noon.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview week beginning 30th November 2020.

Part Time Childcare Practitioner – Elvington Under 5’s playgroup

We are looking for a part time practitioner with a childcare qualification (NVQ or similar) to join our friendly setting, working with children aged between 2 and 5 years old.

We are open Monday to Friday 8am – 3pm (term time only) and hours will be arranged with the successful candidate.

Please email with your covering letter and CV.

Workshop Assistant (Seasonal) – Bear and Rose

We are Bear and Rose, a small family run business, which is looking for seasonal Workshop Assistant staff for the busy pre-Christmas period. We make laser cut home decor, working mainly with wood. You can see our items at

Are you:
Good with detail?
Able to work on your own initiative?
Good under pressure and deadlines?
Reliable and will get the job done on time and to a high standard?

Main responsibilities:
Maintaining workshop areas.
Cleaning wooden decor items after the initial making stage, and assisting with sorting into boxes ready for packing.
Hand finishing, including painting and sanding.

Full training will be given but somebody with some DIY/craft/production experience would be preferred.

Hours are preferably between 9am – 3pm, but are fairly flexible within the hours of 7am and 10pm which could suit students/ gap years/ parents (but is open to anyone). We are based on Pocklington Industrial Estate so you may need some form of transport. Free parking is available. Minimum wage.

Please send a copy of your CV and a covering email to Sarah at: or call James on 07931 641833 for more information.

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.