Jobs For Parents

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.

Playworker (Permanent) Copmanthorpe Out of School Club

We are looking for an enthusiastic Level 3 qualified (or equivalent) Playworker to join our team, we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, happy to engage the children in imaginative, varied and lively play in out of school club activities in an independent club South West of York. You will be working at after school club during term time plus flexible and additional hours during term time and the school holidays.

Must have good communication skills to work with children and a commitment to the delivery of the EYFS Framework and the safeguarding of children. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

Hourly rate currently under review.

Closing Date: 25th August 2017. Interviews to take place 29th and 30th August 2017.
For an application form contact [email protected] or phone 07711 031721.

Regular Babysitter – Rawcliffe

A regular babysitter is required in the Rawcliffe area on Thursday evenings.

Duties: Collection from nursery (6pm latest), take home and care for until 7pm, occasionally later.

1 child – Aged 18 months

For further information, contact [email protected]

Mothers Help

The Yorkshire Nanny Company

Location: Dunnington, York
Start Date: Mid September (flexible)

Working hours: 3 days a week 3pm – 6pm (potential for few more hours if needed, 1pm start)

Duties: To help mum with children after school, tea time, homework, general house help.
Position will suit a caring, fun, active person with experience of children – qualifications not essential.
Wage negotiable.

2 boys aged 4 and 6 years – mum due new baby end of Aug.

For more information or to apply please contact Lyndsey on 07912490812 or email [email protected]

After School Nanny

The Yorkshire Nanny Company

Location: Great Ouseburn

Start Date: September

Working hours: Mon – Thurs (3pm – 6pm).  There is potential for a couple of additional hours a week housekeeping.

2 girls aged 2 and 5 years

Wage negotiable
Qualifications not essential – childcare experience is!

For more information or to apply please contact Lyndsey on 07912490812 or email [email protected]


Pre-School Supervisor

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, York.

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 2½ – 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 desirably a level 3 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 staff.
* Good level of English in both verbal and written communication.

This position is initially on a 23 hour contract covering weekdays during school term time with the possibility of future additional hours.

The level of pay for this post is £7.75 – £8.30 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience) and will be reviewed after an induction period with a view to increasing the hourly rate.

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 Helen Ward at [email protected].

The closing date for applications is Thursday 31 st August 2017.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a morning session on either 14th or 15th September, prior to interviews on 28th or 29th September 2017.

Heslington Pre-School
Lord Deramore’s School, School Lane, Heslington, York, YO10 5EE.
Telephone 07708155484

Volunteers to support vulnerable children and young people

City of York Council are looking for volunteers to support vulnerable children and young people.

We have various roles available that are either on a 1:1 basis or in group settings, these include early years groups, mentoring, parent mentoring, supporting young people in care and appropriate adults for the Youth Offending Team.

If you would like further information please either email [email protected] or telephone 01904 552444.

Hotel Contractor

Rooms4groups is looking for a new hotel contractor. The role will be to predominantly liaise with hotels around the UK, Europe & Worldwide to add them to our new online group booking website

Duties will include… (but not be limited to)
* Using an existing database of contacts to sign up hotels to use the website (its free of charge so no hard sell involved!)
* Reviewing, checking & amending submitted hotel details, descriptions & images
* Sourcing new hotels (with support) and introducing them to the website
* Updating databases & general admin

There is potential for the role to grow in future along with the expansion of the company – allowing for more hours/in depth contracting//booking role.

The applicant must be very hard working and fast to learn and have a positive attitude to a fast paced, hard working role which will be rewarded with flexible and friendly employment approach (we already employ other local York Mums!)

Preferred skills/experience (not essential although would be an advantage)
Hotel contracting / Sales / group hotel bookings / hotel – tourism industry / languages
Full training will be given

Part time/flexible – 15 hours per week – £10 per hour
Hours/days of work are flexible but would prefer Tue/Wed/Thursday for the majority of hours to be worked at the rooms4groups office in York (near the Knavesmire) – potential for flexible home working

Please send CV and covering application to [email protected]
Closing Date: 14th August 2017

York City Gymnastics Foundation Lead Coach

YCGF Lead Coach – with focus on Minis/Pre-school

Hours: 30
Holidays: 28 Days pro rata (including Public Holidays) taken outside of term time
Salary: £18,500 pro rata

Role: To coach pre-school gymnastics recreational classes to a high standard across YCGF Minis classes. To implement class plans, assist volunteer coaches as required.
– Introduce & run YCGF reward scheme to rising 5’s
– Develop range of suitable and varied activities for pre-school/minis classes
– Coach development of assistant volunteers and class teachers
– Keep up to date with personal coaching qualifications & training.
– Coach classes during the day and occasional evening & weekend cover as required.
– Provide cover for absent class teachers when required.
– Implement YCGF coaching policies and assist with YCGF activities as required.
– Monitor & arrange cover for advanced notice of coach absences.

Current Coaching sessions required (please note these are subject to change)
Mon 9am – 3.30pm
Tues 9am – 3.30pm
Wed 9am – 3.30pm
Thu 9am – 3.30pm
Fri 9am – 3.30pm
Any additional coaching hours up to a maximum of 40 hours can be undertaken as class teacher cover for any additional YCGF classes.

The successful candidate must have:
• Minimum Level 2 UKCC Gymnastics coaching award in General Gymnastics and/or Pre-school gymnastics.
• Pre-school and General Gymnastics coaching experience.
• Current enhance DBS for a child workforce in sport & Safeguarding and Protection Certificate
• Experience of working with young children and a passion for the sport of gymnastics.
• Ability to build good rapport with parents / carers and their children.
• Ability to work with other class teachers and volunteers to provide an interesting and varied gymnastics programme suitable for the age group of the children.

The following are desirable:
• Relevant qualifications for participants with disabilities.
• First aid qualification.
• A relevant degree.
• Be self-motivated, confident and outgoing.

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Changing bodies, Changing Minds Study – 3-5 year olds needed.

Chef and Chef Assistance

Looking for a day job as a Chef /Chef Assistance without sacrificing family life? Well this is a perfect opportunity for those who are looking for work-life balance and who want to make a career in the food industry.

We are looking for enthusiastic, creative and experienced chefs with fast food experience to assist in the running of our brand new Indian street food kiosk in York.

Does this sound like you? Then we want to hear from you!
NUKKAD offers quality street food experience, Indian cuisine like no other in the heart of York. The menu features high quality and innovative dishes, with an emphasis on fabulous, fresh quality ingredients.

The successful applicant will have the following:
• Fast food experience (essential for the role)
• Minimum of 1 year experience as a chef
Attention to detail is a must. We want someone with creativity and passion to help us produce innovative dishes and enhance the overall customer experience for our customers.

We are looking for more than one Chef and Chef Assistance (perhaps someone who wants to become a Chef in the future).  Our opening hours are 9am-5pm, so we are happy to offer a variety of part-time and full time opportunities.  You will be based in York city centre but should be flexible to travel for festivals. Salary is dependant on experience with great prospects in a fast expanding company.

If you possess all of the above, please send a CV and covering letter to:
Abhi Khurana
[email protected]

Betty’s Cafe Tea Room – Stonegate

Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate

Are you looking for an exciting role with a company who will truly value you, with fantastic career progression opportunities, benefits and an exciting working atmosphere?

Do you want to be part of a team that works together to deliver a truly magical customer experience?

If this sounds like the next opportunity for you, then Bettys Café Tea Rooms in Stonegate, York has the perfect opportunity for you.

Depending on your level of experience your role will include a mixture of preparing ingredients, cold food, hot and cold drinks, cleaning and dishwasher duties or working on hot-side, cooking our hot food menu fresh to order.

We have a variety of roles available, both full and part-time, but we do need you to be available for at least one day at the weekend. We will offer you guaranteed minimum hours and NO SPLIT SHIFTS, a quarterly group profit share scheme, AND free meals and drinks whilst you are at work, along with the following additional benefits:

• Competitive rates of pay with a starting wage of up to £7.55 per hour, depending on your age, with opportunity for your pay to rise further throughout completion of your training
• 25% staff discount on goods from Bettys shop
• Uniform provided
• Excellent training and development opportunities
• 25 days paid holiday plus 3 fixed public holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day). For all other public holidays you will receive a premium rate.

Ideally you will have experience of working with food in a busy kitchen, but don’t worry, full training will be provided.

To apply, please send us a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to [email protected]

This role will close when all vacancies have been filled, successful candidates will be invited to interview on an ongoing basis.


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 [email protected] or [email protected] 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.

Cafe/Catering Business for Sale

Do you Love To Eat? Have you ever dreamed about running your own business? Well we might just have the answer for you. Love To Eat cafe and outside catering business based on the outskirts of York, is on the market for sale. We are looking for that special person who is able take on this fantastic growing business and make it their own.

There are 3 different levels at which you can buy the business, making it an accessible business opportunity for everyone.

If you feel you would be the right person and you are ready to run your own business and enjoy all the benefits of working for yourself, then I would love to hear from you.

For more information please check out our website

Alternatively please email me [email protected]

Many thanks


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
Email: [email protected]

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 [email protected] to apply.