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.

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Senior Carer Support Worker – York Carers Centre

Maternity Cover – up to one year – 28 hours per week
Salary Scale: £23,836 – £24,799 per annum pro rata (NJC SCP 17-19)

York Carers Centre is an independent charity that helps unpaid carers in York access the support they need. We are seeking to recruit a Senior Carer Support Worker to join our dedicated team and be responsible for the delivery of our Young Adult Carer Service working with and for carers aged 18-25 years in York. Considerable experience in working with and supporting vulnerable young people and their families is essential together with a background of providing information and support to individuals in a community setting.

The post holder will identify and support young adult carers and deliver a range of information, advice and activities reflecting their needs and aspirations enabling them to lead healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives. Working within the boundaries of confidentiality, excellent communication skills will be necessary to work effectively and engage sensitively with young people. A good understanding of the needs and rights of unpaid carers will be required.

The successful candidate will work with a range of external partners and voluntary agencies and be responsible for ensuring the service is delivered in line with contract requirements. Applicants should be self-motivated with excellent organisational and time management skills.

This position involves flexible working including evening and occasional weekends. Travel throughout the York area will be required and a full clean driving licence and access to a car for work is essential.

We offer a supportive working environment with learning and development opportunities, 29 days holiday per year plus public holidays, reduced pro rata, and a contributory pension scheme.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Closing date: Tuesday 28th January 2020 – Midnight
Interview date: Thursday 6th February 2020

Application packs can be found on our website
For an application pack by post or to discuss these vacancies please phone 01904 715490 or email We do not accept CV’s.

Please note, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.

Lead Officer for Young Carers – York Carers Centre

Maternity Cover – up to one year – 35 hours per week
Salary Scale: £25,295 – £26,317 per annum pro rata (NJC SCP 20-22)

York Carers Centre is an independent charity that helps unpaid carers in York access the support they need. We are seeking to recruit an energetic, highly motivated and organised individual to lead a dedicated team working with and for young carers across York. Considerable experience in working with and supporting vulnerable young people is essential.

With responsibility for the day-to-day management and delivery of the Young Carer Service in line with contract requirements, the post-holder will ensure young carers are identified and recognised and have access to a range of emotional and practical support according to their specific needs.

This position requires an effective communicator with drive and enthusiasm, proven leadership skills, management and supervisory experience and a professional confident approach. Working within the boundaries of confidentiality, it will be essential to work effectively and engage sensitively with children and young people aged 5 – 18 years. Alongside an excellent understanding and awareness of the needs of young carers and their families, the successful applicant will have experience of liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies and engaging with clients in a variety of service delivery settings.
We are looking for an individual who can organise and deliver creative initiatives which ensure young carers have fun, develop healthy networks and develop their voice through active participation thereby effecting positive change. Applicants should hold a professional relevant qualification (youth and community work, child care, teaching, health or social care) and be able to demonstrate their knowledge of National Occupational Standards for Youth Work (NOS).

The post holder will have good presentation skills and experience of identifying funding and providing monitoring and progress reports.
This position involves flexible working including evening and occasional weekends. Travel throughout the York area will be required and a full clean driving licence and access to a car for work is essential.

We offer a supportive working environment with learning and development opportunities, 29 days holiday per year plus public holidays, reduced pro rata, and a contributory pension scheme.
The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Tuesday 28th January 2020 – Midnight
Interview date: Friday 7th February 2020

Application packs can be found on our website
For an application pack by post or to discuss this vacancy please phone 01904 715490 or email We do not accept CV’s.

Please note only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.

Learning & Participation Coordinator – Accessible Arts & Media

At Accessible Arts & Media, we’ve been running inclusive arts and creative media learning projects in and around York since 1982. We’ve got a vision for a more inclusive society, where everyone gets the chance to shine, and our work’s built around the belief that everyone can learn, everyone can be creative, and everyone can play a part in their local community.

A lot of different people take part in our projects, from disabled adults and young people to older people living with dementia and memory loss and people with mental ill-health. We also work with schools, community groups and local businesses. We create a supportive, fun environment that inspires and motivates people to explore the world around them and to learn and express themselves through creativity.

We’re looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic Learning & Participation Coordinator to join our IMPs (Inclusive Music Projects) and Hands & Voices programmes. IMPs is a year-round inclusive music programme for disabled and non-disabled children and young people and Hands & Voices is an inclusive community choir for adults with learning and communication difficulties. Both programmes also include training programmes where participants learn to be workshop leaders.

The Learning & Participation Coordinator will coordinate the programmes. They’ll oversee learning, development and participation opportunities for participants and coordinate performances and events. We’re looking for an exceptional, enthusiastic worker who’s passionate about helping disabled young people and adults achieve their full potential.

This post is offered full-time, 37.5 hours a week, on a salary of £22,500 pro-rata and is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The postholder’s time will be split across the two projects, working three days a week on the IMPs programme and two days a week on Hands & Voices.
Full funding for the post is confirmed for 12 months, until March 2021. Funding for the IMPs element of the role is confirmed from the National Foundation for Youth Music until December 2022. We’re committed to securing further funding for the Hands & Voices element of the position over the next 12 months, to maintain the role as a full-time post over the three years.

For more information on AAM and our work, please visit,

and to download an application pack please go to:

Closing date for applications: Mon 17th February at 5pm
Interviews will take place: Thursday 5th March in York.

We would like the successful applicant to start as soon as possible.

Host Families Wanted – Melton College

Would you like to become a host for visiting students?

Hosting a student is fun and really rewarding.  It is also a great way of generating a little extra income.

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Marketing Manager – Supersonic Fitness

Supersonic Fitness is based in the heart of York. We love everything to do with health, fitness,
wellbeing and nutrition.

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate Marketing Manager to join the team on a part time
basis. You should be a team player who is positive thinking and strives to provide excellent service
at all times.

Hours: 16-20 hours per week
Salary and Benefits: £12.50 – £15.00 experience dependent, Gym Membership Included (value

Principal Objectives of the role:
To grow gym membership and Café custom. Develop awareness of the Supersonic Brand within
York. Create partnerships with corporates. Grow the Supersonic Community.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• To work with the management team to create a short, medium and long-term marketing
plan for Supersonic focussed on growing membership numbers and upselling services to
existing members
• Create a working budget to accompany the marketing plan
• To conduct research to support marketing planning
• Run seasonal campaigns and promotions to drive membership sales
• Liaise with target media to ensure successful partnerships are in place for listings, editorial
and advertorials
• Manage regular events and workshops to bring the local community in to Supersonic
• Manage website updates as required (including blog updates)
• Manage MailChimp to deliver email marketing for Supersonic to promote
services/promotions to existing members and to entice warm leads to come on board
o Including database management (in-line with GDPR requirements)
• Manage third party suppliers to fulfil creative campaigns – designers, photographers and
• Manage the SEO partner to ensure page 1 rankings and drive in-bound enquiries
• Involve the team in regular gorilla style marketing activity
• Promote membership schemes amongst existing members to maximise uptake

Social Media
• To generate creative ideas and produce lively multi-media content for blogs and social
media, including Facebook, Instagram Twitter & LinkedIn
• Create a content calendar that syncs with the marketing plan and includes all key national
days and events
• Populate the Supersonic social media channels on a regular basis
• Run an audit of local influencers and come up with innovative ways to engage them in
• Run regular advertising on Facebook & Instagram in sync with the marketing plan
Business Development
• Attend local networking events to grow relationships that will drive new business
• Forge relationships with local schools and businesses to run partnership activity
• Proactively promote Supersonic as a venue for private events
• Manage regular events, workshops and promotions to enhance member retention
• Communicate with members on a regular basis to enhance member retention

• To perform any other appropriate ad hoc duties as may be requested by your manager
from time to time

See link below for full job specification:

Supersonic Marketing Manager Role – Part-Time


To apply, please email

Personal Trainers & Fitness Coaches – Supersonic Fitness

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate Personal Trainers & Fitness Coaches to join the fitness team on a part time basis. You should be a team player who is positive thinking and strives to provide excellent service at all times.

What We Want From You
Personal Training
 Delivery of 1:1 and small group personal training sessions
 Performing initial consultations with clients and regular health assessments thereon to monitor
client progress.
 Functional movement screens
 Design and delivering exercise programmes based on a variety of client goals and
medical/exercise history
 Nutritional advice and support to optimise client results
 Lifestyle support to optimise client results
 Client retention programmes and events

 Delivery of group fitness classes in the studio and on the gym floor.
 Providing motivation to class participants
 Member engagement and retention
 Ensuring classes are suitable to all abilities
 Ability to motivate class participants
 Ability to create a positive and energetic atmosphere in your classes which encourages
members to come back time and time again
 Ability and willingness to build a rapport and engage with class participants to enhance class
 Experience of working with a variety of class members and being able to adapt classes based
on participants needs.

 Delivery of gym inductions
 Design and delivery of exercise programmes based on a variety of goals and medical/exercise history
 Member engagement and retention
 Customer service
 Perform daily tasks to ensure the high standards of the facility are maintained at all times
Reception Duties
 Your main role will be fitness-focused, however you will be required to perform reception duties,
deal with member enquiries and also perform sales tours to prospective members.
 Responsible for ensuring Supersonic Vision and Values are upheld at all times creating an
excellent and welcoming environment for members, their guests, customers and staff.
 Blog writing
 Attending regular staff training sessions and team meetings.

What’s The Deal?
 Salary to be discussed at the interview.
 Part-time role – 20 hours available on a shift rota basis
 Supersonic Gym membership
 Get to be part of a fantastic team and the start of something special
 Company pension

See below for full job specification:

Supersonic Personal Trainers and Fitness Coaches

To apply, please email

Digital Account Manager – Zigzag Digital

What’s on offer

Role – Digital Account Manager
Salary – Very Competitive ££
Location – The Shambles, York
Contract: 25-30 hrs per week

The benefits

Great company culture
Opportunity to work with high profile clients
Exciting plans and growth opportunity
A calendar packed full of social events
Flexible working hours
Amazon prime subscription

Who we are looking for

Abilities: The position is ideal for a self-starting, results-driven, creative individual who is comfortable dealing with multiple projects in a demanding deadline-driven environment.

The role is fast-paced with a strong multi-channel campaign focus. The main objectives of this role will be to take responsibility for the delivery of digital marketing campaigns and building relationships with clients.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in digital, direct marketing and successful multi-channel campaign implementation.

To be suitable, candidates need to know how to engage a channel audience.

Personality: An enthusiastic team player is required with excellent written and communication skills, highly motivated and results-driven. This role will suit someone with a delivery mindset, who has a solid, pragmatic approach and a passion for learning and developing within the role.

Key Responsibilities

Ability to manage and enhance commercial performance
Successful track record of building client relationships
Passion for digital and marketing innovation
The ability to successfully organise, manage and deliver a diverse range of digital activity
An ability to quickly develop a good understanding of our clients’ customers, competitors, marketplace and business challenges
A consultative, conscientious and rigorous approach to increase our clients’ competitive advantage
Contribute to social media initiatives via the digital marketing team
Identifying new clients and offer details on the digital services the agency can provide
Onboard new clients and brief the Project Management Team accordingly
Be the first point of contact for any inbound business
To report any new client directly to the directors of the business

Key Skills
Excellent delivery of internal and customer-focused campaigns
Strong written English and grammar, highly literate with a keen eye for detail
A creative, results-focused individual
Ability to manage multiple campaigns in order to meet strict deadlines and with clear communications to stakeholders
Ability to collaborate and build cross-departmental and supplier relationships
Agency experience
Experience with social media (paid and unpaid)
IT skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Excel


Marketing, English, Maths or Business Studies Degree, or alternatively, has work experience in marketing, advertising and/or marketing communications.

Apply online here:

University of York Research – PJ Heroes

Have you ever been concerned about your child’s language development? Did they seem late to learn to talk or understand speech?

If your child has suspected or confirmed speech,language and communication needs then researchers at the University of York would love to hear from you!

Children aged 4-6 with English as their only language are invited to take part.

Families who volunteer can be seen in their own homes.


For more details including how to take part contact:

Staff Nurse – Saint Micheal’s Hospice, Harrogate

Hours – 22.5 to 37.5 hours per week (3 to 5 shifts per week)
£13.28 per hour plus enhancements

Harrogate District Hospice Care is a registered charity in England and Wales (518905) with a family of services operating as Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just ‘B’, Saint Michael’s Hospice and Talking Spaces.

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated registered nurse looking to be involved in providing excellent palliative care? Do you wish to join a team dedicated to enhancing the provision of services within a multi-disciplinary approach for End of Life Care?

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an interest in palliative care and will ideally have post registration experience although preceptorships are available.

Benefits include:-

• Competitive rates of pay
• Enhancements for Saturday/nights £17.26 Sunday/Bank Holidays £21.25
• 21 (3 shifts) – 35 (5 Shifts) paid days holiday
• 4 participatory training days per year (fully funded)
• Assistance and guidance for revalidation
• Support from a Clinical Practice Educator
• Comprehensive Induction Programme with Continuous Professional Development
• Contributory Pension Scheme with employer contribution of 8% and variable employee contribution
• Dining Facilities with subsidised meals
• Free on site Car Parking/Walking distance from Hornbeam Park Station
• Free DBS/CRB check and Uniform
• Employee Assistance programme

Please click Apply and you will be forwarded to our website via email.

We welcome any potential candidates to visit prior to application, please call 01423 876086 to arrange a mutually suitable appointment.

Interviews will be arranged upon application at Crimple House, Harrogate.

Mid-day supervisory assistants – Wigginton

Required as soon as possible
Permanent – Part-time (6.25 hours per week) Term Time Only

Salary: Grade 2 (£16,302 per annum comprising of basic pay plus living wage supplement) reduced pro-rata (works out at £8.45 per hour).

We are offering two posts 6.25 hours per week for Midday Supervisory Assistant during term time. The hours are Monday to Friday one and quarter hours cover over the lunch time period.

The successful candidates would be expected to carry out duties during the children’s lunchtime break including supervising in the playground and the dining hall, taking care of all their needs including the minor injuries, falls and their general welfare during the lunch break. You will provide play, direction and supervision of activities in the playground to ensure that the whole lunchtime experience can be enjoyed in a safe and calm environment

The successful candidates will be part of large hardworking, enthusiastic team who enjoy working with children.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is subject to the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 and as such shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a Disqualification Declaration. Any information supplied will be discussed at interview.

An application form and further details are available to download on the school website HERE. Applications can be sent via e-mail or to this address:

Wigginton Primary School
Westfield Lane
YO32 2FZ

Level 3 Early Years Practitioners

little green rascals logoWe are currently looking for full time Level 3 Early Years Practitioners at a number of our nurseries.

The roles are for 38 hours over 4 days, with a set day off during the week. The successful candidate will have a level 3 qualification and must have experience of working within an early year’s environment.

The position includes the following responsibilities:

• Upholding high standards of care for all children
• Key person duties which includes: observing, supporting and extending children’s learning, planning appropriately using the EYFS and building
positive relationships with children and families.
• Ensuring that children are safe, upholding our safeguarding procedures
• Complying with our Health and Safety Policy
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
• Fantastic ongoing opportunities for further training, professional development
and great career opportunities within the company.

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

Little Green Rascals is committed to safeguarding and promoting the
welfare of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. Reference checks and an enhanced DBS will be required before the successful candidate is confirmed into post.

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.