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.

Early Years Practitioner – Poppleton Under Fives

We are looking for a lively and committed Early Years Practitioner to join our existing dedicated and friendly team to deliver safe, high-quality education and care for our children in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Applicants should have:poppleton under 5s logo

  • Minimum Level 2 Early Years education and childcare qualification (or equivalent) to enable inclusion in statutory child:staff ratios
  • The ability to demonstrate knowledge of child development, safeguarding, and health & safety
  • The ability to confidently apply their learning in a practical environment under appropriate management supervision
  • Some experience of working with young children within the EYFS framework
  • The willingness and ability to take on the role of key worker in relation to a group of children (previous experience of the key worker role is preferred)
  • Good communication skills
  • A commitment to working effectively with other staff members and the young children and their families

Available hours: The role is term time only and will be for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 sessions per week.

Fixed Term: Initially fixed until end of July 2020, (but with the hope to extend into the 2020/2021 academic year).

Salary: Competitive.

Closing date 20 December 2019: We will seek to hold interviews at the end of the 1st week of January 2020.

Contact: To receive an application form please contact Anne Johnson on 07957 815596 or email

Early Years Practitioner Level 3 – Haxby Playgroups

We are looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner with a full Level 3 qualification to work 28 hours a week term time only from the start in January 2020, you will be part of the playgroup’s dynamic and passionate team and;

  • have an in-depth knowledge of the EYFS and child development
  • aspire to provide an outstanding and respectful experience for the children you care for
  • want to make a difference
  • be enthusiastic and able to enhance and extend children’s learning in the moment
  • be an excellent team player and someone who is proud of the role they play in caring for and educating children

If you would like to work for an organisation that aspires to be outstanding and where you are valued as a skilled Early Years Practitioner, please get in touch.  To apply, contact Liz Radford on 01904 762776 or email

Safe recruitment procedures are in place to safeguard all children. Please note that all employment offers are subject to enhanced DBS checks and excellent references.

Class Leader – Rhythm Time


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. We will soon be starting new classes in the York and Selby area, including some nurseries. With this continuing growth, we now need someone who’s lively, enthusiastic and organised to join our team.

This could be the brilliant opportunity you’ve been looking for!
(Please note: You MUST be able to drive and have your own car!)

Click the link below for more information about the role to apply. Or call/text Rachel on 07847717403.

Events Manager – Clements Hall Trust

Clements Hall Trust is looking to recruit an Events Manager to join our existing staff team at Clements Hall on Nunthorpe Road.

If you’re enthusiastic about organising and publicising events, working with volunteers and have ideas for developing our community centre, you may be just what we’re looking for!

For more information about the Hall, a job description and person specification, and how to apply please visit

Deadline: Monday 9 December, 5.00pm
Interview date: Monday 16 December 2019

Playgroup Assistant – Stockton Lane Playgroup

Stockton Lane Playgroup is a Charity run Playgroup, which provides excellent childcare within the community of Heworth for over 40 families. Playgroup operates term time only.

Playgroup has been running for over 50 years and has a reputation to be proud of and this is mainly due to the high quality staff that work at Playgroup. We are currently looking to recruit a permanent Playgroup Assistant for 10.5 hours per week, term time only with the occasional additional hours.

The role will be to assist the Early Years Practitioners and provide support at snack time and lunch club. An early years qualification would be advantageous but is not essential for this role and training will be provided. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to get into the childcare profession or wanting a part-time position working with the Playgroup. The successful applicant will not be appointed until the satisfactory completion of a DBS.

10.5 Hours a week which are split as follows;

Monday 10.00 – 12 noon
Tuesday 11.15 – 1.00pm
Wednesday 11.15 – 1.00pm
Thursday 10.00 – 12 noon
Friday 9.00 – 12 noon

Hourly rate of pay is £8.23

If you would like an informal chat about the position please contact the Playgroup Manager, Fiona on 07746806426. To request an application form please email:

Your application must be received by Tuesday 3rd December 2019 applications received after this date will not be considered.

Interviews will be held during week commencing Monday 9th December 2019.

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.

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:

Farm Manager at The Balloon Tree

balloon tree logo

The Balloon Tree are looking for a passionate and dynamic Green Fingered Farm Manager to run our Pick Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Farm.

Over the past 30 years we have developed a highly regarded reputation for our home grown strawberries and asparagus, and the ideal candidate would be an individual who would pride themselves on continuing this reputation and move the business forward.

As Farm Manager you will be responsible for all farming activities including but not limited to; management of staff, operating farm equipment, ensuring the farm is effectively irrigated, crop maintenance and forward planning for the coming seasons.

We are looking for candidates who have previous farming and horticultural experience, although some training will be given, however drive, ambition and passion for farming is paramount.

Full time hours and permanent position

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley
YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge)
01759 373023


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 20,000 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 1 person to work with Emily on the advertising side of the business which will be a paid role.

Sales / Advertising role: 

The ideal candidate will be someone with high levels of confidence and great communications skills, as well as being really organised. You need to be good with detail and take pride in doing a job well.  You’ll be required to give really high quality responses to advertising enquiries & have the ability to think about other people’s needs for their organisation. Sales experience would be great but it’s not essential… it’s not about cold calling (we never do this) but it’s about responding to organisations well and ensuring the promotion on Mumbler is right for them.

The details of the role (hours, pay, location etc) are to be confirmed as it will be dependant on the skills and lifestyle requirements of the successful applicant (The hours can work around your own childcare needs… school hours, flexible etc) but it will be broadly 12 hours per week and likely to be around the living wage pay on a sub-contract basis.


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.